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John Wesley Powell

Geologist, Explorer (24-Mar-1834 — 23-Sep-1902)


William T. Pecora. The Colorado River Region and John Wesley Powell. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office. 1969. 145pp.

Wallace Stegner. Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West. Boston, MA: Houghlin Mifflin. 1954. 419pp.

Hal G. Stephens; John Wesley Powell; Eugene M. Shoemaker. In the Footsteps of John Wesley Powell: An Album of Comparative Photographs of the Green and Colorado Rivers, 1871-72 and 1968. Boulder, CO: Johnson Books. 1987. 286pp.

John Upton Terrell. The Man Who Rediscovered America: A Biography of John Wesley Powell. New York: Weybright and Talley. 1969. 281pp.

Marcia L. Thomas. John Wesley Powell: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 2004. 288pp.

Donald Worster. A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 2000.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.903)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.842)

  8. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.603)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.584)

  10. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.818)

  11. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.392)

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