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Montana’s Pioneer Botanists: Exploring the Mountains and Prairies Montana is a large state with diverse vegetation from Great Plains prairie and deciduous forest in the east, to northern coniferous forest and alpine tundra in the west. Discovering the botanical secrets of this spectacular landscape began with indigenous peoples and continued through the 20th Century with early explorers, geographers, and entrepreneurs followed by teachers, scientists and curious and dedicated lay persons. Montana's multitude of rugged mountains and wide open spaces means that botanical discoveries which started with the Lewis and Clark Expedition continue to this day. Montana's Pioneer Botanists brings together more than thirty biographies of these diverse people and traces the growth of botanical knowledge in this wild and beautiful state. The stories are illustrated with over 200 images including portraits, photos of Montana's landscapes and flowers, as well as botanical illustrations. From a review by Dr. Patricia Holmgren, Director Emerita, New York Botanical Garden Herbarium: Hear ye, hear ye! Librarians, botanists, herbarium curators, historians, book aficionados! You are going to love Montana's Pioneer Botanists, a gold mine of information about botanical exploration in Montana, beginning with indigenous people and ending with Klaus Lackschewitz (1911-1995). Editors Rachel Potter and Peter Lesica have produced a magnificent compendium of 31 historical essays written by 18 authors, many with a special connection to or knowledge of the botanist about whom they were writing. Photos of botanists and plants associated with them are skillfully interspersed within the essays.

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This books have 183 pages. The publisher Montana Native Plant Society publish this books at 31-12-1969 with ISBN: 069283690X and reading by users 1 time.

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