Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains: A Natural History

Synopsis

Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains is an easy-to-use reference on the wildlife that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark encountered during their 1804-6 Corps of Discovery expedition. Over one hundred animals and plants that were first carefully described and in some cases discovered by Lewis and Clark are identified here. More than an expedition reference guide, Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains also examines the lasting importance of the expedition's discoveries, the significance of the Plains plants and animals to local Native Americans, and the current status of Plains wildlife. Lavishly illustrated with Paul A. Johnsgard's drawings of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and plants, the book also includes a guide to the Lewis and Clark sites of botanical and zoological interest and more than seventy sites where readers can follow in the footsteps of two of America's greatest pioneering naturalists. Visit the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online Project, based on Gary E. Moulton's celebrated edition of the Lewis and Clark Journals. Initially offering almost two hundred pages from volume 4, the site will eventually feature the full text of the Journals--almost five thousand pages. Also view a gallery of images and hear acclaimed poet William Kloefkorn reading selected passages. With full-text searchability and ease of navigation, the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online Project is a useful tool for students and scholars and an engaging website for the general public. Sponsored by the University of Nebraska Press, the Center for Great Plains Studies, and the University of Nebraska E-Text Center.lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Lincoln, NE
Publication year:
  • 2003