[COMPLETE:] Canyons of the Colorado by J W Powell NF/ld

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Post by kmerline » August 6th, 2007, 11:19 am

This book has been cataloged. All of the audio files are now available at http://librivox.org/canyons-of-the-colorado-by-john-wesley-powell/

Canyons of the Colorado, or The exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons by John Wesley Powell.

John Wesley Powell was a pioneer American explorer, ethnologist, and geologist in the 19th Century. In 1869 he set out to explore the Colorado and the Grand Canyon. He gathered nine men, four boats and food for ten months and set out from Green River, Wyoming, on May 24. Passing through dangerous rapids, the group passed down the Green River to its confluence with the Colorado River (then also known as the Grand River upriver from the junction), near present-day Moab, Utah. The expedition's route traveled through the Utah canyons of the Colorado River, which Powell described in his published diary as having …wonderful features—carved walls, royal arches, glens, alcove gulches, mounds and monuments. From which of these features shall we select a name? We decide to call it Glen Canyon. (Ironically, now almost completely submerged by Lake Powell, behind the Glen Canyon Dam.) One man (Goodman) quit after the first month and another three (Dunn and the Howland brothers) left at Separation Rapid in the third, only two days before the group reached the mouth of the Virgin River on August 30 after traversing almost 1,500 km. The three who left the group late in the trip were later killed—probably by Indians.
Powell retraced the route in 1871-1872 with another expedition, producing photographs, an accurate map, and various papers, including ethnographic reports of the area's Native Americans and a monograph on their languages. --adapted from Wikipedia

It's worth noting that Powell's expedition used wooden boats, not the inflatable rafts mostly used today, and that they were oar powered only. Powell himself had one arm amputated above the elbow due to a Civil War injury.
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Post by Rowen » August 6th, 2007, 11:34 am

Hi Karen, I'll MC this for you, give me a few minutes :)
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Post by Rowen » August 6th, 2007, 11:46 am

And the MW is up :)
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » August 6th, 2007, 2:04 pm

Karen -

May I have Chapter 1?

Thanks!

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Post by kmerline » August 6th, 2007, 2:15 pm

Rowen wrote:And the MW is up :)
Thank you Rowen, I'm delighted to have you as my MC! :D I seem to have asked for one too many lines for chapters! I'm never sure whether the big number is supposed to include the introduction :oops:

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Post by kmerline » August 6th, 2007, 2:16 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:Karen -

May I have Chapter 1?

Thanks!

Jo
Of course you may! Thank you! :)

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Post by Rowen » August 6th, 2007, 11:43 pm

kmerline wrote:
Rowen wrote:And the MW is up :)
Thank you Rowen, I'm delighted to have you as my MC! :D I seem to have asked for one too many lines for chapters! I'm never sure whether the big number is supposed to include the introduction :oops:
Thats alright, I'm never sure myself, I think actually its supposed to.. and i did initially set this up with 16 sections, but then I wasn't sure. Ah well :) easy enough to fix.
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Post by bness2 » August 7th, 2007, 12:23 am

May I have section 03?

Thanks,

Bryan

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Post by kmerline » August 7th, 2007, 6:45 am

Rowen wrote:
Thats alright, I'm never sure myself, I think actually its supposed to.. and i did initially set this up with 16 sections, but then I wasn't sure. Ah well :) easy enough to fix.
Thanks, Lizzie.[/quote]

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Post by kmerline » August 7th, 2007, 6:47 am

bness2 wrote:May I have section 03?

Thanks,

Bryan
I think you are the biologist I saw post on the Darwin thread! Welcome! :) I'm glad we have material that interests you. I've signed you up for Sec 3.

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Post by flutr87 » August 7th, 2007, 8:01 am

Hello, This is my first venture in reading. May I read the preface?

Looking forward to this! Thanks, Joan

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Post by bness2 » August 7th, 2007, 8:45 am

kmerline wrote:
bness2 wrote:May I have section 03?

Thanks,

Bryan
I think you are the biologist I saw post on the Darwin thread! Welcome! :) I'm glad we have material that interests you. I've signed you up for Sec 3.
Yup, that's me. :mrgreen:

My interests are much broader than biology and you could say I am a biblioholic. I don't suppose there are any others of that sort around here.

Bryan

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Post by Starlite » August 7th, 2007, 10:04 am

Ceastman is a molecular biologist (I believe) and an avid audiobook producer here.

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Post by bness2 » August 7th, 2007, 12:07 pm

Starlite wrote:Ceastman is a molecular biologist (I believe) and an avid audiobook producer here.

Esther
Molecular biologist. Nice. My specialty is molecular systematics.

Bryan

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Post by bness2 » August 7th, 2007, 12:08 pm

Okay, I am hooked. Can I have sections 4 & 5 too. Please. 8)

Thanks,

Bryan

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