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The National Grasslands: A Guide to America's Undiscovered Treasures

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“Francis Moul has written a book that has been needed for a long time. The history of the national grasslands and their ecological and economic importance should be common knowledge for all Americans. These landscapes are truly national treasures and so is this book.”—Dan O’Brien, author of Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch and owner of the Wild Idea Buffalo Company

“This is a smart, comprehensive, and insightful body of work that brings to life the complex history, ecology, and politics of our nation's grassland treasures and sets the stage for the myriad challenges they face in the twenty-first century.”—Michael Forsberg, photographer and author of On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America

“Like the grasslands themselves, The National Grasslands covers lots of territory. It is a broad, sweeping tale of time and place. In Renaissance style, Moul integrates into his account biology, history, politics, conservation studies, geology, and agriculture. And, somehow, he manages to write in a way that is both scholarly and lyrical. Moul is a great advocate and cheerleader for the grasslands.”—Mary Pipher, author of Writing to Change the World

The four million windswept acres of wildflowers and grass in the twenty national grasslands in the United States are scattered across a region extending from the Pacific Ocean to the eastern edge of North Dakota. Although all were once seas of grass teeming with wildlife, they now exhibit striking differences, and range from a small lake recreation area in Texas to the enormous Little Missouri National Grasslands in North Dakota.

An essential guide to the American grasslands and the Grasslands National Park of Canada, The National Grasslands presents a history of the region, that traces the establishment of the national grasslands as an important part of the New Deal’s social revolution. The guide also provides a concise summary of the debates surrounding preservation and use, with special focus on the Buffalo Commons controversy. Each national grassland receives individual attention, including overviews of flora and fauna, clear descriptions of terrain and noteworthy natural features, and vital information on grasslands’ history, visitor centers, and ranger stations. All the articles in this first full-length book on the history of the national grasslands are richly illustrated with maps and exquisite photographs by the noted Great Plains photographer Georg Joutras.

Francis Moul is an environmental historian and retired newspaper publisher living in Lincoln, Nebraska. Georg Joutras is a professional wildlife and landscape photographer who lives in Lincoln. He is the author of Along the Edge of Daylight: Photographic Travels from Nebraska and the Great Plains (Nebraska 2005).

Synopsis:

The four million windswept acres of wildflowers and grass in the twenty national grasslands in the United States are scattered across a region extending from the Pacific Ocean to the eastern edge of North Dakota. Although all were once seas of grass teeming with wildlife, they now exhibit striking differences, and range from a small lake recreation area in Texas to the enormous Little Missouri National Grasslands in North Dakota.

An essential guide to the American grasslands and the Grasslands National Park of Canada, The National Grasslands presents a history of the region, that traces the establishment of the national grasslands as an important part of the New Deals social revolution. The guide also provides a concise summary of the debates surrounding preservation and use, with special focus on the Buffalo Commons controversy. Each national grassland receives individual attention, including overviews of flora and fauna, clear descriptions of terrain and noteworthy natural features, and vital information on grasslands history, visitor centers, and ranger stations. All the articles in this first full-length book on the history of the national grasslands are richly illustrated with maps and exquisite photographs by the noted Great Plains photographer Georg Joutras.

Synopsis:

An essential guide to all twenty National Grasslands in the United States, plus Grasslands National Park in Canada.

About the Author

Francis Moul is an environmental historian and retired newspaper publisher living in Lincoln, Nebraska. Georg Joutras is a professional wildlife and landscape photographer who lives in Lincoln. He is the author of Along the Edge of Daylight: Photographic Travels from Nebraska and the Great Plains (Nebraska 2005).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803283206
Subtitle:
A Guide to America's Undiscovered Treasures
Publisher:
Bison Books
Photographer:
Joutras, Georg
Author:
Moul, Francis
Author:
Francis, Moul
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Prairies
Subject:
Prairie ecology
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Grasslands -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Prairies -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 color photographs, 23 maps
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
9 x 8 in 0.85 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Grasses and Weeds
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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Product details 204 pages Bison Books - English 9780803283206 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The four million windswept acres of wildflowers and grass in the twenty national grasslands in the United States are scattered across a region extending from the Pacific Ocean to the eastern edge of North Dakota. Although all were once seas of grass teeming with wildlife, they now exhibit striking differences, and range from a small lake recreation area in Texas to the enormous Little Missouri National Grasslands in North Dakota.

An essential guide to the American grasslands and the Grasslands National Park of Canada, The National Grasslands presents a history of the region, that traces the establishment of the national grasslands as an important part of the New Deals social revolution. The guide also provides a concise summary of the debates surrounding preservation and use, with special focus on the Buffalo Commons controversy. Each national grassland receives individual attention, including overviews of flora and fauna, clear descriptions of terrain and noteworthy natural features, and vital information on grasslands history, visitor centers, and ranger stations. All the articles in this first full-length book on the history of the national grasslands are richly illustrated with maps and exquisite photographs by the noted Great Plains photographer Georg Joutras.

"Synopsis" by , An essential guide to all twenty National Grasslands in the United States, plus Grasslands National Park in Canada.

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