John Wesley Powell: soldier, explorer, scientist

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One hundred years ago John Wesley Powell and nine adventure-seeking companions completed the first exploration of the dangerous and almost uncharted canyons of the Green and Colorado Rivers. By this trip, Powell, a 35-year old teacher of natural history, apparently unhampered by the lack of his right forearm (amputated after the Battle of Shiloh) opened up a large unknown part of continental United States and brought to a climax the era of western exploration.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title John Wesley Powell: soldier, explorer, scientist
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DOI 10.3133/70039264
Year Published 1970
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Contributing office(s) Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries
Description 23 p.
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