Where The Sky Begins Land of the Tallgrass Prarie

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Recounts what the American prairie was like before the coming of the white settlers, depicts how it was changed by the first farmers, and looks at how the grasslands are used today

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Iowa native John Madson (1923–1995) wrote about the natural history and resource conservation of rivers, prairies, plains, and deserts. His work has been extensively published in periodicals such as Audubon, Smithsonian, and National Geographic, among many others. His books include Up on the River, Out Home, Stories from Under the Sky, and Tallgrass Prairie.

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"A midland bounty, eloquent and encyclopedic. A sourcebook, prime reading, easeful learning—and a lure." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A splendid new book . . . an enchanting travelogue through time as well as space." -- Chicago Sun Times

"Beautiful and moving, balancing a lyric line with dry Midwestern wit." -- Chicago Magazine

"John Madson has written a lovely little study of that vast area and its endless prairie." -- New York Times

"Madson is a prairie man . . . a true and instructive and entertaining grasslander." -- New Yorker

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