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Cleaving an Unknown World: The Powell Expeditions and the Scientific Exploration of the Colorado Plateau.

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Pages: 272

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: The University of Utah Press (29 Feb. 2012)

By: Don Fowler (Editor), Roy Webb (Foreword)

:lt:p :gt:In 2009 the University of Utah Press and the Utah State Historical Society co-published three volumes of long out-of-print journals, letters, and other documents from John Wesley Powell’:s expeditions down the Colorado River. We are proud to announce the fourth and final volume. :lt:em :gt:Cleaving an Unknown World :lt:/em :gt: collects Powell’:s journal (Smithsonian Journal of History, 1968): Jack Hillers’:s diary and photographs, previously published as Photographed All the Best Scenery, edited by Don D. Fowler (University of Utah Press, 1972): original maps from Francis Marion Bishop (Utah Historical Quarterly, 1969): Frederick S. Dellenbaugh’:s letters (Utah Historical Quarterly, 1969): and John C. Sumner’:s journal from the first Powell expedition (Utah Historical Quarterly, 1969). Roy Webb’:s foreword provides the context for these disparate pieces. :lt:/p :gt: :lt:p :gt:This beautifully illustrated book features Hillers’:s photographs—:long regarded as a remarkable and unique record of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. :lt:em :gt:Cleaving an Unknown World :lt:/em :gt: belongs in the library of any reader interested in the exploration of the American West. :lt:/p :gt:

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