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For Children
Author: Mary Ann Fraser
ISBN: 0805034951
Subcategory: History
Pages 64 pages
Publisher Redfeather Book from Henry Holt; 1st edition (May 15, 1995)
Language English
Category: For Children
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 516
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eBook In Search of the Grand Canyon: Down the Colorado with John Wesley Powell (Redfeather Books) download

by Mary Ann Fraser


On May 24, 1869, Major John Wesley Powell and his nine-man crew set off to explore the unmapped stretches of the Colorado River.

On May 24, 1869, Major John Wesley Powell and his nine-man crew set off to explore the unmapped stretches of the Colorado River.

In this book, author-illustrator Mary Ann Fraser takes young readers on a journey of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. I liked the book because in addition to interesting text, it has numerous illustrations, as well as maps, period photog In this book, author-illustrator Mary Ann Fraser takes young readers on a journey of the Colorado. The Lexile "Power V™" Word Selector identifies up to 10 challenging words in each book that are important for students to know.

Wesley Powell (Redfeather Books.

Mexico), Grand Canyon (Ariz. ; People: John Wesley Powell (1834-1902).

Fraser traces Powell's three-month journey down the river in this informative text, which also quite clearly conveys the danger, excitement, and nonstop action of the adventure. She relied heavily on Powell's writings and the journals of other crew members and has included many passages in her work.

No single experience put me closer to John Wesley Powell than a raft and dory trip down the Colorado River through the Grand . The topic of John Wesley Powell has spawned a particularly robust-and opinionated!-group.

No single experience put me closer to John Wesley Powell than a raft and dory trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. I’m indebted to the Arizona Raft Adventure river guides, who did so much more than conduct my family and me safely down the river.

Purchased this used book in wonderful condition because we wanted to reread John Wesley Powell's diary of the first trip . An amazing journey of John Wesley Powell going down the Colorado River in the early 1900's, good illustrations as well.

Purchased this used book in wonderful condition because we wanted to reread John Wesley Powell's diary of the first trip down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon. This is a "bonus" book for anyone interested because of the gorgeous photos that accompany the text.

John Wesley Powell’s first descent of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869 counts among the most dramatic chapters in American exploration history

John Wesley Powell’s first descent of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869 counts among the most dramatic chapters in American exploration history.

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Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians, First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80,, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 17-56. Wyandot Government: A Short Study of Tribal Society, Bureau of American Ethnology. One fee.

"In 1869, John Wesley Powell led an expedition down the Colorado River.... Fraser places readers in the boats, and does an excellent job of conveying the excitement and dangers of the journey in vivid detail." --School Library Journal, starred review
Niwield
After a long kayak trip on the Green river in Utah, I listened to excerpts from a JWP BOOK, Ibought this book & enjoyed it very much!
Nightscar
This is a very simplistic book about John Wesley Powell's first expedition down the Colorado River. It doesn't say it's a kids book, but I'm pretty sure that's its main audience. It's a quick read, and not bad, and even adults familiar with the subject might find a unique fact or two in it.

For instance, did you know some scientists think the Anasazi Indians abandoned their homes due to a drought so severe that the Colorado River itself completely dried up? I thought that was interesting, and the book also resurrects some insightful quotes from Powell's lesser-known book about the Arid Lands.

If you're a desert person, and you want your kid to be also, you might consider getting him or her a copy of this...with a river trip brochure tucked inside the front cover.