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Lewis and Clark in Oregon Country: From the Rockies to the Pacificby Steven Beckham
Synopses & Reviews
In 1803, a group of intrepid explorers led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set off on an daunting mission: to explore and document the vast interior of North America all the way to the Pacific Ocean. In celebration of the bicentennial of this famed expedition, Lewis and Clark in Oregon Country takes a unique look at the most challenging, dangerous segment of the expedition?s journey: the unexplored territory of the West. The discoveries of Lewis and Clark revealed to the world the wonders, resources, and Native peoples of what would later be designated ?Oregon Country?: the Plains, the Rockies, the Columbia River Plateau, and the Northwest Coast. Beckham?s captivating essay includes excerpts from the Lewis and Clark journals. Reynolds?s stunning photography provides a glimpse of what the spectacular landscape might have looked like through the eyes of these courageous explorers.
Book News Annotation:
Published in conjunction with the bicentennial of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Text by Beckham (Lewis & Clark College) includes dozens of journal excerpts and firsthand accounts of the journey; and Robert Reynolds' color photographs, taken at points along the trail at the same time of year as Lewis and Clark would have visited them, reveal the landscape as it would have appeared to the explorers. Also included are a gatefold reproduction of "A Map of Lewis and Clark's Track, Across the Western Portion of North America," drawn from the original by William Clark, as well as historical photographs, Native American artifacts, and a reproduction of the Elk Skin Journal. Oversize: 8.75x12.75<">.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Here is a unique look at the most challenging part of Lewis and Clark's journey: the unexplored West. Officially endorsed by the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council.
About the Author
Stephen Dow Beckham is a professor at Oregon's Lewis & Clark College and is a regional expert on the Lewis and Clark expedition. His other books on the history of the Northwest include Requiem for a People, Many Faces, and The Indians of Western Oregon.
Robert M. Reynolds is a graphic designer and photographer with Reynolds/Wulf Design of Portland, Oregon. His ability to balance the two disciplines lends a unique perspective to the books and print materials he creates. Reynolds has won awards for his work in both industrial and institutional areas. His photographs appear in Oregon's National Forests and Oregon Wine Country, both published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing. Reynolds and his family are lifetime Northwest residents.
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