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The exploration of the Colorado River and its canyons

by John Wesley Powell

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Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico),
  • Southwest, New
    • Subjects:
    • Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902 -- Travel -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico),
    • Canyons -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- History -- 19th century,
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Description and travel,
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Discovery and exploration,
    • Southwest, New -- Description and travel,
    • Southwest, New -- Discovery and exploration

    • Edition Notes

      Originally published: Report on the exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its tributaries. Washington : Govt. Print. Off., 1875.

      StatementJohn Wesley Powell ; introduction by Wallace Stegner.
      SeriesPenguin classics
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF788 .P886 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 397, [10] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages397
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3706288M
      ISBN 100142437522
      LC Control Number2003276346
      OCLC/WorldCa54080167

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First published in under title: Canyons of the Colorado Addeddate Bookplateleaf Call. Editions for The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), 0 Cited by:. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Previously published as: Caynons of the Colorado.

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