The Resource Frontier naturalist : Jean Louis Berlandier and the exploration of northern Mexico and Texas, Russell M. Lawson

Frontier naturalist : Jean Louis Berlandier and the exploration of northern Mexico and Texas, Russell M. Lawson

Label
Frontier naturalist : Jean Louis Berlandier and the exploration of northern Mexico and Texas
Title
Frontier naturalist
Title remainder
Jean Louis Berlandier and the exploration of northern Mexico and Texas
Statement of responsibility
Russell M. Lawson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a true story of discovery and discoverers in what was the northern frontier region of Mexico in the years before the Mexican War. In 1826, when the story begins, the region was claimed by both Mexico and the United States. Neither country knew much about the lands crossed by such rivers as the Guadalupe, Brazos, Nueces, Trinity, and Rio Grande. Jean Louis Berlandier, a French naturalist, was part of a team sent out by the Mexican Boundary Commission to explore the area. His role was to collect specimens of flora and fauna and to record detailed observations of the landscapes and peoples through which the exploring party traveled. His observations, including sketches and paintings of plants, landmarks, and American Indians, were the first compendium of scientific observations of the region to be collected and eventually published. Here, historian Russell Lawson tells the story of this multinational expedition, using Berlandier's copious records as a way of conveying his view of the natural environment. Lawson's narrative allows us to peer over Berlandier's shoulder as he traveled and recorded his experiences. Berlandier and Lawson show us an America that no longer exists
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
508.72
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F1314
LC item number
.L39 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Frontier naturalist : Jean Louis Berlandier and the exploration of northern Mexico and Texas, Russell M. Lawson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Savant of Matamoros -- Lock of the Rhône -- Río Pánuco -- The Arms of God -- River of the Comanches -- Father of Rivers -- Waters of the High Sierra -- Río Bravo del Norte -- River of Death -- Appendix One: Fauna and Flora Named for Jean Louis Berlandier -- Appendix Two: Chronology of the Journeys of Jean Louis Berlandier
Control code
ocn813844030
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826352194
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b27194656
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)813844030
  • pebcs0826352197

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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