The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest

The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest

by Jack Nisbet
     
 

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David Douglas was the premier botanical explorer in the Pacific Northwest and throughout other areas of western North America in the 19th century. Douglas’ discoveries include hundreds of western plants, most notably the iconic Douglas Fir. The Collector tracks Douglas' fascinating history, from his humble birth in Scotland in 1799 to his botanicalSee more details below

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David Douglas was the premier botanical explorer in the Pacific Northwest and throughout other areas of western North America in the 19th century. Douglas’ discoveries include hundreds of western plants, most notably the iconic Douglas Fir. The Collector tracks Douglas' fascinating history, from his humble birth in Scotland in 1799 to his botanical training under the famed William Jackson Hooker, and details his adventures in North America discovering "exotic" new plants for the English and European market. In telling Douglas' story, Nisbet evokes a lost world of early exploration, pristine nature, ambition, and cultural and class conflict with surprisingly modern resonances.

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"Jack Nisbet’s brisk, thrilling accoun allows us to walk, ride, and paddle along with David Douglas, the tireless nineteenth-century Scotsman whose name is attached to Cascadia’s iconic fir. Nisbet takes us on the ultimate naturalist’s tour of a largely

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570617256
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
804,898
File size:
1 MB

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