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Our Natural History: The Lessons of Lewis and Clark

Daniel Botkin

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168297
eISBN:
9780199790050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168297.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The Lewis and Clark expedition was commissioned in 1804 by Thomas Jefferson and lasted twenty-eight months. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began in St. Louis and navigated up the Missouri River, ... More


“PLEASINGLY BEAUTIFUL” AND “SUBLIMELY GRAND”: Pathways To The Mountains

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162431
eISBN:
9780199790043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter sees Lewis and Clark continue up the Missouri. Topics covered include the great falls of the Missouri River, Giant Springs, giant hailstorms, the Gates of the Mountains, three forks of ... More


A PASSAGE STEEP AND STONEY, STREWN WITH FALLEN TIMBER: The Bitterroot Mountains

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162431
eISBN:
9780199790043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes how Lewis and Clark crossed the Bitterroot Mountains, then and now some of the wildest and most difficult country in the lower forty-eight states. The travel over the ... More


ROLL ON, COLUMBIA, ROLL ON: Down the Snake and Columbia Rivers

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162431
eISBN:
9780199790043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter sees Lewis and Clark reach the now-famous Columbia River Gorge, which introduced them not only to great beauty but also to new challenges. The geological history of the Columbia River ... More


CHANGING OLD FORESTS AT THE MOUTH OF THE COLUMBIA

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162431
eISBN:
9780199790043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter has Lewis and Clark arrive at the mouth of the Columbia River in early December 1805. Lewis and Clark organized the men and built a wooden fort here at a site that was south of the ... More


IN THE WAKE OF LEWIS AND CLARK

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162431
eISBN:
9780199790043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the significance of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Their journals help us understand what has happened to nature in the American West since European settlement. Perhaps most ... More


A PARTIALLY SETTLED LANDSCAPE: Lewis and Clark near St. Louis

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162431
eISBN:
9780199790043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter looks at the preparations made by Lewis and Clark for their expedition. Before the journey began, they camped at the mouth of the Dubois River just across the Mississippi River from St. ... More


CHANGING OLD RIVER

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162431
eISBN:
9780199790043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on the challenges posed by the Missouri River on the expedition. Topics discussed include the establishment of Weston, Kansas, in 1837; the river's meanderings, the river as a ... More


A COUNTRYSIDE PLEASANT, RICH, AND PARTIALLY SETTLED: Through the Eastern Woodlands

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162431
eISBN:
9780199790043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter presents Lewis and Clark's observations about the landscape during the first part of their journey from St. Charles to the Kansas River, in what is now the state of Missouri. Clark ... More


INTO THE TALL-GRASS PRAIRIE

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162431
eISBN:
9780199790043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter recounts the experiences and observations of Lewis and Clark as they traveled across what is now Kansas City, Missouri. The expedition saw buffalo, which they did not kill, but which ... More


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