skip to content
This river beneath the sky : a year on the Platte Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

This river beneath the sky : a year on the Platte

Author: Doreen Pfost
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Each spring, formations of sandhill cranes crisscross the skies along Nebraska's Platte River in one of the last great migratory spectacles on the North American continent. From across the globe, tens of thousands of visitors gather to witness a land transformed, 'wild with birds.' But the central Platte River system is witness to even more than this wondrous annual event. It is also an abiding source of natural,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pfost, Doreen.
This river beneath the sky
(DLC) 2015021583
(OCoLC)907659483
Named Person: Doreen Pfost; Doreen Pfost
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Doreen Pfost
ISBN: 9780803285347 0803285345
OCLC Number: 932202040
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Swept Up in a Wind-Borne River : March and Early April --
2. Regarding the Aftermath : Late April --
3. Trails and Consequences : May --
4. Rooted in Sand : June --
5. Of Legendary Worth : July --
6. River Walkers : August and September --
7. Flickering Light on the Flyway : October and Early November --
8. Outside Home : Late November --
9. This Living Planet : December --
10. Teaching Ourselves to See : January --
11. Wonders Close to Home : February --
12. Swept Up, Still and Again : March.
Responsibility: Doreen Pfost.

Abstract:

Blends memoir and nature writing, tracking the Platte River valley for one calendar year, ushering readers through its diverse and changing landscape and the plants, animals, and humans that call the  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Doreen Pfost's personal homage to Nebraska's Platte River is a powerful collection of twelve essays encompassing a year, bounded by its spring crane migration. They reveal a Willa Cather-like Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/932202040> # This river beneath the sky : a year on the Platte
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "932202040" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nbu> ;
    rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: sgp" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_essays> ; # NATURE / Essays
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/landscapes> ; # Landscapes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/history_united_states_state_&_local_midwest_ia_il_in_ks_mi_mn_mo_nd_ne_oh_sd_wi> ; # HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_effect_of_human_beings_on> ; # Nature--Effect of human beings on
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_conservation_nebraska_platte_river_valley> ; # Nature conservation--Nebraska--Platte River Valley
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/landscapes_nebraska_platte_river_valley> ; # Landscapes--Nebraska--Platte River Valley
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_reference> ; # NATURE / Reference
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/travel> ; # Travel
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_ecosystems_&_habitats_rivers> ; # NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Rivers
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_conservation> ; # Nature conservation
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_writers> ; # Nature writers
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Place/platte_river_valley_neb> ; # Platte River Valley (Neb.)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_animals_birds> ; # NATURE / Animals / Birds
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_observation> ; # Nature observation
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Place/nebraska_platte_river_valley> ; # Nebraska--Platte River Valley.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/natural_history> ; # Natural history
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_observation_nebraska_platte_river_valley> ; # Nature observation--Nebraska--Platte River Valley
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/natural_history_nebraska_platte_river_valley> ; # Natural history--Nebraska--Platte River Valley
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/ecology> ; # Ecology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_writers_nebraska_platte_river_valley> ; # Nature writers--Nebraska--Platte River Valley
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_effect_of_human_beings_on_nebraska_platte_river_valley> ; # Nature--Effect of human beings on--Nebraska--Platte River Valley
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/508.782/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/travel_special_interest_ecotourism> ; # TRAVEL / Special Interest / Ecotourism
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Person/pfost_doreen> ; # Doreen Pfost
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Person/pfost_doreen> ; # Doreen Pfost
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2016" ;
    schema:description "1. Swept Up in a Wind-Borne River : March and Early April -- 2. Regarding the Aftermath : Late April -- 3. Trails and Consequences : May -- 4. Rooted in Sand : June -- 5. Of Legendary Worth : July -- 6. River Walkers : August and September -- 7. Flickering Light on the Flyway : October and Early November -- 8. Outside Home : Late November -- 9. This Living Planet : December -- 10. Teaching Ourselves to See : January -- 11. Wonders Close to Home : February -- 12. Swept Up, Still and Again : March."@en ;
    schema:description ""Each spring, formations of sandhill cranes crisscross the skies along Nebraska's Platte River in one of the last great migratory spectacles on the North American continent. From across the globe, tens of thousands of visitors gather to witness a land transformed, 'wild with birds.' But the central Platte River system is witness to even more than this wondrous annual event. It is also an abiding source of natural, agricultural, and economic life in three states as an icon of western history and as a place of wonder. In This River Beneath the Sky, Doreen Pfost seamlessly blends memoir and nature writing, tracking the Platte River valley for one calendar year, ushering readers through its diverse and changing landscape and the plants, animals, and humans that call the ecosystem home. From serving as a tour guide for visitors who come to see the sandhill crane migration to monitoring the population count on a bluebird trail, from exploring the human settlements surrounding the Platte River to wading the river with biologists, Pfost immerses herself in the rhythm and life of the area. Along with Pfost's personal experiences of the river, she explores the river's history, the land- and water-use choices that were made decades ago and their repercussions that must now be mitigated if cranes--and other species--are to survive and flourish, and the legislative and scientific efforts to preserve the diverse species and their essential habitat"--"@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2835982362> ;
    schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/907659483> ;
    schema:name "This river beneath the sky : a year on the Platte"@en ;
    schema:productID "932202040" ;
    schema:url <http://ezproxy.viu.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1109422> ;
    schema:url <http://dproxy.library.dc-uoit.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=e000xna&AN=1109422> ;
    schema:url <http://0-search.ebscohost.com.librarycatalog.vts.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1109422> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1109422> ;
    schema:url <https://nl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1109422> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780803285347> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/932202040> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dproxy.library.dc-uoit.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=e000xna&AN=1109422>
    rdfs:comment "eBook available for Durham College via EBSCOhost. Click link to access" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Person/pfost_doreen> # Doreen Pfost
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Pfost" ;
    schema:givenName "Doreen" ;
    schema:name "Doreen Pfost" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Place/nebraska_platte_river_valley> # Nebraska--Platte River Valley.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Nebraska--Platte River Valley." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Place/platte_river_valley_neb> # Platte River Valley (Neb.)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Platte River Valley (Neb.)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/history_united_states_state_&_local_midwest_ia_il_in_ks_mi_mn_mo_nd_ne_oh_sd_wi> # HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/landscapes_nebraska_platte_river_valley> # Landscapes--Nebraska--Platte River Valley
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Landscapes--Nebraska--Platte River Valley"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/natural_history_nebraska_platte_river_valley> # Natural history--Nebraska--Platte River Valley
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Natural history--Nebraska--Platte River Valley"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_animals_birds> # NATURE / Animals / Birds
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "NATURE / Animals / Birds"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_conservation> # Nature conservation
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Nature conservation"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_conservation_nebraska_platte_river_valley> # Nature conservation--Nebraska--Platte River Valley
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Nature conservation--Nebraska--Platte River Valley"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_ecosystems_&_habitats_rivers> # NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Rivers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Rivers"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_effect_of_human_beings_on> # Nature--Effect of human beings on
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Nature--Effect of human beings on"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_effect_of_human_beings_on_nebraska_platte_river_valley> # Nature--Effect of human beings on--Nebraska--Platte River Valley
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Nature--Effect of human beings on--Nebraska--Platte River Valley"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_observation> # Nature observation
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Nature observation"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_observation_nebraska_platte_river_valley> # Nature observation--Nebraska--Platte River Valley
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Nature observation--Nebraska--Platte River Valley"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_reference> # NATURE / Reference
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "NATURE / Reference"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/nature_writers_nebraska_platte_river_valley> # Nature writers--Nebraska--Platte River Valley
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Nature writers--Nebraska--Platte River Valley"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2835982362#Topic/travel_special_interest_ecotourism> # TRAVEL / Special Interest / Ecotourism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "TRAVEL / Special Interest / Ecotourism"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780803285347>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0803285345" ;
    schema:isbn "9780803285347" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/907659483>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "This river beneath the sky" ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/932202040> ; # This river beneath the sky : a year on the Platte
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.