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8 edition of Down the great unknown found in the catalog.

Down the great unknown

John Wesley Powell"s 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon

by Edward Dolnick

  • 167 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Grand Canyon (Ariz.),
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico),
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902 -- Travel -- Arizona -- Grand Canyon.,
    • Explorers -- United States -- Biography.,
    • Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Discovery and exploration.,
    • Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Description and travel.,
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Discovery and exploration.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-354) and index.

      StatementEdward Dolnick.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF788 .D65 2001
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 367 p. :
      Number of Pages367
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3943550M
      ISBN 10006019619X
      LC Control Number2001024819

      We cannot be independent beings without depending entirely on a higher force that penetrates our specifically human consciousness. His book The New Religions, originally published inwas a ground-breaking study of alternative spirituality in America. It has to do with consciousness. Science is based on outer empiricism. He goes away and suddenly these people start acting like instruments and telling other instruments what to do.

      A brilliant narrative, a thrilling journey, a cast of memorable heroes—all these mark Down the Great Unknown, the true story of the last epic adventure on American soil. Share a favorite quote from the book. Did they remind you of anyone? We cannot be independent beings without depending entirely on a higher force that penetrates our specifically human consciousness. Their first hint of difficulty came after Brown's Park, a lush hidden valley favored by cattle rustlers, called Lodore Canyon. Please review the types of cookies we use below.

      We came into being on the earth from, probably from the sun and from above the sun, in order to be human. RW: Yes. To learn more about how we use and protect your data, please see our privacy policy. To me this is the great undiscovered, realistic first plank in a bridge that leads from where I am to where I ought to be. In the spring ofmassive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history.


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What other books by this author have you read? Taking rowboats designed for fast movement across flat water they learned that their boats were poorly suited to the conditions of these rivers. RW: I thought of that when you said the inner life is intrinsically private.

The king appears for a moment, and the people obey him. Why or why not? He gave two roughly similar names to this unknown. It is a journey no human being had ever made before. I belong here. Unfortunately, Dolnick does the story a disservice in overwriting the expedition's slower moments. Reaching their goal at the southern end of the river was not such victory as it was survival, and it is a story that Dolnick tells well.

It was very exciting to realize that I could doubt all this. Leni felt edgy, too. But even science now, when you get down to the deepest layers of quantum physics, is baffled.

And as for that possible demon that could trick him into being wrong even about the certainty of logic and mathematics, Descartes turns to the idea of God that he has in his mind.

All that humanity can really hope for is in that. If too short, what would you add? And that is the work of listening to another human being. The entrance was described as a "dark portal to a region of gloom.

Dolnick helps the reader understand river hydrology while explaining some of the pitfalls one might encounter including foot entrapments, one of the quickest ways to die on a river.

It's a fascinating story told masterfully of a courageous -- or foolish -- adventure. Therefore, logic and mathematics can be trusted. We are not human enough for nature now, for the earth. So the mind has some way of recognizing this and therefore knowing what it wants.

It was a straight dry account of the events, personalities and challenges of the group. Moreover, their inexperience with rapids cost them one of the boats and many provisions. Unfortunately, Dolnick does the story a disservice in overwriting the expedition's slower moments. But could one conceivably be mistaken—like is that flower really yellow?

People who bought this also bought He was a master of showing people that they did not understand what they thought they understood. They frequently portaged around rapids, carrying the supplies forward and then moving the boats through by the method of 'lining.

They roar. But then the person retreats, is forgotten, and the mechanical, non-human instruments start taking over. He goes away and suddenly these people start acting like instruments and telling other instruments what to do. It was an expedition so risky the ten participating men set out on a river through a part of America yet to be mapped.Sep 17,  · Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, Down the Great Unknown is the first book to tell the full, dramatic story of the Powell expedition.

On May 24, a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West/5. Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, Down the Great Unknown is the first book to tell the full, dramatic story of the Powell expedition.

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On May 24, a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. Sep 24,  · In Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.

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#1 New York Times Instant Bestseller (February ) A People “Book of the Week”/5(). The Great Unknown is a good overview of what we know, and what we don’t know, about many major scientific fields, with a particular emphasis on the physical sciences and mathematics.

As the subtitle indicates, du Sautoy explores seven different areas, or “edges,” of knowledge in the book. Mar 04,  · Richard Whittaker in conversation with Jacob Needleman, "The Great Unknown Is Me, Myself," Parabola, Vol. 37, No. 3, Fall "The Unknown." Myself: A Conversation with Jacob Needleman March 4, In your new book An Unknown World you bring up how Descartes has fallen into disfavor.

And yet there is something, you write, that’s. The Great Unknown of the Rio Grande Guide Book by Luis F. Aulbach focuses on an 80 mile stretch of the Rio Grande River below Santa Elena Canyon.

This stretch of river is little used and has few rapids, but the scenery is spectacular.