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North American Prairie (Peterson Field Guide Series)by Peterson Field Guide
"This book, replete with evocative photographs and informative maps, is a detailed and exceptionally well written guide to the wildlife, topography, and natural and human history of the Great Plains — an area that was once a sea of grass stretching from Ohio to Montana and from Texas to Alberta.... It's a worthy addition to its publisher's list, which contains the most important collection of books on western and American Indian history." Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic Monthly Review)
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Organized by state, this guide describes 48 prairie preserves in the U.S. and Canada, and profiles 120 other sites for observing wildlife, hiking, and camping in a grassland. Color photographs display local animals and flowers in addition to the prairie landscapes. The opening chapters review the ecological history of the prairie region, animal population trends, and the impact of both Indian tribes and European settlers.
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The North American prairie extends across eighteen states and provinces in the heartland of the United States and Canada, and many prairie preserves are within easy driving distance of large cities. This new field guide provides detailed profiles of 48 major North American prairie preserves and capsule descriptions of 120 smaller preserves. Each preserve profile includes practical information on what times of year to visit, how to get there, where to go hiking and camping--and even boating. Each profile also covers weather conditions and wildlife of special interest, in addition to the flora, fauna, and natural history of the preserve. More than 250 stunning color photos illustrate everything from scarab dung beetles and orchids to bison wallows and hailstorms.
About the Author
'RUTH CAROL CUSHMAN and STEPHEN R. JONES have coauthored several books, including one on prairies and two nature almanacs. Jones, a teacher and environmental consultant, has been recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as one of ten \"volunteers who make a difference.\"Cushman, a retired reference librarian, is an avid camper and hiker who has written widely for outdoor magazines.STEPHEN R. JONES and RUTH CAROL CUSHMAN have coauthored several books, including one on prairies and two nature almanacs. Jones, a teacher and environmental consultant, has been recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as one of ten \"volunteers who make a difference.\"Cushman, a retired reference librarian, is an avid camper and hiker who has written widely for outdoor magazines.'
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