A Naturalist’s Guide to the Great Plains


Author: Paul A. Johnsgard
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1609621263
Category:
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Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains

Second Edition
Author: Jon Farrar
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 160938072X
Category: Nature
Page: 266
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From the mixed-grass prairies of the Panhandle in the west, to the Sandhills prairie and mixed-grass prairies in central Nebraska, to the tallgrass prairies in the east, the state is home to hundreds of wildflower species, yet the primary guide to these flowers has been out of print for almost two decades. Now back in a second edition with updated nomenclature, refined plant descriptions, better photographs where improvements were called for, and a new design, Jon Farrar’s Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains, originally published by NEBRASKAland magazine and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is a visual treat and educational guide to some of the region’s showiest and most interesting wildflowers. Organizing species by color, Farrar provides scientific, common, and family names; time of flowering; distribution both for Nebraska specifically and for the Great Plains in general; and preferred habitat including soil type and plant community from roadsides to woodlands to grasslands. Descriptions of each species are succinct and accessible; Farrar packs a surprising amount of information into a compact space. For many species, he includes intriguing notes about edibility, medicinal uses by Native Americans and early pioneers, similar species and varieties, hybridization, and changes in status as plants become uncommon or endangered. Superb color photographs allow each of the 274 wildflowers to be easily identified and pen-and-ink illustrations provide additional details for many species. It is a joy to have this new edition riding along on car seats and in backpacks helping naturalists at all levels of expertise explore prairies, woodlands, and wetlands in search of those ever-changing splashes of color we call wildflowers.

Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains

A Natural History
Author: N.A
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803276185
Category: History
Page: 143
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A beautifully rendered reference guide to the Great Plains portion of the famous expedition through the American West highlights the explorer's remarkable encounters with previously undocumented flora and fauna as they moved through the Plains region. Original. (Biology & Natural History)

Great Wildlife of the Great Plains


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 309
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Provides an overview of 121 birds, mammals, and reptiles native to the Great Plains, organized by habitat with information on each animal's behavior and ecology.

Across Mongolian Plains

A Naturalist's Account of China's "great Northwest,"
Author: Roy Chapman Andrews
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Asiatic Zoölogical Expedition
Page: 276
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A popular narrative of the second Asiatic expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, 1918-1919.

America's Natural Places: Rocky Mountains and Great Plains


Author: Kelly Enright
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313353158
Category: Nature
Page: 172
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From Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas, this volume provides a snapshot of the most spectacular and important natural places in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. • Illustrations depict 50 of the most treasured landscapes in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains

The Guide to Colorado Mammals


Author: Mary Taylor Young
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
ISBN: 9781555915834
Category: Nature
Page: 275
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Outdoor enthusiasts and armchair naturalists will be delighted with the photos and readable text about Colorado's mammals.

Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative
Author: Robert Burgin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 161069385X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 572
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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

American Serengeti

The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains
Author: Dan Flores
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780700624669
Category:
Page: 222
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America’s Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa. Pronghorn antelope, gray wolves, bison, coyotes, wild horses, and grizzly bears: less than two hundred years ago these creatures existed in such abundance that John James Audubon was moved to write, “it is impossible to describe or even conceive the vast multitudes of these animals.” In a work that is at once a lyrical evocation of that lost splendor and a detailed natural history of these charismatic species of the historic Great Plains, veteran naturalist and outdoorsman Dan Flores draws a vivid portrait of each of these animals in their glory—and tells the harrowing story of what happened to them at the hands of market hunters and ranchers and ultimately a federal killing program in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Great Plains with its wildlife intact dazzled Americans and Europeans alike, prompting numerous literary tributes. American Serengeti takes its place alongside these celebratory works, showing us the grazers and predators of the plains against the vast opalescent distances, the blue mountains shimmering on the horizon, the great rippling tracts of yellowed grasslands. Far from the empty “flyover country” of recent times, this landscape is alive with a complex ecology at least 20,000 years old—a continental patrimony whose wonders may not be entirely lost, as recent efforts hold out hope of partial restoration of these historic species. Written by an author who has done breakthrough work on the histories of several of these animals—including bison, wild horses, and coyotes—American Serengeti is as rigorous in its research as it is intimate in its sense of wonder—the most deeply informed, closely observed view we have of the Great Plains’ wild heritage.

Buffalo for the Broken Heart

Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch
Author: Dan O'Brien
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307430731
Category: Nature
Page: 272
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For twenty years Dan O’Brien struggled to make ends meet on his cattle ranch in South Dakota. But when a neighbor invited him to lend a hand at the annual buffalo roundup, O’Brien was inspired to convert his own ranch, the Broken Heart, to buffalo. Starting with thirteen calves, “short-necked, golden balls of wool,” O’Brien embarked on a journey that returned buffalo to his land for the first time in more than a century and a half. Buffalo for the Broken Heart is at once a tender account of the buffaloes’ first seasons on the ranch and an engaging lesson in wildlife ecology. Whether he’s describing the grazing pattern of the buffalo, the thrill of watching a falcon home in on its prey, or the comical spectacle of a buffalo bull wallowing in the mud, O’Brien combines a novelist’s eye for detail with a naturalist’s understanding to create an enriching, entertaining narrative. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mountains and Plains

The Ecology of Wyoming Landscapes
Author: Dennis H. Knight,George P. Jones,William A. Reiners,William H. Romme
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300185928
Category: Nature
Page: 404
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Many changessome discouraging, others hopefulhave occurred in the Rocky Mountain region since the first edition of this widely acclaimed book was published. Wildlife habitat has become more fragmented, once-abundant sage grouse are now scarce, and forest fires occur more frequently. At the same time, wolves have been successfully reintroduced, and new approaches to conservation have been adopted. For this updated and expanded Second Edition, the authors provide a highly readable synthesis of research undertaken in the past two decades and address two important questions: How can ecosystems be used so that future generations benefit from them as we have? How can we anticipate and adapt to climate changes while conserving biological diversity?

Land of Grass and Sky

A Naturalist's Prairie Journey
Author: Mary Taylor Young
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781565794313
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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Field Guide to the Common Grasses of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska


Author: Iralee Barnard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780700619450
Category: Nature
Page: 246
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Profusely illustrated with 415 color photographs, line drawings, and distribution maps, this practical guide describes 70 of the most common central North American grasses within the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska.

620 Wild Plants of North America

Fully Illustrated
Author: Tom Reaume
Publisher: University of Regina Press
ISBN: 9780889772144
Category: Nature
Page: 784
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620 Wild Plants of North America describes, in beautiful detail, the characteristic features of 89 families of vascular plants--including trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, grasses, sedges, horsetails, and club-mosses--using labeled ink drawings, text and range maps.

Hunting and Trading on the Great Plains, 1859-1875


Author: James Richard Mead
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hunting
Page: 276
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James R. Mead, explorer, naturalist, and plainsman, came to Kansas Territory in 1859. He hunted buffalo, built trading posts in Towanda, on the Ninnescah River near Clearwater, and came to Wichita in 1870. He was responsible for bringing the cattle drives to Wichita, and was a good friend of Jesse Chisholm, Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill Mathewson, and Chief Satanta. Mead was a state senator and president of the Kansas State Historical Society. His writings encompass the territorial days through the march of civilization, and give a firsthand account of buffalo, Native Americans, and the honor of the early settlers.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day


Author: Gary E. Moulton
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496205294
Category: History
Page: 832
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In May 1804, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their Corps of Discovery set out on a journey of a lifetime to explore and interpret the American West. The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day follows this exploration with a daily narrative of their journey, from its starting point in Illinois in 1804 to its successful return to St. Louis in September 1806. This accessible chronicle, presented by Lewis and Clark historian Gary E. Moulton, depicts each riveting day of the Corps of Discovery's journey. Drawn from the journals of the two captains and four enlisted men, this volume recounts personal stories, scientific pursuits, and geographic challenges, along with vivid descriptions of encounters with Native peoples and unknown lands and discoveries of new species of flora and fauna. This modern reference brings the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition to life in a new way, from the first hoisting of the sail to the final celebratory dinner.

Edible wild plants of the prairie

an ethnobotanical guide
Author: Kelly Kindscher
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 276
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A Nature Guide to Ontario


Author: Winifred Cairns Wake,Federation of Ontario Naturalists
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802027559
Category: Nature
Page: 469
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Showcases over 600 sites easily accessible by the amateur naturalist. Chapters describe how to get the most out of a nature trip, and provide overviews of Ontario's natural history and rich plant and animal life.

Great Plains Bison


Author: Dan O'Brien
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496203046
Category: History
Page: 150
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A Project of the Center for Great Plains Studies and the School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska Great Plains Bison traces the history and ecology of this American symbol from the origins of the great herds that once dominated the prairie to its near extinction in the late nineteenth century and the subsequent efforts to restore the bison population. A longtime wildlife biologist and one of the most powerful literary voices on the Great Plains, Dan O’Brien has managed his own ethically run buffalo ranch since 1997. Drawing on both extensive research and decades of personal experience, he details not only the natural history of the bison but also its prominent symbolism in Native American culture and its rise as an icon of the Great Plains. Great Plains Bison is a tribute to the bison’s essential place at the heart of the North American prairie and its ability to inspire naturalists and wildlife advocates in the fight to preserve American biodiversity.

The American Outdoors

Management for Beauty and Use
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Forest reserves
Page: 76
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