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

Manning, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0670853429 / ISBN 13: 9780670853427
Published by U.S.A.: Viking Adult, 1995
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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306 pg. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. An excellent study of the grasslands of the American prairie. First Edition. First Printing. Signed by Manning on title page. Price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1472327438123

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Title: Grassland: The History, Biology, Politics, ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Traces the past and future of the Western and Midwestern grasslands, tracking the first herd of buffalo restored to the land, the efforts of biologists to restore native grasses, and the history of human migration across the prairie. 10,000 first printing.

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In an exploration of the grasslands of North America that is both sweeping and intimate, Manning makes interesting connections between economics, botany, farming, and democracy. His discussion of the impact of romantic ideals of landscapes upon this biome is insightful, and his travels with botanists, biologists, buffalo and a visit to Ted Turner's ranch put faces and feet on the story. The message: by a careful reading of nature's design, we can more successfully inhabit this and all landscapes. Recommended.

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