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The Resource "A region of astonishing beauty" : the botanical exploration of the Rocky Mountains, Roger L. Williams

"A region of astonishing beauty" : the botanical exploration of the Rocky Mountains, Roger L. Williams

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"A region of astonishing beauty" : the botanical exploration of the Rocky Mountains
Title
"A region of astonishing beauty"
Title remainder
the botanical exploration of the Rocky Mountains
Statement of responsibility
Roger L. Williams
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Language
eng
Summary
"As we approach the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition in 2004, attention will inevitably turn to those nineteenth-century explorers who risked life and limb to interpret the natural history of the American West. Beginning with Meriwether Lewis and his discovery of the bitterroot, the goal of most explorers was not merely to find an adequate route to the Pacific, but also to comment on the state of the region's ecology and its suitability for agriculture, and, of course, to collect plant specimens. In this book, Williams follows the trail of over a dozen explorers who "botanized" the Rocky Mountains, and who, by the end of the nineteenth century, became increasingly convinced that the flora of the American West was distinctive. The sheer wonder of discovery, which is not lost on Williams or his subjects, was best captured by botanist Edwin James in 1820 as he emerged above timberline in Colorado to come upon "a region of astonishing beauty.""--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1923-
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Williams, Roger Lawrence
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Botanists
  • Explorers
  • Botany
  • Botanists
  • Botany
  • Explorers
  • Rocky Mountains Region
  • United States
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"A region of astonishing beauty" : the botanical exploration of the Rocky Mountains, Roger L. Williams
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-201)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Lewis and Clark in the Rocky Mountains (1805-1806) -- Edwin James and the long expedition -- Thomas Drummond in the northern Rocky Mountains -- The ascendancy of Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859) -- George Engelmann: a link between East and West -- John Charles Frémont (1813-1890): an unresolved enigma -- Geyer and Burke: two gardeners abroad -- Concluding the 1840s: Wislizenus, Fendler, and Stansbury -- The new era of intensive botanizing: Charles Parry in Colorado -- Joseph Dalton Hooker: Darwin's confidant -- Sereno Watson: botanist by inadvertence -- The Hayden survey: botanical opportunity -- Edward Lee Greene: botanist-historian -- Marcus E. Jones of Utah -- The heightened attention to grasses -- The indomitable Alice Eastwood -- Three notable collectors: Purpus, Cockerell, and Osterhout -- Per Axel Rydberg: the gentle botanist -- Aven Nelson: the great teacher
Control code
50982357
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9781570983979
Lccn
2002153363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)50982357
Label
"A region of astonishing beauty" : the botanical exploration of the Rocky Mountains, Roger L. Williams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-201)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lewis and Clark in the Rocky Mountains (1805-1806) -- Edwin James and the long expedition -- Thomas Drummond in the northern Rocky Mountains -- The ascendancy of Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859) -- George Engelmann: a link between East and West -- John Charles Frémont (1813-1890): an unresolved enigma -- Geyer and Burke: two gardeners abroad -- Concluding the 1840s: Wislizenus, Fendler, and Stansbury -- The new era of intensive botanizing: Charles Parry in Colorado -- Joseph Dalton Hooker: Darwin's confidant -- Sereno Watson: botanist by inadvertence -- The Hayden survey: botanical opportunity -- Edward Lee Greene: botanist-historian -- Marcus E. Jones of Utah -- The heightened attention to grasses -- The indomitable Alice Eastwood -- Three notable collectors: Purpus, Cockerell, and Osterhout -- Per Axel Rydberg: the gentle botanist -- Aven Nelson: the great teacher
Control code
50982357
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9781570983979
Lccn
2002153363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)50982357

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