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Early American naturalists : exploring the American West, 1804-1900

Author: John Moring
Publisher: New York : Cooper Square Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Cooper Square Press edView all editions and formats
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This historical work chronicles the lives, adventures, and discoveries of America's great explorer/naturalists--Lewis & Clark, Martha Maxwell, John James Audubon, John Muir, William Gambel, Thomas Say, Robert Kennicott and John Townsend. Regardless of the formidable obstacles and travails, these naturalist-explorers provided an invaluable scientific foundation as to how the plants, animals, and environment of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moring, John, 1946-
Early American naturalists.
New York : Cooper Square Press, 2002
(OCoLC)664546074
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Moring
ISBN: 0815412363 9780815412366
OCLC Number: 49260797
Description: x, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chap. 1. The early naturalists --
Chap. 2. Lewis and Clark : enthusiastic amateurs --
Chap. 3. Peter Curtis and the Red River Expedition --
Chap. 4. Thomas Nuttall and the wilderness collectors --
Chap. 5. Thomas Say and Edwin James : the long expedition --
Chap. 6. Visitors from Europe [Captain William Drummond Stewart, Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, David Douglas] --
Chap. 7. [Lieutenant Charles] Wilkes's "scientifics" --
Chap. 8. The painer [John James Audubon] --
Chap. 9. In the field before the Great War [Captain John Feilner, Gouverneur Warren, John Torrey, Asa Gray, Spencer Fullerton Baird, John Le Conte, Gideon Lincecum, Samuel Woodhouse, Robert Kennicott, William Dall] --
Chap. 10. Collecting the West [Charles Bendire, Edward Palmer, Edward Nelson, Lieutenant George Wheeler, Elliott Coues] --
Chap. 11. Martha Maxwell and her museum --
Chap. 12. John Muir and the new naturalists [John Burroughs] --
Chap. 13. Digging up bones [Clarence King, Leo Lesquereux, Edward Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh, Arthur Lakes] --
Chap. 14. The new enthusiastic amateurs [Elam Bartholomew, Florence Merriam Bailey}.
Responsibility: John Moring.

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