Books by James Lawrence Powell

Released: April 1, 2005

"Powell warns at the outset that the canyon may be on naked display, but that doesn't mean it's not deeply complicated: as many theories litter its banks as rapids break its water. (Photographs, maps, diagrams)"
How did the Grand Canyon come about? Geologist Powell strives to give the latest accounting, but he's torn between addressing a popular audience and spinning out all the geological theories. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 1998

"Powell's overriding notion is undebatable: Chance happenings surely help shape our world, and serendipity—in available tools, say, or disciplinary cross-fertilization—fuels scientific advancement. (photos, not seen)"
"What killed the dinosaurs? At last the great mystery has been solved." Read full book review >