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Beyond the Hundredth Meridian John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West by Wallace Stegner

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English


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Number of Pages496
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Open LibraryOL7349066M
ISBN 100140159940
ISBN 109780140159943

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  The Paperback of the Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West by Wallace Stegner at Barnes & Noble. FREE Due to /5(6). About Beyond the Hundredth Meridian From the “dean of Western writers” (The New York Times) and the Pulitzer Prize winning–author of Angle of Repose and Crossing to Safety, a fascinating look at the old American West and the man who prophetically warned against the dangers of settling it. In Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, Wallace Stegner recounts the sucesses and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. A prophet without honor who had a profound understanding of the American West, Powell warned long ago of the dangers economic /5(6).   Beyond the Hundredth Meridian I’d strongly suggest that the potential reader buy a paperback copy rather than put up with the many, manifest deficiencies of this edition. The reproductions of the photos and artwork are mostly unintelligible, and the text is annoyingly filled with odd insertions of spaces and random characters/5(16).

  The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Beyond the Hundredth Meridian by Wallace Stegner l Summary & Study Guide by BookRags at Barnes & Noble. Brand: Wallace Stegner is one of the foremost writers of the American West, both as a novelist and historian. Beyond the Hundredth Meridian is a pioneering history of John Wesley Powell, who was not only explorer of the American west but also an individual who developed scientific method and documentation in /5(). The thrilling record of the first expedition to descend the Green and Colorado Rivers makes a dramatic introduction to the life of John Wesley Powell, but actually his contribution to the opening West, and his permanent part in putting our government into scientific studies of the nation are the major claims to a fame, unjustly obscured. Map makers today still use some of his findings. In he fought in the Mexican War. In he went to Washington, DC, after Abraham Lincoln was elected. Later he became the first territorial governor of Colorado. Once upon a time, Gilpin saw the land beyond the th meridian (which runs through the center of Nebraska Cited by:

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, by Wallace Stegner, is a work of non-fiction concentrating on the expeditions, government career and scientific work of Major John Wesley Powell. The book begins in and continues until Powell's death in National Book Foundation > Books > Beyond the Hundredth Meridian. Beyond the Hundredth Meridian Finalist, National Book Awards for Nonfiction. ISBN Penguin Books. Wallace Stegner. More about this author > Get This BOOK. Beyond the Hundredth Meridian John Wesley Powell & the Second Opening of the West by Wallace Stegner available in Trade Paperback on , also read synopsis and reviews. From the dean of Western writers (The New York Times) and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angle 5/5(1). Wallace Stegner's book, Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West (), along with Powell's own writings, are the best books regarding the Powell expedition of and Powell's works in conservation after the Civil ion: Illinois College, Oberlin College.