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The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Volume 12: Herbarium of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Volume 12: Herbarium of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark
     
 
The University of Nebraska Press editions of The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition are widely heralded as a lasting achievement. In all, twelve volumes and a comprehensive index are projected, which together will provide a complete record of the expedition. Volume 12 contains the most complete listing of the plant specimens cataloged by the Lewis

Overview

The University of Nebraska Press editions of The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition are widely heralded as a lasting achievement. In all, twelve volumes and a comprehensive index are projected, which together will provide a complete record of the expedition. Volume 12 contains the most complete listing of the plant specimens cataloged by the Lewis and Clark expedition. All but one of the plants were collected by Meriwether Lewis, the most skilled botanist among the expedition’s members. The collection, however, was nearly lost over the years due to its scattering among various botanists who intended to catalog the expedition’s scientific discoveries. Fortunately, for many years the specimens have been in the care of major institutions, principally the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. The 239 extant items are brought together here for the first time. This invaluable volume will assist researchers and enthusiasts hoping to identify each plant’s location, distribution, and use along the expedition’s route.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803229310
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Pages:
353
Product dimensions:
9.26(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.31(d)

Meet the Author

Gary E. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska and recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association for the editing of these journals.

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