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Great Plains : America's lingering wild

Author: Michael Forsberg
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Great Plains were once among the greatest grasslands on the planet. But as the United States and Canada grew westward, the Plains were plowed up, fenced in, overgrazed, and otherwise degraded. Today, this fragmented landscape is the most endangered and least protected ecosystem in North America. But all is not lost on the prairie. Through lyrical photographs, essays, historical images, and maps, this beautifully  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Forsberg
ISBN: 9780226257259 0226257258
OCLC Number: 318428398
Description: 260 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 x 31 cm
Contents: Foreword / Ted Kooser --
Chasing ghosts / Michael Forsberg --
Me and Mike / Dan O'Brien --
Settling an unsettled land: introduction --
Ocean of grass: The northern plains --
Life among potholes --
Water --
Field journal: Black-footed ferrets --
Wind --
Next year country: The southern plains --
Field journal: Blue creek --
Lion --
The ocean below the grass --
Field journal: Lesser prairie-chickens --
Tallgrass remains: Tallgrass prairies --
Field journal: Illinois creek --
Buffalo in the tallgrass --
Cemetery --
Inheriting the land --
Photographer's notes.
Responsibility: Michael Forsberg ; foreword Ted Kooser ; chapter introductions David Wishart ; essays Dan O'Brien ; field journals Michael Forsberg.

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The Great Plains were once among the greatest grasslands on the planet. But as the United States and Canada grew westward, the Plains were plowed up, fenced in, overgrazed, and otherwise degraded.  Read more...

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"The Great Plains of America are not for sissies, but those who respond to their haunting beauty will not be driven off. The photographer Michael Forsberg and three of his writing friends show why. Read more...

 
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