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WILD TIME IN THE POCONOS From The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, Volume I, May 1832-April 1833, published by the University of Oklahoma Press, 2008, in which the aristocratic naturalist and ethnographer, who traveled from Boston to the Upper Missouri recording not only the abundant flora and fauna but also the habits and customs of the settlers and native peoples along the way, describes an "outing" in the Poconos in eastern Pennsylvania. [...] the situation was confusing, and the powerful London booksellers did their best to deepen the confusion in order to stave off competing editions of their authors, or run them out of the market.

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