Canyons Of The Colorado

Autore: John Wesley Powell
Editore: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605204137
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Since we left the Colorado Chiquito we have seen no evidences that the tribe of Indians inhabiting the plateaus on either side ever come down to the river; but about eleven o'clock to-day we discover an Indian garden at the foot of the wall on the right, just where a little stream with a narrow flood plain comes down through a side canyon. Along the valley the Indians have planted corn, using for irrigation the water which bursts out in springs at the foot of the cliff. The corn is looking quite well, but it is not sufficiently advanced to give us roasting ears; but there are some nice green squashes. We carry ten or a dozen of these on board our boats and hurriedly leave, not willing to be caught in the robbery, yet excusing ourselves by pleading our great want. -from "August 26" Sometimes published under the name The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons, but more properly known by its original title, Canyons of the Colorado is the gripping personal account of the first navigation of the Colorado River, in 1869, by the man who led the journey. American geologist and explorer JOHN WESLEY POWELL (1834-1902), head of the Powell Geographic Expedition and later director of the U.S. Geological Survey, here regales us with the thrilling tale of the ten-man team and its assignment to map the last unmapped regions of the western territories of the United States. The highlight of their three-month trip: the first known river journey through the wildness of the Grand Canyon. This replica of the 1895 edition includes all the original halftone illustrations. A classic of real-life adventure literature, it continues to captivate armchair explorers today.

The Exploration Of The Colorado River And Its Canyons

Autore: J. W. Powell
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120511
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Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons. 240 illustrations.

Stone Canyons Of The Colorado Plateau

Autore: Charles Bowden
Editore: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810929920
Grandezza: 30,27 MB
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Through stunning photography & fascinating stories this dramatic volume explores two little-known canyon systems just north of the Grand Canyon National Park.

The Grand Canyon Expedition

Autore: John Wesley Powell
Editore: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423651677
Grandezza: 49,30 MB
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Explore one of the nation’s greatest natural wonders and celebrate the 100th birthday of Grand Canyon National Park with this grand voyage. Join John Wesley Powell’s expedition to explore one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World, and one of the last unmapped portions of the continental United States. Powell’s detailed descriptions of the rocks, plants, and animals seen in the canyon, the geography of the area, and his team’s interactions with native groups of the area and mishaps along the trail allow readers to feel the thrill, the awe, and the humility of standing on the canyon’s edge. Powell’s account of his groundbreaking expedition on the Colorado and Green rivers joins Gibbs Smith’s best-selling Wilderness series, standing beside the works of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Mark Twain, and Jack London. John Wesley Powell (1834–1902) was a soldier, geologist, professor, explorer, and director of the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1869, he embarked on a three-month journey down the Colorado River, which would become the first recorded voyage through the Grand Canyon.

Non Technical Canyon Hiking Guide To The Colorado Plateau

Autore: Michael R. Kelsey
Editore: Kelsey Publishing (Utah)
ISBN: 9780944510346
Grandezza: 65,30 MB
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In addition to hike descriptions and maps this book includes some information about the Native Americans of the Colorado Plateau, geology cross-sections of the Colorado Plateau, and best hikes of the area. The hikes are for New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona.

Downcanyon

Autore: Ann Zwinger
Editore: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816515565
Grandezza: 80,75 MB
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Describes the river, including ruins, small wildlife, and the experiences of early travelers

Canyoning In The Colorado San Juan Mountains

Autore: Ira Lewis
Editore:
ISBN: 9780578662176
Grandezza: 62,55 MB
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Canyoning is the sport of descending narrow canyon gorges, which have flowing water and rappelling through waterfalls. The canyons of the San Juan and West Elk Mountains in Colorado carve through colorful sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rock layers with an active volcanic geologic history. This guidebook explores technical descents of the waterfalls and narrows found in these spectacular mountain ranges surrounding iconic Colorado mountain towns including Ouray, Silverton, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Telluride, Marble, Lake City and Creede along the Silver Thread Byway. Once an oasis for the Utes, and later a center of silver and gold mining, the San Juan Mountains have become a destination for outdoor recreation. This guide offers a detailed introduction to these special canyons along with historical, ecological and geological information for the area as well as ethics and safety considerations for the sport. In addition to new canyon descents, this book contains updated information on classic Ouray and Silverton canyon routes, with new details about exits and anchors.

The Books Of The Grand Canyon The Colorado River The Green River The Colorado Plateau

Autore: Mike S. Ford
Editore:
ISBN: 9781892327109
Grandezza: 65,64 MB
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A Bibliography covering one half century of Southwest literature; a sequel to Farquhar's "The Books of the Colorado River & the Grand Canyon."

Technical Slot Canyon Guide To The Colorado Plateau

Autore: Michael R. Kelsey
Editore: Kelsey Pub
ISBN: 9780944510230
Grandezza: 71,18 MB
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This is another in the series by Michael Kelsey for those who enjoy hiking and climbing. This book is unique in that every canyon described requires the use of ropes and rapelling to get all the way through. There are hundreds of maps and pictures, as well as directions and descriptions of the many small canyons available for exploration. Mr Kelsey's books have sold and continue to sell well in the Rocky Mountain region.

Wild River Timeless Canyons

Autore: Balduin Möllhausen
Editore: University of Arizona Press
ISBN:
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Reveals the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon in 1858 as seen by a Prussian artist in watercolors now at the Amon Carter Museum

The Colorado Plateau

Autore: Donald L. Baars
Editore: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826323019
Grandezza: 48,35 MB
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This new edition of Donald L. Baars's classic The Colorado Plateau incorporates new text, maps, photographs, figures, tables, and bibliography to provide the most up-to-date geology of the red rock and canyon country of the Four Corners of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Baars's comprehensive geological summary of the canyonlands is detailed enough to satisfy a geologist looking for an overview of the region yet clearly enough written to appeal to anyone interested in learning the scientific story behind this magnificent scenic area.

Mesas Cliffs And Canyons

Autore: Jack E. Smith
Editore:
ISBN:
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Guide To The Colorado And Green Rivers In The Canyonlands Of Utah And Colorado

Autore: Tom Martin
Editore:
ISBN: 9780991389636
Grandezza: 62,52 MB
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Guidebook for whitewater boating on the Green and Colorado rivers in the Canyonlands region of eastern Utah and Colorado.

Lost Canyons Of The Green River

Autore: Roy Webb
Editore: University of Utah Press
ISBN: 1607812142
Grandezza: 52,50 MB
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Takes the reader on a journey back in time to discover the Green River as it once was

The Plateau Of Doubt Hiking The Hayduke Trail Across The Colorado Plateau

Autore: Jonathan Stewart
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1483480887
Grandezza: 31,56 MB
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Vista: 2747
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The Books Of The Colorado River The Grand Canyon

Autore: Francis Peloubet Farquhar
Editore:
ISBN: 9781892327147
Grandezza: 36,41 MB
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A well-known bibliography describes the most siginficant works written about the Grand Canyon region.

The Colorado River

Autore: Tim McNeese
Editore: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791077268
Grandezza: 61,40 MB
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Looks at the history, geological features, and importance of the Colorado River.

Geological Survey Professional Paper

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ISBN:
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Canyons

Autore: Erik A. Hanson
Editore: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438106645
Grandezza: 40,17 MB
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Chronicles the origins, history, and structure of the world's most famous gorges, from North America's Grand Canyon to western Australia's Windjana Gorge. This book also discusses tectonic activity, undersea canyons, liquid rock, and pinpoints scientific studies and modern-day ecological challenges.