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Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902

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Works: 924 works in 1,752 publications in 3 languages and 43,396 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Diaries  Biography  Bibliography  Surveys  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Honoree, Manufacturer , Cartographer, Correspondent, Composer, Publisher, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: F788, 917.8811
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The exploration of the Colorado River and its canyons by John Wesley Powell( Book )

41 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uncut version of Powell's narrative covering his exploration of the Colorado River
Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States : with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah by John Wesley Powell( Book )

25 editions published between 1876 and 2014 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Powell's famous 1878 report to the Secretary of the Interior outlines the features of the West's arid regions, and warns against the consequences of trying to impose on a dry country the habits formed in a wet one
Anthropology of the Numa; John Wesley Powell's manuscripts on the Numic peoples of Western North America, 1868-1880 by John Wesley Powell( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the study of Indian languages : with words, phrases and sentences to be collected by John Wesley Powell( Book )

56 editions published between 1877 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Colorado River Region and John Wesley Powell : a collection of papers honoring Powell on the 100th anniversary of his exploration of the Colorado River, 1869-1969( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States : with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah. With maps by John Wesley Powell( Book )

24 editions published between 1878 and 1983 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canyons of the Colorado by John Wesley Powell( Book )

26 editions published between 1895 and 2013 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wesley Powell was a U.S. 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 passage of European Americans through the Grand Canyon. Powell served as second director of the US Geological Survey (1881-1894), and was also the director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, where he supported linguistic and sociological research
A canyon voyage; the narrative of the second Powell expedition down the Green-Colorado River from Wyoming, and the explorations on land, in the years 1871 and 1872 by Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh( Book )

8 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick S. Dellenbaugh (1853-1935) sustained a life-long interest int he West. His career as artist, writer and explorer began in 1871 when he joined John Wesley Powell's second Grand Canyon expedition at age seventeen. From his sketches came the first oil paintings of the newly explored area. A Canyon Voyage, not published until 1908, was a detailed account of the venture. His later explorations took him to Alaska, Siberia, Iceland adn south America. He was author of several more books and worked in the Southwest both at the Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, and the Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
Selected prose of John Wesley Powell by John Wesley Powell( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First through the Grand Canyon by John Wesley Powell( Book )

17 editions published between 1915 and 1940 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the footsteps of John Wesley Powell : an album of comparative photographs of the Green and Colorado rivers, 1871-72 and 1968 by Hal G Stephens( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physiography of the United States; ten monographs by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of the Public Lands Commission created by the act of March 3, 1879, relating to public lands in the western portion of the United States and to the operation of existing land laws by United States( Book )

6 editions published between 1880 and 1981 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hopi villages : the ancient province of Tusayan by John Wesley Powell( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribes of California by Stephen Powers( Book )

10 editions published between 1877 and 1975 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 3 consists of individual chapters describing the native people in California. The preface explains that the reader must set aside their concepts of native people based on the Dakota or the tribes found on the East Coast. Information was gathered mainly in the 1870s (largely between 1871 and 1872) and the work consists of descriptions of customs, fables, tatoos, culture, tools, weapons, worship,songs, botany and other important aspects of cultural and social life. Each tribe described contains a unique information set to describe aspects of life experienced with the tribe during the survey
Contributions to North American ethnology( Book )

in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian linguistic families of America : north of Mexico by John Wesley Powell( Book )

23 editions published between 1800 and 1999 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic study of genetic classification of American Indian languages, includes section on Eskimo-Aleut (reprinted., pp. 147-151), review of literature. Source: Seventh Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology. Washington: Government Printing Office. Pp. 1-83. Reprinted (with Franz Boas, Introduction to Handbook of American Indian Languages), ed. by Preston Holder, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1966
Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its tributaries : explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution by John Wesley Powell( Book )

23 editions published between 1875 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Map and profile in pocket. Chapters 1-9 of pt. 1, with six chapters added, were pub. later (Meadville, Pa., 1895) under title: Canyons of the Colorado, by J.W. Powell ... pt. 1. History of the explorations of the cañons of the Colorado [May 24-Sept. 20, 1869] Report on a trip to the mouth of the Dirty Devil River [May 27-July 11, 1872] by A.H. Thompson.--pt. 2. On the physical features of the valley of the Colorado.--pt. 3. Zoology: Abstracts of results of a study of the genera Geomys and Thomomys, by Elliott Coues. Addendum A. The cranial and dental characters of Geomydæ, by Elliott Coues. Addendum B. Notes on the salamander of Florida (Geomys Tueza) by G.B. Goode. The present report does not include a narrative of the second descent of the river in 1871-1872, a detailed account of which may be found in F.S. Dellenbaugh's A canyon voyage, New York, 1908
Truth and error; or, The science of intellection by John Wesley Powell( Book )

13 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines truth and error, or the science of intellection. In the following chapters an attempt will be made to show that we know much about matter, and although we do not know all, all we know is about matter in its essentials of number, space, motion, time and judgment, or that we know of matter in its four essentials and of mind as consciousness exhibited in judgment and concepts, but always this mind is associated with matter. In doing this we shall endeavor to discriminate between the certitudes and fallacies current in human opinion."--(PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Down the Colorado : diary of the first trip through the Grand Canyon, 1869 by John Wesley Powell( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The exploration of the Colorado River and its canyons
Alternative Names
Ioannes Wesley Powell

John Wesley Powell

John Wesley Powell geologo, esploratore e militare statunitense

John Wesley Powell US-amerikanischer Forscher

Powell , J. W.

Powell, J.W. 1834-1902

Powell, J. W. (John Wesley), 1834-1902

Powell, John

Powell , John W.

Powell, John W. 1834-1902

Powell, John Wesley

Powell, Wes

Powell, Wes 1834-1902

Wesley Powell, John 1834-1902

Джон Уесли Пауъл

Пауэлл, Джон Уэсли

ג'ון וסלי פאוול גאולוג וחוקר ארצות אמריקני

جاون ویسلی پاول زبان‌شناس و کاشف آمریکایی

جون ويسلي باول

ჯონ უესლი პაუელი

ジョン・ウェズリー・パウエル

约翰威斯利鲍威尔

Languages
English (464)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)

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Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States : with a more detailed account of the lands of UtahIntroduction to the study of Indian languages : with words, phrases and sentences to be collectedThe Colorado River Region and John Wesley Powell : a collection of papers honoring Powell on the 100th anniversary of his exploration of the Colorado River, 1869-1969Canyons of the ColoradoThe Hopi villages : the ancient province of TusayanA river running west : the life of John Wesley PowellDown the Colorado : diary of the first trip through the Grand Canyon, 1869