Powell’s Grand West A new biography of John Wesley Powell and the West.

Geologists, conservationists, and environmentalists have been anticipating the 150th anniversary of John Wesley Powell’s extraordinary first expedition down the Green and Colorado rivers in 1869 as the perfect opportunity to debate the climactic sustainability of the American West. The former editor of American Heritage magazine, John F. Ross, has written a dynamic biography-environmental history, The … Continue reading Powell’s Grand West A new biography of John Wesley Powell and the West.