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From the PublisherThis competent and attractive title presents a unique approach to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. . . . Munoz's fine photographic work in full color is featured on almost every page, making this an inviting introduction to the expedition, or to learn about the rich contribution made, particularly by Lewis, to the identification and description of western North American prodigious wildlife.
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"spacious page layouts, beautiful illustrations, and well-written...The Lewis and Clark expedition has already inspired a number of books, but few as handsome as this one." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
Patent's dispassionate approach allows her to point out omissions (such as Lewis and Clark's failure to give a physical description of the coyote), sloppy documentation (the confusion of the grizzly bear's multiple names, for example), and strenghts (the scope and volume of the data gathered) without appearing either to debunk or adulate. Horn Book