A Long Ride in Texas: The Explorations of John Leonard Riddell

By: Breeden, James O.

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136 pages. Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University. John Leonard Riddell was a medical doctor, geologist, and botanist who traveled from New Orleans through Texas in 1839, surveying the Texas Hill Country for a group of businessmen searching for the lost San Saba silver mine. By joining the expedition, which of course did not find the mine, Riddell became the first trained scientist - preceding even Ferdinand Roerner - to visit the area of the Edwards Plateau and to provide a detailed description of the botany and geology along his route. James O. Breeden has here annotated the lively diary Riddell kept on his Hill Country trip and an article on Texas geology he later wrote. With notes and a substantial introduction, Breeden presents the scientist - his vitality, his accomplishments, and his role in the intellectual and civic life of his time - as well as the detailed story of his travels through Texas, adding considerably to our knowledge of the land as it was then

Title: A Long Ride in Texas: The Explorations of John Leonard Riddell

Author: Breeden, James O.

Categories: Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX),

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: College Station, TX, TAMU Press: 1994

ISBN Number: 089096582X

ISBN Number 13: 9780890965825

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

Our Product Number: 605275

Keywords: HISTORY UNITED STATES STATE LOCAL SOUTHWEST (AZ, NM, OK, TX),