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Playas of the Great Plains

Author: Loren M Smith
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003.
Series: Peter T. Flawn series in natural resource management and conservation, no. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers a survey of what is known about Great Plains playa ecology and conservation.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Loren M.
Playas of the Great Plains.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003
(OCoLC)625389630
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Loren M Smith
ISBN: 0292705344 9780292705340 0292701772 9780292701779
OCLC Number: 51607433
Awards: Winner of Wildlife Publications Award -- Outstanding Book Category, The Wildlife Society 2004 (United States)
Winner of Texas Tech University President's Book Award 2005 (United States)
Winner of Wildlife Publications Award 2004
Description: xvi, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Playas and their Environment --
Ch. 1. What Is a Playa? --
Ch. 2. Origin and Development --
Ecosystem Aspects --
Ch. 3. Flora --
Ch. 4. Fauna --
Ch. 5. Structure, Function, and Diversity --
Conservation Aspects --
Ch. 6. Historical, Cultural, and Current Societal Value of Playas --
Ch. 7. Threats to Proper Function of Playas --
Ch. 8. Conservation Past, Present, and Future.
Series Title: Peter T. Flawn series in natural resource management and conservation, no. 3.
Responsibility: Loren M. Smith.
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