CLARK, Lewis (1907-1974)




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Lewis J. Clark was head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Victoria and held degrees from the University of British Columbia, the University of Washington and Oregon State University.

A renowned scholar, Clark became one of the leading naturalists and nature photographers of his day. Following publication of his encyclopedic classic, Wild Flowers of British Columbia (1973), with 573 colour plates and information on 792 species and sub-species, Clark broke his masterwork down into compact field guides that collectively sold more than 200,000 copies. These have included Wild Flowers of Field and Slope (2002), Wild Flowers of Forest & Woodland in the Pacific Northwest (2003), Wild Flowers of the Mountains in the Pacific Northwest (2003) and Wild Flowers of the Sea Coast in the Pacific Northwest (2004).


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Dr. Lewis Clark was head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Victoria and held degrees from the University of British Columbia, the University of Washington and Oregon State University. A renowned scholar, he became one of the leading naturalists and nature photographers of his day. Following publication of his encyclopedic classic, Wild Flowers of the Pacific Northwest, From Alaska to Norhern California (Sidney, B.C.: Gray's Publishing, 1976), Clark broke his masterwork down into six compact field guides that collectively sold more than 200,000 copies. He is also the author of Wild Flowers of Field and Slope (Harbour, 2002), Wild Flowers of Forest & Woodland in the Pacific Northwest (Harbour, 2003), Wild Flowers of the Mountains in the Pacific Northwest (Harbour 2003) and Wild Flowers of the Sea Coast in the Pacific Northwest (Harbour, 2004). His major work Wild Flowers of the Pacific Northwest has also been reprinted by Harbour Publishing, edited by John G. Trelawny.

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