Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains: A Natural History

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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. More than one hundred animals and plants that were first carefully described and in some cases discovered by Lewis and Clark are identified here.
 
More than accounts of the regional flora and fauna, Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains examines the lasting ...
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Overview


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. More than one hundred animals and plants that were first carefully described and in some cases discovered by Lewis and Clark are identified here.
 
More than accounts of the regional flora and fauna, Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains 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.
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Editorial Reviews

NEBRASKAland

"A valuable guide for travelers on today's trail."—NEBRASKAland
Great Plains Research

“Anyone interested in Lewis and Clark, their wonderfully detailed observations, and the ecological changes the Great Plains has undergone over the last two hundred years will want to read this book.”—Andrea S. Laliberte, Great Plains Research

— Andrea S. Laliberte

Great Plains Research - Andrea S. Laliberte

“Anyone interested in Lewis and Clark, their wonderfully detailed observations, and the ecological changes the Great Plains has undergone over the last two hundred years will want to read this book.”—Andrea S. Laliberte, Great Plains Research
NEBRASKAland
"A valuable guide for travelers on today's trail."
Great Plains Research
"Anyone interested in Lewis and Clark, their wonderfully detailed observations, and the ecological changes the Great Plains has undergone over the last two hundred years will want to read this book."

— Andrea S. Laliberte, Great Plains Research

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803276185
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 143
  • Product dimensions: 0.34 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Paul A. Johnsgard is Foundation Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska. He is the author of over forty books, including The Nature of Nebraska: Ecology and Biodiversity and Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes, both available from the University of Nebraska Press.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Historical Overview 3
2 Kansas-Missouri and Nebraska-Iowa 11
3 South Dakota and North Dakota 35
4 Montana 77
5 Lewis and Clark Sites of Biological and Historic Interest in the Central and Upper Missouri Valley 105
References 131
Index to Places, Plants, and Animals 137
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