The Prairie

A Tale
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 443
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Recovering the Prairie


Author: Robert F. Sayre
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299164607
Category: Nature
Page: 225
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Americans in ever increasing numbers are rediscovering the prairie. This vast inland sea of grasses, buried for a hundred years beneath farms, cities, and suburbs, has endured not only in physical remnants but also in the memories of its settlers and their descendants, the books of prairie authors, and the work of prairie artists. As restoration ecologists and amateur prairie preservationists recover the land, this book recovers the prairie of the American imagination--past, present, and future. Beautifully illustrated with the work of sixteen contemporary prairie artists, Recovering the Prairie celebrates and examines the perspectives of artists, writers, native peoples, ecologists, and landscape architects--Willa Cather, Aldo Leopold, Jens Jensen, Alexander Gardner, and many others--who recognized the unique beauty of the prairie. And, this volume brings together people from many fields to consider the connections between aesthetics and economics, landscape and culture, politics and ethics, as illustrated by the prairie in American civilization. Contributors and artists include: Robert Adams Lee Allen Roger Brown James D. Butler Pauline Drobney Fred Easker Terry Evans Ed Folsom Lance M. Foster Harold L. Gregor Robert E. Grese Walter Hatke Harold D. Holoun Stan Hurd Gary Irving Wes Jackson Keith Jacobshagen Joni L. Kinsey Stuart Klipper Aldo Leopold Tom Lutz Curt Meine Genie H. Patrick David Plowden Rebecca Roberts Robert F. Sayre Jane E. Simonson Shelton Stromquist James R. Winn

The Prairie and Overland Traveller

A Companion for Emigrants, Traders, Travellers, Hunters, and Soldiers Traversing Great Plains and Prairies
Author: Randolph Barnes Marcy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
Page: 230
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Prairie

A Natural History
Author: Candace Savage
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
ISBN: 1553655885
Category: Nature
Page: 305
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Told in the author's distinctively enchanting style, this bestselling guide to one of the largest ecosystems in North America is now updated. Authoritative, detailed, and scientifically up-to-date, Prairie: A Natural History provides a comprehensive, non-technical guide to the biology and ecology of the prairies, the Great Plains grasslands of North America. This edition has been updated to include a new preface, new information about declining bird species, enhanced protection of bison, the effect of industrialization on the prairies, and the effect of the increase in coyote numbers on red foxes and swift foxes. Extending from Alberta south to the Mississippi River, the prairies are among the largest ecosystems in North America. Until recently, they were also one of the richest and most magnificent natural grasslands in the world. Today they are among the most altered environments on Earth. Illustrated with spectacular full-colour photographs and elegant black-and-white line drawings, this authoritative reference and easy-to-read guide is a must for anyone who wants to know more about the dazzling natural variety of the prairies. Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

Disarming the Prairie


Author: Terry Evans
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801859359
Category: Nature
Page: 73
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This collection of haunting and hopeful images shows the transformation of a former military base into a unique nature preserve. 53 photos, 50 in color. 2 color maps.

Addie Across the Prairie


Author: Laurie Lawlor,Gail Owens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671701479
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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Unhappy to leave her home and friends, Addie reluctantly accompanies her family to the Dakota Territory and slowly begins to adjust to life on the prairie.

Der Prairie-Vogel

Scenen aus den Wildnissen des westlichen Nordamerika
Author: Charles Augustus Murray
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 294
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Of Prairie, Woods, & Water

Two Centuries of Chicago Nature Writing (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Joel Greenberg
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459606159
Category:
Page: 742
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In the literary imagination, Chicago evokes images of industry and unbridled urban growth. But the tallgrass prairie and deep forests that once made up Chicago's landscape also inspired musings from residents and visitors alike. In Of Prairie, Woods, and Water, naturalist Joel Greenberg gathers these unique voices from the land to present an unexpected portrait of Chicago in this often charming, sometimes heart-wrenching anthology of nature writing. These writings tell the tale of a land in transition - one with abundant, unique, and incredibly lush flora and fauna, a natural history quite elusive today. Drawing on archives he uncovered while writing his acclaimed A Natural History of the Chicago Region, Greenberg hand-selected these first-person narratives, all written between 1721 and 1959. Not every author is familiar, but every contribution is distinctive. From a pioneer's hilarious notes on life in the Kankakee marsh to Theodore Drieser's poignant plea for conservation of the Tippecanoe River to infamous murderer Nathan Leopold's charming description of a pet robin he kept in prison, the sources included are as diverse as the nature they describe. The excerpts conclude with insightful biographical essays and traverse a wide area of greater Chicago land, from the Illinois River to southwest Michigan, from southern Wisconsin to the Limber lost swamp of northeastern Indiana. A fascinating record of Chicago's changing environmental history, Of Prairie, Woods, and Water captures the natural world in a way that will inspire its continued conservation.

Prairie

photographs
Author: Robert Adams,Denver Art Museum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 44
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Die Jäger der Prairie, oder, "Der Falke"

eine Indianische Erzählung
Author: John Treat Irving
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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In der Prairie verlassen


Author: Bret Harte
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9925076102
Category: Fiction
Page: 108
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Reproduktion des Originals.

The Prairie


Author: Charles Rotter
Publisher: Child's World
ISBN: 9780886825980
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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An introductory book on grasslands, with emphasis on the North American prairie, and including information on vegetation, animal life, human impact, and need for preservation.

Ali

Ein Leben
Author: Jonathan Eig
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641172179
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 704
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Das schillernde Leben der Boxlegende ganz neu erzählt Muhammad Ali – drei Mal unumstrittener Boxweltmeister – ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren des 20. Jahrhunderts, seine Geschichte verknüpft mit den großen politischen und kulturellen Konflikten seiner Zeit. Für viele ist er ein Symbol für den Kampf für Freiheit und gegen Unterdrückung. Dem Menschen hinter dieser Heldensaga sind wir jedoch nie nahe gekommen. Der Bestsellerautor und Sportlerbiograph Jonathan Eig erzählt dieses außergewöhnliche Leben auf der Basis bisher unbekannter Quellen noch einmal neu. Der »echte Ali« war Pazifist und Boxer, Muslim und treuloser Ehemann, ein Schwarzer, der zum Symbol für den Kampf gegen Rassismus aufstieg, aber seinesgleichen demütigte – ein Leben voller Brüche und Widersprüche. Mit Bildteil

Prairie University

A History of the University of Nebraska
Author: Robert E. Knoll
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803227170
Category: Education
Page: 223
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Founded in 1869, the University of Nebraska was given the awesome responsibility of educating a new state barely connected by roads and rail lines. Established as a comprehensive university, uniting the arts and sciences, commerce and agriculture, and open to all regardless of "age, sex, color, or nationality, " it has as its motto Literis dedicata et omnibus artibus-dedicated to letters and all the arts. The University at first was confined to four city blocks and didn't have a building until 1871. Cows grazed the campus. But soon the high aspirations of the state began to be realized. Nebraska boasted the first department of psychology west of the Mississippi River, and its faculty included national prominent scholars like botanist Charles Bessey and linguist A. H. Edgren (later a member of the Nobel Commission). Willa Cather, Roscoe Pound, Mari Sandoz, and Louise Pound ranked among its early graduates. And it developed a reputation for excellence in collegiate athletics. Written by a beloved member of the faculty, this history shows both why Robert E. Knoll is so devoted to the University as well as the tests such devotion must endure. Its history is hardly one of placid growth and unimpeded progress. Its regents, administration, faculty, and students have periodically fought one another: sometimes over matters as crucial as the University's purpose, shape, and destination. More often, battles waged over personalities. It is to these personalities that Knoll directs most of his attention. The author focuses on the men and women who made a difference, for good or ill. He locates the University's place in the changing intellectual and academic context of the United States and chartsits passage through hard times and prosperity. He notes the contributions of the University to Nebraska, from the early experiments in sugar beet cultivation to the national fame of its football team. Most important, its education of generations of Nebraskans has lifted state goals and achievement, and its outreach has made the University an international community. Robert E. Knoll is D. B. and Paula Varner Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the author of numerous books and editor of the letters of Weldon Kees. His articles have appeared in journals such as American Speech, College English, Hudson Review, and Prairie Schooner.

Prairie and Plains Indians


Author: Åke Hultkrantz
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004037236
Category: Religion
Page: 46
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Death on the Prairie

The Thirty Years' Struggle for the Western Plains
Author: Paul Iselin Wellman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803297210
Category: History
Page: 298
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Death on the Prairie is a sweeping narrative history of the Indian wars on the western plains that never loses sight of the individual actors. Beginning with the Minnesota Sioux Uprising in 1862, Paul I. Wellman shifts to conflicts in present-day Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and South Dakota, involving, most spectacularly, the Sioux, but also the Cheyennes, Arapahos, Comanches, Kiowas, Utes, and Nez Perces—all being ezed out of their hunting grounds by white settlers. There is never a quiet page as Wellman describes the Sand Creek Massacre (1864), the Fetterman Massacre (1866), the Battle of the Washita (1868), the Battle of Adobe Walls (1874), the Battle of the Little Big Horn (1876), the Nez Perce War (1877), the Meeker Massacre (1879), and the tragedy at wounded Knee (1890) that ended the fighting on the plains. Celebrated chiefs (Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, Black Kettle, Satanta, Joseph, Ouray, Sitting Bull) clash with army officers (notably Custer, Sheridan, Miles, and Crook), and uncounted men, women, and children on both sides are cast in roles of fatal consequence.

Wilde Scenen in Wald und Prairie

mit skizzen (!) amerikanischen Lebens. Aus dem Englischen des Amerikaners Charles Fenno Hoffman
Author: Charles Fenno Hoffman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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A Thousand Miles of Prairie

The Manitoba Historical Society and the History of Western Canada
Author: Jim Blanchard
Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
ISBN: 0887553087
Category: History
Page: 259
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"A Thousand Miles of Prairie" is a fascinating look at Manitoba's early boom years (1880-1910) through the eyes and words of some of the most interesting personalities of early Winnipeg. This collection brings together 14 pieces from the first decades of the Manitoba Historical Society, when its lectures were attended by the provinceis political and cultural elite. Jim Blanchard has chosen selections that give us a vivid taste of the diversity of intellectual life in turn of the century Manitoba. Besides writings by early historians such as George Bryce and Charles Bell, he includes a paper by the young Ernest Thompson Seton, who writes about his attempts to raise prairie chickens. There is also a description of the last passenger pigeons found in Manitoba. The collection includes lively personal reminscences, such as Gilbert McMicken, Canada's first spymaster, talking about foiling a Fenian raid on Winnipeg, and Archbishop Samuel Matheson, who tells about his boyhood adventures in the great Red River floods of the 1860s.

The Prairie West

Historical Readings
Author: R. Douglas Francis,Howard Palmer
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 9780888642271
Category: History
Page: 748
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The Prairie West presents thirty-five articles on key topics in the history of prairie Canada. The second edition, which includes new topics and readings, continues to meet the needs of students by contributing to tutorial discussions and complementing course lectures.

The Prairie


Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602068348
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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The story follows Natty Bumppo on his travels to the prairie of Nebraska, where he meets up with a family of squatters. One of them, Abiram White, has kidnapped a young woman from her husband, an artillery captain. Natty takes it upon himself to help the young captain find his stolen bride.