Animals on the trail with Lewis and Clark
|Format:||Print Book 2002|
|Availability:||Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies|
In 1804 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were sent by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the largely uncharted western territory of North America, and thus became critical figures in America's expansion and major contributors to its scientific scholarship.They observed and documented scores of animals, including the Great Plains wolf, mule deer, prairie dogs, grizzly bears, and salmon.Several species and subspecies of mammals, birds, and fish previously unknown to science were recorded for the first time; the information gathered would serve as the basis of scientific study for years to come.Collected here are stunning photographs by William Munoz that catalog the diverse array of wildlife witnessed by Lewis and Clark.Nature lovers and history buffs alike will be intrigued by this unusual account of the journey, whose bicentennial will soon be celebrated.Route maps, suggestions for further reading, chronology of animals sighted, index.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Lewis and Clark Expedition
-- Juvenile literature.
Lewis and Clark Expedition -- (1804-1806)
Animals -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Natural history -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Natural history -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
|Publisher|| New York :Clarion Books,2002
vii, 118 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-107) and index.