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America As Seen by Its First Explorers: The Eyes of Discovery

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This unique and unusual book brings to life for you the sights, sounds, and smells of America in its unspoiled state. Every region in the country is presented as it appeared to the first Europeans who settled or explored it. You visit a Manhattan fragrant with wildflowers and covered with forests; a Boston still teeming with beavers; a Chicago trodden by countless herds of ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published February 17th 2011 by Dover Publications (first published May 1st 1989)
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Karen
Jan 01, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it
This was greatly detailed history of the real exploration of this continent, written to inform beyond anything they ever placed into an American textbook. There are separate chapters for various explorers. Checking the publishing date told the story of how this book referred to certain things as being more recent than seemed logical. This detailed book ah been around awhile and has been republished because its worth reading if you want to know the details they omit [being most all of the details ...more
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Equal parts adventure story and botanical survey. You will be swept away by the romance and excitement of exploration while simultaneously learning exactly what was the range of the tragically extinct Carolina parakeet.
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