Oakes A. Plimpton Presents ‘1957 Expeditions Journal’

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New Book Chronicles Two 1957 Expeditions to Mexico

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The book is a transcription of the daily logs Plimpton kept, illustrated by the slides he took converted to jpegs.

In his latest book1957 Expeditions Journal: Baja California American Museum of Natural History Expedition Journal Spring 1957 Huautla Mexico Seeking The Sacred Mushroom With Gordon Wasson Summer 1957” (published by iUniverse) author Oakes A. Plimpton offers readers a glimpse into a pair of scientific adventures.

On the first one, known as the Puritan Expedition, Plimpton served as an assistant to four scientists collecting marine life, mammals, reptiles and fossils from islands off Baja California and in the Gulf of California (March, April and May).

Then in July and August of that year Plimpton accompanied mycologist and anthropologist Gordon Wasson and family to rural Mexico to record and participate in the Sacred Mushroom rite in Huautla, and then to visit other native villages to converse with curanderas and look for further hallucinatory mushroom religious practice.

The book is a transcription of the daily logs Plimpton kept, illustrated by the slides he took converted to jpegs.

“1957 Expeditions Journal”
By Oakes A. Plimpton
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 124 pages | ISBN 9781475989748
E-Book | 124 pages | ISBN 9781475989731
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Oakes Plimpton is retired and lives in Arlington, Mass. with his wife Pat Magee. He had worked for The Nature Conservancy and the Conservation Law Foundation, but dropped out in 1972 to spend a year on a communal farm in New York State chronicled in “1972 Farm Journal” published by iUniverse in 2011. Still involved with farming he volunteers for Boston Area Gleaners and the Arlington Farmers’ Market. He continues his interest in natural history, in particular bird watching; he was one of the co-founders of the Menotomy Bird Club in Arlington, Mass.

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