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Lewis and Clark's journey of discovery in American history
Edwards, Judith, 1940-
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Publication Information:
Springfield, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [1999]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
An account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, describing its mishaps, adventures, and impact on western expansion.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.7 3.0 30784.
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Central Library F592.7 .E39 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library F592.7 .E39 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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-- Offers in-depth coverage of defining moments in American history.
-- Provides exciting topics for research and reports.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. Beginning with Thomas Jefferson's request that Lewis and Clark find a route to the Pacific Ocean and ending with the men's return to St. Louis two years later, Edwards gives an excellent account of the journey during which the explorers discovered hundreds of plant and animal species, encountered differing and often harsh terrains, forged relationships with many Indian tribes, and created maps of uncharted territories. The author paints a clear picture of the experience, Lewis and Clark's effective leadership abilities, the drive and endurance of the team of men, and the invaluable help of Sacagawea. The concluding chapter discusses the trail as it is today. Excellent for reports, with excerpts from a variety of sources, including Jefferson's original letter and Lewis and Clark's diaries, the descriptive text, buttressed by black-and-white photos, gives readers a good sense of the perils, adventure, and excitement of the journey. Like other books in the In American History series, this has a time line and a bibliography; short descriptions of the Corps of Discovery members and their roles are appended. --Helen Rosenberg

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