Great Surveys of the American West
Richard A. Bartlett
Great Surveys of the American West Image Cover
Publisher:University of Oklahoma Press
Place Published:Norman, Oklahoma
Series:Volume 38 in The American Exploration and Travel Series
Subjects: American history: c 1500 to c 1800, Geographical discovery & exploration, Local history, U.S. - Discovery And Exploration, U.S. Local History - Western United States, History - U.S., USA, Earth Sciences - General, United States - 19th Century/Old West, Discovery and exploration, Surveys, West (U.S.)

Summary: A narrative that will appeal to those interested in western US history, natural science, geography, and exploration. Features excellent word portraits of the four survey groups, their leaders and key members, and descriptions of the conditions, methods, equipment and problems encountered. Includes a selection of contemporary photographs. The only negative: The several maps included are too small and require use of magnifying glass to read the fine print.