Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Naturalists (Second Edition) / Edition 2

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First published in 1969, Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Naturalists remains the most comprehensive account of the scientific studies carried out by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their overland expedition to the Pacific Northwest and back in 1804–6. Summaries of the animals, plants, topographical features, and Indian tribes encountered are included at the end of each chapter devoted to the particular leg of the journey. A distinguished biologist, Paul Russell Cutright will be remembered for this landmark contribution to our understanding of the world that the expedition observed and recorded.
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Editorial Reviews

Journal of American History

“[Cutright] has added a wealth of scientific detail in a style that will please historian and naturalist alike. . . . Over fifty pages of triple-columned appendixes make the scientific examination even more impressive. The medical aspects of the expedition are interestingly discussed.”—Journal of American History
Prairie Naturalist

“The Lewis and Clark expedition was, if nothing else, a scientific accomplishment of the first order, with legacies that remain with us to this day. . . . Anyone with the slightest appreciation for the story of this historic trip across the continent will find this book fascinating from cover to cover. It is impossible to read it without admiring Cutright’s scholarship and his ability to translate research into good reading.”—Prairie Naturalist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803264342
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 548
  • Sales rank: 1,327,390
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Russell Cutright (1897–1988) was a historian and a zoologist who wrote extensively on American natural history. Paul A. Johnsgard is Foundation Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska. His forty-two books include 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

Ch. 1 Prologue to Discovery 1
Ch. 2 Potomac to Wood River 30
Ch. 3 Wood River to Kansas 47
Ch. 4 Kansas to Niobrara 62
Ch. 5 Niobrara River to the Teton 77
Ch. 6 Teton River to Mandans 90
Ch. 7 Winter at Fort Mandan 107
Ch. 8 Fort Mandan to the Yellowstone 123
Ch. 9 Yellowstone to Marias 136
Ch. 10 Marias to White Bear Islands 151
Ch. 11 White Bear Islands to Lemhi River 170
Ch. 12 Lemhi to Traveller's Rest 185
Ch. 13 Lolo Trail 197
Ch. 14 Clearwater to Columbia 214
Ch. 15 Snake River to the Ocean 227
Ch. 16 Fort Clatsop 246
Ch. 17 Fort Clatsop to Camp Chopunnish 276
Ch. 18 Camp Chopunnish and Bitterroots 291
Ch. 19 Lewis Explores the Marias 309
Ch. 20 Clark Explores the Yellowstone 328
Ch. 21 Last Miles 340
Ch. 22 The Fate of the Lewis and Clark Booty 349
Ch. 23 A Summing Up 393
App. A Plants Discovered by Lewis and Clark 399
App. B Animals Discovered by Lewis and Clark 424
App. C Locations of Lewis and Clark Journals, Maps, and Related Materials 448
Bibliography 457
Index 469
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