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LAST STAND OF THE TALLGRASS PRAIRIE

Larrabee, Aimee, and John Altman

Published by Friedman / Fairfax Publishers, New York, 2001
ISBN 10: 1586631349 / ISBN 13: 9781586631345
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Title: LAST STAND OF THE TALLGRASS PRAIRIE

Publisher: Friedman / Fairfax Publishers, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: very good +

Edition: First edition.

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Foreword by Lyle Lovett. Oblong 4to. Mustard cloth with silver spine titles. Illustrated end papers. 144 pages, with Bibliography and Index. Illustrated with color and b/w photographic images. No names or marks. Illustrated dust-jacket (with price intact) has slight crimping along top of front panel and slight wear on corners, else Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 2281

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Synopsis: From the formation of this "sea of grass" to the settlers who worked the prairie, this history interweaves the natural and human elements that made the grasslands what they are today. Although this terrain has become our greatest hope for survival--miraculously absorbing and transforming pollution into food for the grasses and, eventually, for humans--no ecosystem faces more danger. What can we do to conserve this special landscape? Through copious illustrations and sidebars taken from diaries, letters, folk tales, music, poetry, recollections, interviews, and other writings, follow the relationship between Americans and the "fruited plains": the European immigrants who broke the land with the plow; the Indians who first inhabited the range; the cowboys and cowgirls who loved the open skies; and the lives of modern-day ranchers.

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