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Lewis and Clark's journey of discovery in American history

by Edwards, Judith, 1940-

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Non Fiction J 917.8042 Ed96
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 917.8042 Ed96
 
 
Summary
Lewis and Clark's expedition originated in the mind of President Thomas Jefferson as a way to make scientific and geographic observations about the lands of the new Louisiana Purchase. Highlighting the extraordinary spirit of courage and cooperation that existed among the members of the expedition, author Judith Edwards shows how Lewis and Clark were able to overcome the obstacles of unknown territory and potentially dangerous encounters with American Indians to open the way for settlers to begin the westward expansion to the Pacific Ocean.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6^-10. Beginning with Thomas Jefferson's request that Lewis and Clark find a route to the Pacific Ocean and ending with the men's return to St. Louis two years later, Edwards gives an excellent account of the journey during which the explorers discovered hundreds of plant and animal species, encountered differing and often harsh terrains, forged relationships with many Indian tribes, and created maps of uncharted territories. The author paints a clear picture of the experience, Lewis and Clark's effective leadership abilities, the drive and endurance of the team of men, and the invaluable help of Sacagawea. The concluding chapter discusses the trail as it is today. Excellent for reports, with excerpts from a variety of sources, including Jefferson's original letter and Lewis and Clark's diaries, the descriptive text, buttressed by black-and-white photos, gives readers a good sense of the perils, adventure, and excitement of the journey. Like other books in the In American History series, this has a time line and a bibliography; short descriptions of the Corps of Discovery members and their roles are appended. --Helen Rosenberg"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series In American history.
Subjects Lewis and Clark Expedition -- (1804-1806) -- (1804-1806) -- Juvenile literature.
Lewis and Clark Expedition -- (1804-1806)
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration.
Publisher Springfield, NJ :Enslow Publishers,1999
Language English
Description 128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 126) and index.
ISBN 0766011275
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