Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West
by Wallace Stegner
In this book Wallace Stegner rcounts 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.
softcover, 438 pages
measures 5" x 8"