David Douglas

David Douglas

A Naturalist at Work : An Illustrated Exploration Across Two Centuries in the Pacific Northwest

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During a meteoric career that spanned from 1825 to 1834, David Douglas made the first systematic collections of flora and fauna over many parts of the greater Pacific Northwest. Despite his early death, colleagues in Great Britain attached the Douglas name to more than 80 different species, including the iconic timber tree of the region. David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work is a colorfully illustrated collection of essays that examines various aspects of Douglas's career, demonstrating the connections between his work in the Pacific Northwest of the 19th century and the place we know today. From the Columbia River's perilous bar to luminous blooms of mountain wildflowers; from ever-changing frontiers of technology to the quiet seasonal rhythms of tribal families gathering roots, these essays collapse time to shed light on people and landscapes.
Publisher: Seattle, Washington :, Sasquatch Books,, [date of publication not identified]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781570618291
Branch Call Number: 921 D733
Characteristics: xv, 191 pages : illustrated (some color), color maps ; 23 cm


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