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American bison : a natural history

Author: Dale F Lott
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
Series: Organisms and environments, 6.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American bison takes us on a journey into the bison's past and shares a compelling vision for its future, offering along the way a valuable introduction to North American prairie ecology. Lott explores the social life and physiology of the bison, sharing stories about its impressive physical prowess and fascinating relationships. Describing the entire grassland community in which the bison live, he writes about the  Read more...
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Lott, Dale F.
American bison.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2002000243
(OCoLC)48803709
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dale F Lott
ISBN: 9780520930742 0520930746 1417522682 9781417522682 9780520233386 0520233387
OCLC Number: 55857672
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 229 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Relationships, relationships --
1. Bull to bull and cow to bull --
2. Cow to cow --
3. Cow to calf --
pt. 2. The machinery of a bison's life --
4. Bison athletics --
5. Digestion : grass to gas and chips --
6. Temperature control --
pt. 3. Whence they came forth, and how much they multiplied --
7. Ancestors and relatives --
8. How many : the bison population in primitive America --
pt. 4. The bison's neighborhood --
9. The central grassland : where buffalo roam when they're at home --
pt. 5. The bison's neighbors --
10. Wolves and bison : myths and realities --
11. Buffalo birds --
12. Diseases and parasites --
13. Pronghorn --
14. Prairie dogs --
15. Badgers --
16. Coyotes --
17. Grizzlies --
18. Ferrets --
pt. 6. Human and buffalo --
19. Close encounters of the buffalo kind --
20. To kill a bison --
21. Bison numbers before the great slaughter --
22. Where have all the bison gone --
23. Attitudes --
24. Conservation : then and now --
25. A Great Plains park.
Series Title: Organisms and environments, 6.
Responsibility: Dale F. Lott ; with a foreword by Harry W. Greene.
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This volume combines scientific information and one man's personal experience in an homage to one of the most magnificent animals to have roamed America's vast, vanished grasslands. It explores the  Read more...

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