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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 / [report of J.W. Powell]
Bib ID 6849155
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902, author
 
Online Access
Printer Washington : Government Printing Office, 1875
Description [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1875 
1 online resource (xi, 291 pages, 72 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations, map. 
Series

Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature.

Summary

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.

Full contents
  • 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 Geomyidae. Addendum B. Notes on the "salamander" of Florida (Geomys Tueza) / by G. Brown Goode.
 
Notes

Map and profile in pocket.

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.

Includes index.

Reproduction of the original from the Bryn Mawr College Library.

Subjects Marston, Otis R.  |  Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902 -- Travel -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)  |  Canyons -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- History -- 19th century.  |  Discoveries in geography -- American.  |  Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Description and travel.  |  Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Southwest, New -- Description and travel.  |  Southwest, New -- Discovery and exploration.
Other authors/contributors Thompson, A. H. (Almon Harris), 1839-1906, contributor  |  Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899, contributor  |  Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896, contributor

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