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The Resource Damming Grand Canyon : the 1923 USGS Colorado River expedition, Diane E. Boyer and Robert H. Webb ; U.S. Geological Survey ; foreword by Michael Collier

Damming Grand Canyon : the 1923 USGS Colorado River expedition, Diane E. Boyer and Robert H. Webb ; U.S. Geological Survey ; foreword by Michael Collier

Label
Damming Grand Canyon : the 1923 USGS Colorado River expedition
Title
Damming Grand Canyon
Title remainder
the 1923 USGS Colorado River expedition
Statement of responsibility
Diane E. Boyer and Robert H. Webb ; U.S. Geological Survey ; foreword by Michael Collier
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1923, America paid close attention, via special radio broadcasts, newspaper headlines, and cover stories in popular magazines, as a government party descended the Colorado to survey Grand Canyon. Fifty years after John Wesley Powell's journey, the canyon still had an aura of mystery and extreme danger. At one point, the party was thought lost in a flood. Something important besides adventure was going on. Led by Claude Birdseye and including colorful characters such as early river-runner Emery Kolb, popular writer Lewis Freeman, and hydraulic engineer Eugene La Rue, the expedition not only
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Dewey number
917.91/320434
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Damming Grand Canyon : the 1923 USGS Colorado River expedition, Diane E. Boyer and Robert H. Webb ; U.S. Geological Survey ; foreword by Michael Collier
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Water and the Colorado desert -- Where should the dams be? politics, the Colorado River Compact, and the Geological Survey's role -- Prelude to an expedition : Washington and Flagstaff -- A cumbersome journey : Flagstaff to Lee's Ferry to the Little Colorado River -- Surveys and portages : Furnace Flats through the Inner Gorge -- Of flips and floods : Bass Canyon to Diamond Creek -- Feeling their oats : Diamond Creek to Needles -- Aftermath : politics and the strident hydraulic engineer
Control code
ocn607884411
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 289 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874216653
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607884411
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Damming Grand Canyon : the 1923 USGS Colorado River expedition, Diane E. Boyer and Robert H. Webb ; U.S. Geological Survey ; foreword by Michael Collier
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Water and the Colorado desert -- Where should the dams be? politics, the Colorado River Compact, and the Geological Survey's role -- Prelude to an expedition : Washington and Flagstaff -- A cumbersome journey : Flagstaff to Lee's Ferry to the Little Colorado River -- Surveys and portages : Furnace Flats through the Inner Gorge -- Of flips and floods : Bass Canyon to Diamond Creek -- Feeling their oats : Diamond Creek to Needles -- Aftermath : politics and the strident hydraulic engineer
Control code
ocn607884411
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 289 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874216653
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607884411
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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