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Paperback The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell's Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West Book

ISBN: 0143128957

ISBN13: 9780143128953

The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell's Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West

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"A convincing case for Powell's legacy as a pioneering conservationist."--The Wall Street JournalA bold study of an eco-visionary at a watershed moment in US history.--Nature A timely, thrilling account of the explorer who dared to lead the first successful expedition down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon--and waged a bitterly-contested campaign for sustainability in the West. John Wesley Powell's first descent of the Colorado River through the...

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