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Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Naturalists – An Excellent Read

51Z35dHrqgL._SY346_I read this excellent book (Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Naturalists) during my trip, last spring, to Eastern Montana. I was in much the same environment that Lewis and Clark passed through. Lewis and Clark are thought, primarily, as explorers, but, they were (I think, of course) primarily naturalists, as Thomas Jefferson wanted them to be.

 

You can find this book at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Lewis-Clark-Pioneering-Naturalists-Expedition/dp/0803264348

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Oregon Fossils – A Reference and Guide Book For Your Bookshelf

Oregon Fossils (2nd ed.) by Elizabeth L. Orr and William N. OrrIn an interview, William Orr (the co-author) said of his book, “It’s not the kind of book you curl up and read with a martini, but it is interesting…” However, you could most definitely kick your feet up and have a great beer. And, this book is far more than interesting…it’s fascinating to move through the eons as the lands and seas undulate and animals and plants evolve.

Oregon Fossils (2nd ed., Nov. 9, 2009) by Elizabeth L. Orr and William N. Orr gives a great overview of the rich fossils and evolutionary history of Oregon. There are plenty of maps, images, and side information on paleontologists.

Don’t let the many scientific names, fossil bed names and geological strata intimidate you. Just enjoy the general overall picture and let Oregon’s geological and evolutionary past wash over you.

This is a book you should definitely have on your bookshelf as a permanent reference and guide book…I will. Rob :o

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Rob’s Social Media Network Empire :o)

Western Scrub-jay, Agency Lake, OregonPhew! Building a personal social media empire (I like to think big…chuckle) is no easy task. I am in the process of creating and refining all the individual components (my blog, Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo, Twitter and Flickr accounts) and linking them together.

This doesn’t even include a stock photo website with (eventually) several thousand nature images.

Like my garden I want to plant things in the ground that are low maintenance. Gardening is not my forte although I understand that some maintenance is unavoidable. This means setting up an online presence that I can easily plug content in to and spend as much time outdoors taking photos, shooting video, and doing a bit of blogging. Hopefully, I can do a lot of this from the field.

If you do find problems with this blog or other accounts of mine, whether technical or aesthetic, please let me know. I appreciate your time and I want to make this blog informative and fun. Or, just say hello! Thank you.  Rob :o

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