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Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains, Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains, 0803276184, 0-8032-7618-4, 978-0-8032-7618-5, 9780803276185, Written and illustrated by Paul A. Johnsgard, , Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains, 0803206712, 0-8032-0671-2, 978-0-8032-0671-7, 9780803206717, Written and illustrated by Paul A. Johnsgard

Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains
A Natural History
Written and illustrated by Paul A. Johnsgard

paperback
2003. 143 pp.
6 maps, 39 illustrations, index
978-0-8032-7618-5
$14.95 t
 

Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains is an easy-to-use reference on the wildlife that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark encountered during their 1804–6 Corps of Discovery expedition. More than one hundred animals and plants that were first carefully described and in some cases discovered by Lewis and Clark are identified here.
 
More than accounts of the regional flora and fauna, Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains examines the lasting importance of the expedition’s discoveries, the significance of the Plains plants and animals to local Native Americans, and the current status of Plains wildlife. Lavishly illustrated with Paul A. Johnsgard’s drawings of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and plants, the book also includes a guide to the Lewis and Clark sites of botanical and zoological interest and more than seventy sites where readers can follow in the footsteps of two of America’s greatest pioneering naturalists.

Paul A. Johnsgard is Foundation Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska. He is the author of over forty books, including The Nature of Nebraska: Ecology and Biodiversity and Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes, both available from the University of Nebraska Press.

"A valuable guide for travelers on today's trail."—NEBRASKAland

"Fascinating text and delightful drawings. . . . The author-artist is not only a expert but a true devotee of the birds, mammals, landforms, and history of his region. I heartily recommend this up-to-the-moment, information-rich paperback guide to the animals and plants of the Great Plains as first seen and described by Lewis and Clark in 1804-1806. . . . In all, this is a thoroughly enjoyable and useful addition to your Lewis and Clark bookshelf and one that will also fit comfortably in a backpack or glove compartment."—Rhoda Love, Oregon Historical Quarterly

“Readers will not only discover which species Lewis and Clark first identified, but why in some cases the explorers failed to be credited with a discovery because that species wasn’t formally named as distinct until many years after the expedition.”—Andrea S. Laliberte, Great Plains Research

“Anyone interested in Lewis and Clark, their wonderfully detailed observations, and the ecological changes the Great Plains has undergone over the last two hundred years will want to read this book.”—Andrea S. Laliberte, Great Plains Research

Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains is a well-illustrated survey of the flora and fauna of the Missouri River from 1804 to 1806—the time of the expedition of the Corps of Discovery led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.”—Joseph Key, The Annals of Iowa

“Surprising information awaits the reader on every page.”—Robert J. Chandler, Journal of America’s Military Past


Winner of the 2004 Conservation Achievement Award and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), both sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation.

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