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Plants on the Trail with Lewis and Clark (Lewis & Clark Expedition)

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Publisher Comments:

When Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on their landmark journey of discovery in 1804, President Thomas Jefferson directed them to notice “the soil and face of the country, its growth and vegetable productions.” The explorers collected and preserved nearly two hundred seeds and specimens, from small prairie flowers to towering evergreen trees, many of them previously unknown to science. From the Indians they encountered, they learned which plants were edible—thus avoiding starvation—and which could be used as building materials for their canoes and shelters. Looking to find a water route across North America, map the uncharted territory, and discuss peaceful trade with the Indians, Lewis and Clark became central figures in the countrys westward expansion and major contributors to its scientific scholarship.

In this welcome companion to Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent traces the celebrated journey, examines the rich array of plant life the men sighted, and tells what became of the specimens over the ensuing two centuries. Adorned with William Munozs beautiful photographs of a variety of colorful plants, this visual feast is sure to captivate nature lovers and historians alike. Route map, suggestions for further reading, chronology of plants collected, index.

Synopsis:

Plants on the Trail with Lewis and Clark is a companion volume to Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 88-90) and index.

About the Author

William Munoz has an avid interest in ecology and the environment and has taken the photographs for a number of books written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Mr. Munoz lives in Hamilton, Montana.

Table of Contents

Jefferson, Lewis, and plants — The importance of trees — Plants as food — Wildflowers and their uses — The fate of Lewis's specimens.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618067763
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Munoz, William
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Photographer:
Munoz, William
Author:
William Mu
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Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw
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Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Science
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Science & Technology - Botany
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
History - Exploration & Discovery
Subject:
Plant collecting
Subject:
West
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Flowers & Plants
Subject:
Science & Nature - Botany
Subject:
West (U.S.) Description and travel.
Subject:
Natural history -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Exploration & Discovery
Subject:
Childrens Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Series Volume:
no. 503/504
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.25 in 1.52 lb
Age Level:
09-11

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"Synopsis" by , Plants on the Trail with Lewis and Clark is a companion volume to Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark.
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