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Prairie Thunder The Nature of Colorado's Great Plains.

Showalter, Dave. with Richard Manning

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ISBN 10: 1888845767 / ISBN 13: 9781888845761
Published by Skyline Press, 2007
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: Prairie Thunder The Nature of Colorado's ...

Publisher: Skyline Press

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Prairie Thunder takes viewers on an exciting visual journey across the eastern plains of Colorado. Most people associate Colorado's scenic wonders with its mountains, but where the Rockies give way to the grand sweep of America's Great Plains, there is a whole other landscape to discover and enjoy. Author and photographer Dave Showalter shares this incredibly diverse ecosystem through a stunning collection of photographs depicting its seasonal nuances. At the heart of the book is Dave's work at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge on the outskirts of Denver. Once home to chemical weapons factories, the refuge has been restored to a natural oasis, where bald eagles roam the skies and genetically pure bison have been returned to these lands for the first time in over 100 years. Dave details the conservation challenges of the Colorado prairie as well, describing what needs to be done, as well as the successful partnerships built by environmentalists and ranchers that have helped to preserve grand swaths of land from development. Prairie Thunder also includes a foreword by Richard Manning, foremost author on the world's grasslands. Richard weaves the tale of finding a fawn hidden in native grasses in his front yard with the story of how vital grasslands are to the health of the environment. Prairie Thunder has also been endorsed by Audubon Colorado, and is printed on high-quality recycled paper.

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Dave Showalter has a lifelong interest in natural history, and has been photographing in Colorado and the west since the early-'90s. Dave's work has appeared in numerous publications, including Outside, Outdoor Photographer, Backpacker, Nature Photographer, Crested Butte Magazine and the Colorado Mountain Club's Colorado Fourteeners scenic calendar. He is also a contributing photographer to Skyline Press' award-winning book, 14,000 Feet - A Celebration of Colorado's Highest Mountains. Dave is the photographer for the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and is a member of the North American Nature Photographers Association and numerous conservation groups. Dave and his wife Marla live in Arvada, Colorado, with their adopted yellow lab, Abby. Prairie Thunder is Dave's first book. Richard Manning is one of the world's foremost environmental authors, a journalist and author of eight books, including Grassland and Against the Grain. In the foreword to Prairie Thunder, Richard places Colorado's prairie in a global context with the great temperate grasslands of the world.

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