David Douglas Lindsay Mitchell

ISBN: 9781854105912

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David Douglas  by  Lindsay Mitchell

David Douglas by Lindsay Mitchell
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One of the most celebrated scientists and explorers of his day, David Douglas devoted his extraordinary energies to the exploration of the wild, unknown Pacific Northwest.This was the heroic age of botany, when European collectors scoured the globeMoreOne of the most celebrated scientists and explorers of his day, David Douglas devoted his extraordinary energies to the exploration of the wild, unknown Pacific Northwest.This was the heroic age of botany, when European collectors scoured the globe for new species, and scientists and gardeners alike had an insatiable appetite for the exotic trees and plants of Asia, North America and Australia.

In 1824 David Douglas set out on a journey to the area that will be forever associated with his name -- western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, which had first been explored by Lewis and Clark only 20 years before.For the next ten years, Douglas devoted himself to the exploration of this vast and virtually unknown land, to the collecting and classification of its flora, and to recording the life of its Native American population. The tree which bears his name was only one of 200 species which he was the first to collect and describe, and far from the only one which was to become of economic or horticultural importance.



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