Plants on the trail with Lewis and Clark

by Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
Links:
Available (8)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 581 PA
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  j 581 PA
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction j F592.7.P376 2003
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j F592.7.P376 2003
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection j F592.7.P376 2003
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j F592.7.P376 2003
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j F592.7.P376 2003
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j F592.7.P376 2003
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j F592.7.P376 2003
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j F592.7.P376 2003
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 581.978 Pat
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 581.978 Pat
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 581.9 P27
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 581.9 P27
 
 
Plum Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 581.978 PAT
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 581.978 PAT
 
 
 
Noncirculating (1)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Museum of Natural History Education F592.7 .P376 2003
Location  Carnegie Museum of Natural History
 
Collection  Education
 
Call Number  F592.7 .P376 2003
 
 
Summary
When Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on their landmark journey of discovery in 1804, President Thomas Jefferson directed them to notice 'the soil and face of the country, its growth and vegetable productions.' The explorers collected and preserved nearly two hundred seeds and specimens, from small prairie flowers to towering evergreen trees, many of them previously unknown to science.From the Indians they encountered, they learned which plants were edible-thus avoiding starvation-and which could be used as building materials for their canoes and shelters.Looking to find a water route across North America, map the uncharted territory, and discuss peaceful trade with the Indians, Lewis and Clark became central figures in the country's westward expansion and major contributors to its scientific scholarship.In this welcome companion to Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent traces the celebrated journey, examines the rich array of plant life the men sighted, and tells what became of the specimens over the ensuing two centuries.Adorned with William Munoz's beautiful photographs of a variety of colorful plants, this visual feast is sure to captivate nature lovers and historians alike.Route map, suggestions for further reading, chronology of plants collected, index.
Contents
Jefferson, Lewis, and plants
The importance of trees
Plants as food
Wildflowers and their uses
The fate of Lewis's specimens.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5^-8. This companion to Patent and Munoz's Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark (2002) considers the plants that Lewis and Clark saw along their way and the many that they introduced into the field of botany. Lewis was trained in the identification and preservation of plants before the journey. He wrote about the plants he saw, collected seeds, and pressed and dried hundreds of specimens, some of which can still be seen today. The book also discusses the importance of trees and edible plants to the explorers' success. Excellent color photographs appear on almost every page, spotlighting living examples of individual plants as well as vistas seen along the route. Exceptionally fine clarity, composition, and lighting distinguish these photos. The appendixes include an author's note identifying major research sources and recommending books and Web sites and a herbarium listing 175 surviving specimens and when and where they were collected. Of the many books recently published on the Lewis and Clark expedition, this is one of the most tightly focused, most interesting, and most beautiful. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Lewis and Clark Expedition -- (1804-1806) -- Juvenile literature.
Lewis and Clark Expedition -- (1804-1806)
Botany -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Plant collecting -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Natural history -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Botany -- West (U.S.)
Natural history -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
Publisher New York :Clarion Books,2003
Contributors Muñoz, William.
Language English
Description 104 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 88-90) and index.
ISBN 0618067760 (alk. paper)
Links
Other Classic View