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Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch

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For twenty years Dan OBrien struggled to make ends meet on his cattle ranch in South Dakota. But when a neighbor invited him to lend a hand at the annual buffalo roundup, OBrien was inspired to convert his own ranch, the Broken Heart, to buffalo. Starting with thirteen calves, “short-necked, golden balls of wool,” OBrien embarked on a journey that returned buffalo to his land for the first time in more than a century and a half.

Buffalo for the Broken Heart is at once a tender account of the buffaloes first seasons on the ranch and an engaging lesson in wildlife ecology. Whether hes describing the grazing pattern of the buffalo, the thrill of watching a falcon home in on its prey, or the comical spectacle of a buffalo bull wallowing in the mud, OBrien combines a novelists eye for detail with a naturalists understanding to create an enriching, entertaining narrative.

About the Author

Dan O'Brien, a writer and buffalo rancher, is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction about the West. He has worked as an endangered-species biologist and an English teacher. He lives in Whitewood, South Dakota.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375761393
Author:
O'Brien, Dan
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
O'Brien, Dan
Location:
New York
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Ranch life
Subject:
American bison
Subject:
Bison farming
Subject:
Bison farming - South Dakota -
Subject:
American bison - South Dakota -
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Subject:
south dakota;bison;ranching;ecology;memoir
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Random House trade paperback ed.
Series Volume:
2000/033
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.02x5.30x.60 in. .45 lbs.

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