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The Resource The journals of Lewis and Clark, edited by Bernard DeVoto ; foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose ; maps by Erwin Raisz

The journals of Lewis and Clark, edited by Bernard DeVoto ; foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose ; maps by Erwin Raisz

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The journals of Lewis and Clark
Title
The journals of Lewis and Clark
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edited by Bernard DeVoto ; foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose ; maps by Erwin Raisz
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eng
Summary
In 1803, the great expanse of the Louisiana Purchase was an empty canvas. Keenly aware that the course of the nation's destiny lay westward<U+2014>and that a “Voyage of Discovery” would be necessary to determine the nature of the frontier<U+2014>President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis to lead an expedition from the Missouri River to the northern Pacific coast and back. From 1804 to 1806, accompanied by co-captain William Clark, the Shoshone guide Sacajawea, and thirty-two men, Lewis mapped rivers, traced the principal waterways to the sea, and established the American claim to the territories of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Together the captains kept this journal: a richly detailed record of the flora and fauna they sighted, the native tribes they encountered, and the awe-inspiring landscape they traversed, from their base camp near present-day St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River, that has become an incomparable contribution to the literature of exploration and the writing of natural history
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An abridged edition of the personal accounts of the epic expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark describes their trek through the wilderness between the Missouri River and the Pacific coast
Biography type
contains biographical information
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175092
Cataloging source
DLC
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1774-1809
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Lewis, Meriwether
Dewey number
917.804/2
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F592.4
LC item number
1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1770-1838
  • 1897-1955
  • 1893-1968
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  • Clark, William
  • De Voto, Bernard
  • Ambrose, Stephen E.
  • Raisz, Erwin
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  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Lewis, Meriwether
  • Clark, William
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • Missouri River
  • Columbia River
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
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adult
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The journals of Lewis and Clark, edited by Bernard DeVoto ; foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose ; maps by Erwin Raisz
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the Reuben Gold Thwaites edition, published in 1904-1905
  • "A Mariner book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
lx, 504 pages
Isbn
9780395859964
Lccn
97001518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
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  • 36225424
  • (OCoLC)36225424
Label
The journals of Lewis and Clark, edited by Bernard DeVoto ; foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose ; maps by Erwin Raisz
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the Reuben Gold Thwaites edition, published in 1904-1905
  • "A Mariner book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
lx, 504 pages
Isbn
9780395859964
Lccn
97001518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 36225424
  • (OCoLC)36225424

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