The Resource Beyond the hundredth meridian : John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West, by Wallace Stegner ; with an introduction by Bernard De Voto

Beyond the hundredth meridian : John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West, by Wallace Stegner ; with an introduction by Bernard De Voto

Label
Beyond the hundredth meridian : John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West
Title
Beyond the hundredth meridian
Title remainder
John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West
Statement of responsibility
by Wallace Stegner ; with an introduction by Bernard De Voto
Title variation
John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book Wallace Stegner recounts the successes 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 exploitation would pose to the West and spent a good deal of his life overcoming Washington politics in getting his message across. Only now, we may recognize just how accurate a prophet he was."--Back cover
  • "This book goes far beyond biography, into the nature and soul of the American West. It is Stegner at his best, assaying an entire era of our history, packing his pages with insights as shrewd as his prose."--Ivan Doig; back cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VIA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1909-1993
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stegner, Wallace
Dewey number
  • 333.7/2/0924
  • B
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q143.P8
LC item number
S8 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1897-1955
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
De Voto, Bernard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Land use
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • Scientists
Label
Beyond the hundredth meridian : John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West, by Wallace Stegner ; with an introduction by Bernard De Voto
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Reprint. Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1954
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Introduction by Bernard DeVoto -- Threshold -- Plateau province -- Blueprint for a dryland democracy -- Revenue of new discovery -- Opportunity -- Inheritance -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocm25821350
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxiii, 438 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780140159943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)25821350
Label
Beyond the hundredth meridian : John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West, by Wallace Stegner ; with an introduction by Bernard De Voto
Publication
Copyright
Note
Reprint. Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1954
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Introduction by Bernard DeVoto -- Threshold -- Plateau province -- Blueprint for a dryland democracy -- Revenue of new discovery -- Opportunity -- Inheritance -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocm25821350
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxiii, 438 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780140159943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)25821350

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