The Exploration of Western America, 1800-1850: An Historical Geography

The Exploration of Western America, 1800-1850: An Historical Geography

by E. W. Gilbert


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107683693
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/17/2013
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Historical Introduction: 1. The early exploration of western America; 2. The purchase of Louisiana; Part I. A Geographical Analysis of Western America: Introduction; 3. The physical geography of the region; 4. The climate of the region; 5. The natural drainage of the region; 6. The natural vegetation of the region; 7. The animals of the region; 8. The Indian inhabitants of the region; Part II. The Exploration of Western America 1800-50: Introduction; 9. The discovery of a northern trans-continental route; 10. The discovery of a central trans-continental route; 11. The discovery of southern trans-continental routes; 12. The discovery of the Great Basin and the routes over the Sierra Nevada, 1832-53; 13. The representation of western America on maps published between 1800 and 1850; 14. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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