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Dust Bowl : the Southern Plains in The 1930s.

Author: Worster.; Donald Worster
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 25th edView all editions and formats
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Now, twenty-five years after Dust Bowl helped to define the new field of environmental history, Worster shares his more recent thoughts on the subject of the land and how humans interact with it. In a new afterword, he links the Dust Bowl to current political, economic and ecological issues--including the American livestock industry's exploitation of the Great Plains, and the on-going problem of desertification,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Worster.
Dust Bowl : The Southern Plains in The 1930s.
Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, ©2004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Worster.; Donald Worster
ISBN: 9780199758692 0199758697
OCLC Number: 1110485202
Description: 1 online resource (277 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Preface; Contents; Introduction; Part One A Darkling Plain; 1. The Black Blizzards Roll In; 2. If It Rains; 3. Okies and Exodusters; Part Two Prelude to Dust; 4. What Holds the Earth Together; 5. Sodbusting; Part Three Cimarron County, Oklahoma; 6. Frontier in Ruins; 7. When the Cattle Ate Tumbleweeds; 8. Hard Times in the Panhandle; Part Four Haskell County, Kansas; 9. Unsettled Ground; 10. The Wheat Farmer and the Welfare State; 11. A Sense of Place; Part Five A New Deal for the Land; 12. Facing up to Limits; 13. Learning from Nature 14. Make Two Blades of Grass GrowEpilogue: On a Thin Edge; Afterword; Notes; Index

Abstract:

Now, twenty-five years after Dust Bowl helped to define the new field of environmental history, Worster shares his more recent thoughts on the subject of the land and how humans interact with it. In a new afterword, he links the Dust Bowl to current political, economic and ecological issues--including the American livestock industry's exploitation of the Great Plains, and the on-going problem of desertification, which has now become a global phenomenon. He reflects on the state of the plains today and the threat of a new dustbowl.

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