Common to this Country: Botanical Discoveries of Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark's 1804 to 1806 expedition to discover a direct water route to the Pacific Ocean resulted in accomplishments never imagined. Although they never found a water route west, they discovered and described more than 40 American Indian tribes, 122 animals unknown to science, and 178 types of plants. In exquisitely detailed watercolor illustrations and intriguing essays, Common to This Country explores more than two dozen of these plants' place in history and their significance.
The book skillfully chronicles Lewis' obsession with plant collecting, often in his own words, and botanically accurate watercolors display the salient features often noted in Lewis's journal. This beautiful guide will appeal to natural history buffs and gardeners alike.
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This collection of brief essays describes 25 plants discovered during the Lewis and Clark 1804-06 expedition. Each essay is accompanied by a beautifully rendered botanical sketch by Thomas. Done in ... Read full review
I liked the idea behind the writing of this book. The opening history about the expedition of Lewis and Clark was general and gets you into the book. The water color illustrations and water color illustrated map made this worth while. Overall I was disappointed with the writing style, though the facts were very interesting.
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