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  • ISBN: 9781553658993 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 155365899X (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: electronic resource
    remote
    1 online resource (xi, 308 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.).
  • Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : David Suzuki Foundation : Greystone Books/Douglas & McIntyre Pub. Group ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed in the U.S. by Publishers Group West, c2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-293) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Where is Here? -- Digging into the past -- Geography of grass -- Secrets of the soil -- Home on the range -- Water of life -- Prairie woodlands -- Nature of farming -- Long-range forecast.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Prairies -- North America
Prairies -- Canada
Prairies -- Etats-Unis
Écologie des Prairies -- Canada
Écologie des prairies -- États-Unis
Genre/Form: Electronic books.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Stunningly presented illustrations capture the beautiful and haunting vistas of North America's central grasslands, as well as sidebars illuminating a wide variety of species, and other aspects of natural history and tales of successful conservation projects. Reprint.
  • Lightning Source, Inc. Ebooks
    Thorough, detailed, and scientifically up-to-date, Prairies: A Natural History provides a comprehensive nontechnical guide to the biology and ecology of the prairies, or the Great Plains grasslands of North America, offering a view of the past, a vision for the future, and a clear focus on the present. With a total area of more than 3.5 million square kilometers (500,000 in Canada and the remainder in the United States), the prairies occupy the heartland of the continent, a vast, windswept plain that flows from Alberta south to Texas and from the Rockies east to the Mississippi River. This is big sky country—the largest ecosystem in North America and, until recently, one of the richest and most magnificent natural grasslands in the world. Today, however, the North American prairies are among the most altered environments on Earth.
  • Perseus Publishing
    Thorough, detailed, and scientifically up-to-date, Prairies: A Natural History provides a comprehensive nontechnical guide to the biology and ecology of the prairies, or the Great Plains grasslands of North America, offering a view of the past, a vision for the future, and a clear focus on the present. With a total area of more than 3.5 million square kilometers (500,000 in Canada and the remainder in the United States), the prairies occupy the heartland of the continent, a vast, windswept plain that flows from Alberta south to Texas and from the Rockies east to the Mississippi River. This is big sky countrythe largest ecosystem in North America and, until recently, one of the richest and most magnificent natural grasslands in the world. Today, however, the North American prairies are among the most altered environments on Earth.

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