Our Natural History: The Lessons of Lewis and Clark
With the long-running bestsellerdom of Stephen Ambrose's Undaunted Courage and the documentary premiering on PBS, interest in the Lewis and Clark expedition is renewed among not only historians but average readers as well. This book, by a distinguished botanist and naturalist, recreates the grand journey -- and puts it into a new perspective.With this timely, thought-provoking study, Daniel Botkin captures our imagination with Lewis and Clark's trek from St. Louis to the Pacific, and draws lessons about our environment and our place within it -- offering a stunning portrait of the rugged, beautiful, disappearing wilderness of the American West.
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OUR NATURAL HISTORY: The Lessons of Lewis and ClarkUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An earnest, sometimes overwrought, and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to link the famed Lewis and Clark expedition to modern environmentalist thought. Botkin (Discordant Harmonies, 1990, etc.), a ... Read full review
Our natural history: the lessons of Lewis and ClarkUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Botkin, president of the Center for the Study of the Environment and director of the Program on Global Change at George Mason University, examines the journals of Lewis and Clark to understand change ... Read full review