Our Natural History: The Lessons of Lewis and Clark

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Penguin Publishing Group, 1996 - History - 320 pages
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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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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

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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



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Daniel B. Botkin is the author of Our Natural History: The Lessons of Lewis and Clark and Strange Encounters: Adventures of a Renegade Naturalist, as well as numerous other books and articles. He is the President for the Center of the Study for the Environment and Professor of and speaks nationwide on scientific and environmental issues.

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