The natural world of Lewis and Clark / David A. Dalton
- Dalton, David A.
- Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- xviii, 244 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
- List of illustrations -- Preface -- ch. 1. Mega-expectations -- ch. 2. Flagship species -- ch. 3. Missed opportunities -- ch. 4. Cottonwood -- ch. 5. Rain forests -- ch. 6. Salmon -- ch. 7. Clark's nutcracker and lewis's woodpecker -- ch. 8. Greater sage-grouse and sage -- ch. 9. Fossils -- ch. 10. Missing pieces -- ch. 11. Extra pieces -- ch. 12. Climate change and the future of the american west -- Concluding remarks -- Bibliography -- Index.
- "Dalton reexamines many of Lewis and Clark's discoveries, and their identification of new plants and animals, in the light of modern science to show their lasting biological significance. In clear, readily accessible terms, he relates the Expedition's observations to principles of ecology, genetics, physiology, and animal behavior"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780826217660 (alk. paper)
0826217664 (alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -240) and index.
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