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Miracle under the oaks : the revival of nature in America

Author: William K Stevens
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Steve Packard first saw the abandoned tract of land along the north branch of the Chicago River, it was choked by weedy brush and strewn with mattresses, car seats, and other debris of human civilization. Vestal Grove, once a thriving habitat with its tallgrass and ancient oaks, had been beaten down to the vanishing point. But Packard, a charismatic, modern-day Thoreau and a man with an extraordinary vision,  Read more...
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Stevens, William K. (William Kenneth), 1935-
Miracle under the oaks.
New York : Pocket Books, ©1995
(OCoLC)899691616
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William K Stevens
ISBN: 0671780425 9780671780425
OCLC Number: 31012087
Description: xii, 332 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Vestal Grove: Past and Present --
Grassroots Restoration: Beginnings --
Politics, Fire, and Buckthorn --
The Savanna Puzzle --
Prairie Phoenix --
Winter of Doubt, Glorious Spring --
A National Movement --
Restoration Smorgasbord --
Reembracing Nature --
Crisis, Resolution, and Expansion --
Provoking the Professors --
Nature Recovers (Fitfully) The Chicago Wilderness --
Vestal Grove: Present and Future.
Responsibility: William K. Stevens ; drawings by Patricia J. Wynne ; maps by Myra Klockenbrink.

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Recounts the efforts to restore the complex ecology of Vestal Grove in suburban Chicago, and looks at the growing nature conservation movement.  Read more...

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