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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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The Prairie Builders: Reconstructing America's Lost Grasslands (Scientists in the Field)

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Barely a century ago a vast tallgrass prairie covered Americas heartland. Bison, elk, coyotes, and bear roamed this wilderness. Hundreds of species of prairie plants supported an explosion of birds and insects, including hundreds of kinds of butterflies. By the early part of the twentieth century, however, the tallgrass prairie was gone, its rich soils converted to farms to feed a growing world population.

Here, author Sneed B. Collard III tells the remarkable story of an effort to bring back part of the native tallgrass prairie. By following scientists who are working on the 8,000-acre Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa, readers will learn where the vision for a new prairie came from and how a dedicated group of scientists and volunteers is working to turn this vision into reality, from locating seeds of native prairie plants to using fire to drive out weeds to “bringing home” bison, elk, and one of the prairies most spectacular butterflies, the Regal Fritillary.

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Sneed B. Collard III profiles Pauline Drobney and her crew as they struggle to rebuild a tallgrass prairie in central Iowa. From setting fires to rejuvenate the landscape, to searching for native seeds, to tracking down the elusive Regal Fritillary with Dr. Diane Debinsky, the story of rebuilding and regenerating the prairie landscape is a compelling and inspiring one.

About the Author

Sneed B. Collard III has written more than fifty books for young people. To research and photograph The Prairie Builders, he spent two weeks in Iowa, interviewing scientists and accompanying them into the field. Sneed lives in Missoula, Montana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618396870
Author:
Collard, Sneed B
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Author:
Collard III, Sneed B.
Author:
Sneed B. Collard III
Author:
Collard, Sneed B., III
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Native plants for cultivation
Subject:
Prairie plants
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Scientists in the Field Series
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrated with full-color photographs
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 11 x 0.25 in 1.46 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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Sneed B. Collard III profiles Pauline Drobney and her crew as they struggle to rebuild a tallgrass prairie in central Iowa. From setting fires to rejuvenate the landscape, to searching for native seeds, to tracking down the elusive Regal Fritillary with Dr. Diane Debinsky, the story of rebuilding and regenerating the prairie landscape is a compelling and inspiring one.
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