-- Stephen E. Ambrose, author of the New York Times bestseller, Undaunted Courage and other books on Passage of Discovery[/quote] [quote style="1"]Entertaining, thought-provoking, and well worth it. The conservation message is strong and urgent. Enthusiastically recommended.
-- Library Journal on Beyond the Stony Mountains (starred review)[/quote]
Two of Dan Botkin's classic works about explorers' Lewis and Clark are being released in ebook format for the very first time. Passage of Discovery: The American Rivers Guide to the Missouri River of Lewis and Clark (now available) and Beyond the Stony Mountains: Nature in the American West from Lewis and Clark to Today (available June 2012) are available for purchase wherever ebooks are sold.
Passage of Discovery features both an Introduction by the late historian Stephen E. Ambrose, and an Afterward from actor and environmentalist Robert Redford. Beyond The Stony Mountains, meanwhile, is an exquisitely illustrated and expertly written account of the western landscape, as it was seen by Lewis and Clark, recounting one of the great adventures of the American past while powerfully relating it to the American present.Together, the books represent a lifelong passion for the famed explorers by Botkin, and transports readers on a unique journey into the landscape of their great trek, then and now, from the unique vantage point of an environmental scientist.