JACK NISBET, THE COLLECTOR: DAVID DOUGLAS & THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE NW

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 7:00pm

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Jack Nisbet turns his attention to David Douglas, the premier botanical explorer in the Pacific NW. Douglas’ discoveries include hundreds of western plants—most notably, the Douglas Fir. The Collector tracks Douglas’s fascinating history and takes readers on Douglas’ journeys into the then-obscure realms from Puget Sound to the Sandwich Islands. Nisbet evokes a lost world of early exploration, pristine nature, ambition, and cultural and class conflict with surprisingly modern resonances. 

Author of the award-winning book, Sources of the River, Jack Nisbet is a historian, teacher, and author focusing on the intersection of human history and natural history in the Pacific NW.

Books: 

The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781570616136
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sasquatch Books - September 1st, 2009

Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781570615221
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sasquatch Books - April 10th, 2007

Visible Bones: Journeys Across Time in the Columbia River Country Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781570615245
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sasquatch Books - April 10th, 2007