• The First Frontier

    1 month ago - By Ornithology

    I am reading the The First Frontier by Scott Weidensaul, prolific nature writer and eminent ornithologist. A synopsis of the book reads: “Frontier: the word carries the inevitable scent of the West. But before Lewis and Clark,... it was the East that marked the frontier-the boundary between Native cultures and the first colonizing Europeans- an older, wilder time ...”
    What fascinates me about this book is its descriptions of North American wildlife thousands of years ago, including interesting creatures such as mastodons, giant sloths, and sabre-toothed tigers. (
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