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The Saga of Lewis and Clark

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Beautifully written and illustrated, this book follows Lewis and Clark from the inception of their expedition to their celebrated homecoming. In an effort to seek out -- and stake out -- the fabled Northwest Passage, Captains Lewis and Clark led the expedition from Missouri through uncharted territory to Oregon. They fought rivers, suffered sunstroke, encountered and befriended Indians, and survived hunger, fatigue, and sickness. The journals brought back by various members, excerpted here, present the first ...
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Beautifully written and illustrated, this book follows Lewis and Clark from the inception of their expedition to their celebrated homecoming. In an effort to seek out -- and stake out -- the fabled Northwest Passage, Captains Lewis and Clark led the expedition from Missouri through uncharted territory to Oregon. They fought rivers, suffered sunstroke, encountered and befriended Indians, and survived hunger, fatigue, and sickness. The journals brought back by various members, excerpted here, present the first written account of the area west of the Mississippi, including the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. Illustrations focus on running maps that serve as time lines, current photographs of still-virgin wilderness, annotated sketches selected from the hundreds of plants and animals (which the expedition documented for the first time), and artifacts created or first archived by Lewis and Clark themselves.
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Brothers who specialize in natural history weave commentary on their retracing of the Lewis & Clark expedition with excerpts and sketches from the Corps of Discovery's journals, and nature photography by Wayne Mumford. Includes Clark's maps, archival images, an expedition roster, a listing of new-to-science animals and plants recorded in the journals, and a glossary of arcane terms and creative spellings. 10.25x10<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Brad Knickerbocker
[E]xcellent...What makes this work especially valuable (and enjoyable) is the accompanying artwork. It's packed with sketches and maps made during the trip, pictorial timelines, archival images of Indian art, and photographs of the prairies, rivers, and mountains through which Lewis and Clarke travelled.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789480767
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 210
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Lexile: 1200L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.06 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.
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Table of Contents

Members of the Expedition 9
Gatefold: The Route 26
Underway 31
Gatefold: Equipped and Provisioned 44
Onto the Plains 51
Gatefold: A Mandan Winter 72
Off the Map 85
Over "Those Tremendious Mountains" 113
On to the Sea 149
Homeward Bound 179
Log
Expedition Roster 200
Index 202
Credits 204
Animal Listing 206
Plant Listing 208
Glossary 210
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