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The Saga of Lewis and Clark
     

The Saga of Lewis and Clark

by DK Publishing, Thomas Schmidt, Jeremy Schmidt (Joint Author)
 
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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
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.
The Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789480767
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
10.06(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1200L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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