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The Resource Exploring desert stone : John N. Macomb's 1859 expedition to the canyonlands of the Colorado, Steven K. Madsen

Exploring desert stone : John N. Macomb's 1859 expedition to the canyonlands of the Colorado, Steven K. Madsen

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Exploring desert stone : John N. Macomb's 1859 expedition to the canyonlands of the Colorado
Title
Exploring desert stone
Title remainder
John N. Macomb's 1859 expedition to the canyonlands of the Colorado
Statement of responsibility
Steven K. Madsen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, now in Canyonlands National Park, near popular tourist destination Moab, still cannot be reached or viewed easily. Much of the surrounding region remained remote and rarely visited for decades after settlement of other parts of the West. The first U.S. government expedition to explore the canyon country and the Four Corners area was led by John Macomb of the army's topographical engineers. The soldiers and scientists followed in part the Old Spanish Trail, whose location they documented and verified. Seeking to find the confluence of the Colorado
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Madsen, Steven K
Dewey number
557.92/59
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Macomb, J. N.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Geological surveys
  • Geological surveys
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Canyons
  • Paleontology
  • Four Corners Region
  • Four Corners Region
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Label
Exploring desert stone : John N. Macomb's 1859 expedition to the canyonlands of the Colorado, Steven K. Madsen
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The story of the Macomb San Juan exploring expedition -- Organizing the expedition -- The expedition -- The expedition's aftermath -- The bones and the map -- Epilogue -- Selected documents of th San Juan exploring expedition -- The camps of the San Juan exploring expedition -- Diary of Charles H. Dimmock -- Topographical memoir of Charles H. Dimmock -- Abridged diary of John S. Newberry -- 1859 letters of John N. Macomb, Jr., to his wife -- Letters of John S. Newberry to Spencer F. Baird -- Letters of Frederick W. von Egloffstein to John N. Macomb, Jr
Control code
ocn699513556
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 273 pages, [14] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874217087
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)699513556
Label
Exploring desert stone : John N. Macomb's 1859 expedition to the canyonlands of the Colorado, Steven K. Madsen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The story of the Macomb San Juan exploring expedition -- Organizing the expedition -- The expedition -- The expedition's aftermath -- The bones and the map -- Epilogue -- Selected documents of th San Juan exploring expedition -- The camps of the San Juan exploring expedition -- Diary of Charles H. Dimmock -- Topographical memoir of Charles H. Dimmock -- Abridged diary of John S. Newberry -- 1859 letters of John N. Macomb, Jr., to his wife -- Letters of John S. Newberry to Spencer F. Baird -- Letters of Frederick W. von Egloffstein to John N. Macomb, Jr
Control code
ocn699513556
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 273 pages, [14] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874217087
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)699513556

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