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|Main Title||The collector : David Douglas and the natural history of the Northwest /|
|Publisher||Sasquatch Books ; Distributed by PGW/Perseus,|
|Subjects||Botanists--Scotland--Biography. ; Naturalists--Scotland--Biography. ; Botany--Northwest, Pacific--History--19th century. ; Natural history--Northwest, Pacific. ; Scientific expeditions--Northwest, Pacific--History--19th century. ; Northwest, Pacific--Description and travel. ; Canada--Description and travel.|
|Additional Subjects||Douglas, David,--1799-1834.|
|Collation||xiii, 290 p. : maps ; 23 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-263) and index.
The story of David Douglas, the premier botanical explorer in the Pacific Northwest and other areas of western North America. Douglas' discoveries include hundreds of western plants--most notably the Douglas Fir. The Collector tracks Douglas, from his humble birth in Scotland in 1799 to his botanical training under the famed William Jackson Hooker to his adventures in North America discovering "exotic" new plants for the English and European market.