McDermott, Grim, and Mobley have presented an insightful study of this survey across the Pacific Northwest. The views are beautifully illustrated, and the additional maps, excerpts from the report, and the historical information provide a thorough understanding of the many sights and experiences during the sixteen-month survey. The text is well sourced, providing more useful information. This thorougly researched, well designed book documents an important exploration of the West. --Rick Ewig--North Dakota History
About the Author
Paul D. McDermott taught geography and cartography for thirty-four years at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. He is an avid photographer and has written and lectured extensively on historical geography.
Ronald E. Grim worked in the Cartographic and Architectural Division at the National Archives and Records Service and in the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress. He is currently the curator of maps at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library.
Phillip Mobley, a professional cartographer, is an adjunct professor of geography at George Mason University and has also taught cartography and geography courses at Montgomery College and George Washington University.