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Description - Seeing Things Whole by J. W. Powell

This is an anthology of the major writings of one of the great figures of the 19th Century American West, John Wesley Powell. Powell explored the Colorado River and wrote famously about those explorations. (His writings on that topic are currently available, but all of his other writings are out of print at this time.) This anthology includes some of Powell's adventure writing, but focuses more on his recommendations for the settlement and governance of the West and allocation and conservation of western resources. Seeing Things Whole presents John Wesley Powell in the full diversity of his achievements and interests: continental explorer, scientist, social reformer, and public servant.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559638722
ISBN-10: 1559638729
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J. W. Powell

William deBuys is a historian, conservationist, and writer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His books include "Enchantment and Exploitation" (University of New Mexico Press, 1989), "River of Traps" (University of New Mexico Press, 1996), and "Salt Dreams" (University of New Mexico Press, 1999).John Wesley Powell (1834 1902) was a US soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers that included the first known passage through the Grand Canyon."