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AMERICA'S SERENGETI

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162431
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790043 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0008
 AMERICA'S SERENGETI

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This chapter describes the experiences and observations of Lewis and Clark as the expedition reached the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, just east of today's Montana-North Dakota border. Topics covered include the abundant vegetation and wildlife, Lewis and Clark as scientists, wolves and the rationales for saving endangered species, encounters with grizzlies, and near extinction of the bison.

Keywords: Lewis; Clark; expedition; Yellow River; Missouri River; vegetation; wildlife; wolves; grizzly bear; bison

Chapter.  7108 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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