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Grassland: The History, Biology, Politics and Promise of the American Prairie

ISBN 10: 0140233881 / 0-14-023388-1
ISBN 13: 9780140233889
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

More than forty percent of America was once open prairie, grassland that extended from Missouri to Montana. Taking a critical look at this little understood biome, award-winning journalist Richard Manning urges the reclamation of the land, showing how the grass is not only our last connection to the natural world, but a vital link to our own prehistoric roots, our history, and our culture.


Review:

"A powerful eulogy to the great American grasslands and an informed look at where they have been and where they are going....Manning wants to see the return of bison, grass, fire, and wind, and this book makes a compelling case for such a return."

Kirkus

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"A thoughtful and provocative look at prairie ecology."

Publishers Weekly, 06/26/1995

 

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Book Description: Penguin Group USA, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. More than forty percent of our country was once open prairie, grassland that extended from Missouri to Montana. Taking a critical look at this little-understood biome, award-winning journalist Richard Manning urges the reclamation of this land, showing how the grass is not only our last connection to the natural world, but also a vital link to our own prehistoric roots, our history, and our culture. Framing his book with the story of the remarkable elk, whose mysterious wanderings seem to reclaim his ancestral plains, Manning traces the expansion of America into what was then viewed as the American desert and considers our attempts over the last two hundred years to control unpredictable land through plowing, grazing, and landscaping. He introduces botanists and biologists who are restoring native grasses, literally follows the first herd of buffalo restored to the wild prairie, and even visits Ted Turner s progressive--and controversial--Montana ranch. In an exploration of the grasslands that is both sweeping and intimate, Manning shows us how we can successfully inhabit this and all landscapes. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780140233889

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Book Description: Penguin Group USA, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. More than forty percent of our country was once open prairie, grassland that extended from Missouri to Montana. Taking a critical look at this little-understood biome, award-winning journalist Richard Manning urges the reclamation of this land, showing how the grass is not only our last connection to the natural world, but also a vital link to our own prehistoric roots, our history, and our culture. Framing his book with the story of the remarkable elk, whose mysterious wanderings seem to reclaim his ancestral plains, Manning traces the expansion of America into what was then viewed as the American desert and considers our attempts over the last two hundred years to control unpredictable land through plowing, grazing, and landscaping. He introduces botanists and biologists who are restoring native grasses, literally follows the first herd of buffalo restored to the wild prairie, and even visits Ted Turner s progressive--and controversial--Montana ranch. In an exploration of the grasslands that is both sweeping and intimate, Manning shows us how we can successfully inhabit this and all landscapes. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780140233889

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. More than forty percent of our country was once open prairie, grassland that extended from Missouri to Montana. Taking a critical look at this little-understood biome, award-winning journalist Richard Manning urges the reclamation of this land, showing how the grass is not only our last connection to the natural world, but also a vital link to our own prehistoric roots, our history, and our culture. Framing his book with the story of the remarkable elk, whose mysterious wanderings seem to reclaim his ancestral plains, Manning traces the expansion of America into what was then viewed as the American desert and considers our attempts over the last two hundred years to control unpredictable land through plowing, grazing, and landscaping. He introduces botanists and biologists who are restoring native grasses, literally follows the first herd of buffalo restored to the wild prairie, and even visits Ted Turners progressive--and controversial--Montana ranch. In an exploration of the grasslands that is both sweeping and intimate, Manning shows us how we can successfully inhabit this and all landscapes. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140233889

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