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Picturing the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell and the Divergent Paths of Art and Science in the Representation of the Colorado River and Utah Canyonlands

Roderick Coover

in On Writing with Photography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674695
eISBN:
9781452947518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674695.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter covers the human relation to landscapes, esthetic beauty of views, and the adventures of John Wesley Powell in exploring the Green and Colorado Rivers in 1869. It outlines Powell’s ... More


The Natural Historians

Michael J. Lannoo

in This Land Is Your Land: The Story of Field Biology in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226358475
eISBN:
9780226358505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358505.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In this chapter I explore the role of field biology as practiced by the naturalists. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the early primitive surveys by easterners and Europeans had given way to ... More


Geology Emerges as a Science: On the Other Side of the Pond

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim

in Song of the Earth: Understanding Geology and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197502464
eISBN:
9780197502495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502464.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

This chapter discusses the development of American geology. Starting with Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Silliman, and Louis Agassiz, who spent the latter portion of his career in the United States and ... More


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