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John Wesley Powell: Soldier, Explorer, Scientist

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Code: 978-0-86541-080-0
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Jean Thor Cook

John Wesley Powell's insatiable curiosity led him to explore the area of the US marked "unknown" on maps—an area he mapped and named the Grand Canyon.

Powell was a one-armed Civil War veteran when he led the first expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869.


"We are three-quarters of a mile in the depths of the earth...We have an unknown distance yet to run; an unknown river yet to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what walls rise over the river we know not."
— John Wesley Powell
Journal entry August 13, 1869

Ages 10 and up
78 pages; illustrated
Paperback
Trim: 5.5" by 8.5"
Publication date: 2006

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