Prairie

Prairie

A Natural History

Book - 2004
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Over 2 million square miles of North America is covered in prairie, comprising the largest ecosystem on the continent. The prairies are the heartland of the continent, a vast, windswept plain that flows from Alberta south to Texas and from the Rockies east to the Mississippi River. This is big sky country, and until recently, one of the richest and most magnificent natural grasslands in the world. Today, however, the North American prairies are among the most altered environments on Earth. Thorough, detailed, and scientifically up-to-date, Prairie: A Natural History provides a comprehensive, nontechnical guide to the biology and ecology of this fabled environment, offering a view of the past, a vision for the future, and a clear focus on the present. Sidebars throughout highlight various grasslands species, tell fascinating natural history and conservation stories, and present the traditional Native American view of the prairie and its inhabitants.
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : David Suzuki Foundation : Greystone Books/Douglas & McIntyre Pub. Group ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed in the U.S. by Publishers Group West, c2004.
ISBN: 9781553651901
9781550549850
1550549855
Branch Call Number: 508.3153 SAVAGE C
508.3153 SAVAGE C
Characteristics: xi, 308 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm.

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Savage provides a perspective of the natural heritage we have lost. Prairie once covered more of North America than any other type of ecosystem. Breathtaking photos and dramatic text describe what remains and offer an outlook for the future.


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Jun 10, 2014

Savage provides a perspective of the natural heritage we have lost. Prairie once covered more of North America than any other type of ecosystem. Breathtaking photos and dramatic text describe what remains and offer an outlook for the future.

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