Title: Grassland: The History, Biology, Politics, ...
Publisher: U.S.A.: Viking Adult
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
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
Synopsis: 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.
Review: 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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