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16%OFFMichael Forsberg - Great Plains - 9780226257259 - V9780226257259
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Great Plains

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Description for Great Plains Hardcover. The Great Plains were once among the greatest grasslands on the planet. But as the United States and Canada grew westward, the Plains were plowed up, fenced in, overgrazed, and otherwise degraded. Through lyrical photographs, essays, historical images, and maps, this book discusses this part of the planet. Num Pages: 256 pages, 150 colour plates. BIC Classification: 1KBBW; AJC; WN; WTM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 279 x 305 x 25. Weight in Grams: 2123.
The Great Plains were once among the greatest grasslands on the planet. But as the United States and Canada grew westward, the Plains were plowed up, fenced in, overgrazed, and otherwise degraded. Today, this fragmented landscape is the most endangered and least protected ecosystem in North America. But all is not lost on the prairie. Through lyrical photographs, essays, historical images, and maps, this beautifully illustrated book gets beneath the surface of the Plains, revealing the lingering wild that still survives and whose diverse natural communities, native creatures, migratory traditions, and natural systems together create one vast and extraordinary whole. ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
256
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2009
Condition
New
Weight
2123g
Number of Pages
256
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226257259
SKU
V9780226257259
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About Michael Forsberg
Michael Forsberg is a Nebraska native and a professional photographer whose images have appeared in publications including Audubon, National Geographic, Natural History, National Wildlife, and in books published by National Geographic and the Smithsonian. He is also the author of On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America.

Reviews for Great Plains
The Great Plains of America are not for sissies, but those who respond to their haunting beauty will not be driven off. The photographer Michael Forsberg and three of his writing friends show why. Forsberg has spent a long time looking at the Great Plains and now he has shared what he saw. - Larry McMurtry The prairie ... Read more

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