Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work by Jack Nisbet

David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work

Best Seller
David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work by Jack Nisbet
Ebook
Nov 06, 2012 | ISBN 9781570618307

Available from:

  • Nov 06, 2012 | ISBN 9781570618307

    Available from:

*This title is not eligible for purchase to earn points nor for redemption with your code in the Reader Rewards program

Product Details

Praise

“This new volume will delight anyone with an interest in wild Northwest history and the naturalist’s adventure.
Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author of Crow Planet

“This is a must read for any of us interested in the natural history of the Pacific Northwest.”
Estella B. Leopold, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington

“In the era of Internet research and websites galore, a book that can compete with these distractions and absorb readers is indeed a treasure. Nisbet has written just such a book.”
North Columbia Monthly

“A beautifully illustrated companion to ‘The Collector,’ the author’s best-selling biography of Douglas that won the 2010 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, this volume offers 10 essays that examine the Scottish naturalist’s three trips to the Northwest between 1825-1834 and connects them to modern reality.”
The Seattle Times

“[David Douglas] is beautifully written, lavishly illustrated with many high-quality full-colour reproductions, and available at a remarkably low price. The book should be welcomed by anyone interested in Douglas.”
BC Studies

“The history of the Northwest is rich and vital, and readers interested in the region are well-served by motivated historians and publishers committed to quality books. This season’s list is highlighted by another beautifully designed and written book about David Douglas by Jack Nisbet…”
The Oregonian

“I recommend David Douglas, A Naturalist at Work to anyone who is interested in the natural history of the Pacific Northwest, because Douglas’ travels marked the start of formal study of plants and animals in this region.”
David L. Peterson, Northwest Science

“Discover the natural history of the Pacific Northwest through the tale of a naturalist who explored the region 200 years ago.”
Science News

“As exemplified in David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work, Nisbet’s method of interpreting regional history isn’t the usual staid recitation of dates and facts. In pursuit of bringing stories nearly 200 years old to life, he walks trails, visits reservations and tribal elders, charters pilot boats, climbs trees and wild-harvests food. His studies may begin by perusing old maps or historical journals in dusty archives, but his curiosity soon has him bounding out the door and into the same landscapes his subjects once roamed.”
Cascadia Weekly

“Nisbet writes in detailed but easily read style. Readers learn Douglas could have been killed by a terrifying storm that nearly sank his ship in 1825, about how he interacted with American Indians, about a probable son that he may not have known existed, and about his systematic collection of flora and fauna.”
Everett Herald

“‘David Douglas, A Naturalist at Work,’ makes perceptive connections between people and place, and tantalizing connections across time.”
Barbara Lloyd McMichael, The Bookmonger

Get the latest updates from Jack Nisbet
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top