The Prairie

A Tale
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: N.A
Category: American fiction
Page: N.A
View: 8854

The Prairie West

Historical Readings
Author: R. Douglas Francis,Howard Palmer
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 9780888642271
Category: History
Page: 748
View: 8532
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 World

Author: David Francis Costello
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816609383
Category: Science
Page: 244
View: 2282
Reveals the grassland's history, climate, landscape, ever-changing moods, and survival battles waged by plant and animal inhabitants

Prairie Dogs

Communication and Community in an Animal Society
Author: C. N. Slobodchikoff,Bianca S. Perla,Jennifer L. Verdolin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674031814
Category: Nature
Page: 264
View: 6606
Slobodchikoff and colleagues synthesize the results of their long-running study of Gunnison s prairie dogs ("Cynomys gunnisoni"), one of the keystone species of the short-grass prairie ecosystem. By examining the complex factors behind prairie dog decline, we can begin to understand the problems inherent in our adversarial relationship with the natural world."

Prairie Lights

A Musical
Author: Rosalie Gerut,Susan Lieberman
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9781583422465
Category: Musicals
Page: 94
View: 4800

Prairie Dogs

A Wildlife Handbook
Author: Kim Long
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555662707
Category: Nature
Page: 173
View: 1481
A combination illustrated field guide, fact book, and folklore collection, Prairie Dogs is the latest addition to the highly-acclaimed Johnson Nature Series.

Prairie Conservation

Preserving North America's Most Endangered Ecosystem
Author: Fred B. Samson,Fritz L. Knopf
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610913942
Category: Nature
Page: 351
View: 7684
The area of native prairie known as the Great Plains once extended from Canada to the Mexican border and from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to western Indiana and Wisconsin. Today the declines in prairie landscape types, estimated to be as high as 99%, exceed those of any other major ecosystem in North America. The overwhelming loss of landscape and accompanying loss of species constitute a real threat to both ecological and human economic health.Prairie Conservation is a comprehensive examination of the history, ecology, and current status of North American grasslands. It presents for the first time in a single volume information on the historical, economic, and cultural significance of prairies, their natural history and ecology, threats, and conservation and restoration programs currently underway. Chapters cover: environmental history of the Great Plains the economic value of prairie prairie types -- tallgrass, mixed grass, shortgrass, wetlands -- and the ecological processes that sustain each type prairie fauna -- invertebrates, fish and other aquatic creatures, amphibians and reptiles, birds, and mammals conservation programs such as the Great Plains Partnership, Canada's Prairie Conservation Action Plan, the U.S. Prairie Pothole Joint Venture, and others The book brings together knowledge and insights from a wide range of experts to describe and explain the importance of prairies and to position them in the forefront of North American conservation efforts. Praire Conservation is an essential reference for anyone interested in prairie ecology and conservation and will play a critical role in broadening our awareness and understanding of prairie ecosystems.

Paynes Prairie

The Great Savanna : a History and Guide
Author: Lars Andersen
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561642960
Category: History
Page: 163
View: 9853
This new paperback edition of Paynes Prairie still offers the sweeping history of the shallow-bowl basin in the middle of Florida, just south of Gainesville, but now adds a guide to outdoor activities that can be enjoyed in the state preserve there today, along with maps of trails for biking, hiking, and canoeing.

Prairie Dogs

Author: N.A
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780822530381
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 4159
An introduction to the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of the prairie dog.

Prairie Dog Empire

A Saga of the Shortgrass Prairie
Author: Paul A. Johnsgard
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803226043
Category: Nature
Page: 243
View: 9893
For hundreds of years black-tailed prairie dogs inhabited the Great Plains by the millions, improving the grazing for bison and pronghorn antelope, digging escape holes and homes for burrowing owls and rodents, and serving as prey for badgers, coyotes, hawks, and bobcats. This book by the renowned naturalist and writer Paul A. Johnsgard tells the complex biological and environmental story of the western Great Plains under the prairie dog?s reign?and then under a brief but devastating century of human dominion. ø An indispensable and highly readable introduction to the ecosystem of the shortgrass prairie, Prairie Dog Empire describes in clear and detailed terms the habitat and habits of black-tailed prairie dogs; their subsistence, seasonal behavior, and the makeup of their vast colonies; and the ways in which their ?towns? transform the surrounding terrain?for better or worse. Johnsgard recounts how this terrain was in turn transformed over the past century by the destruction of prairie dogs and their grassland habitats, together with the removal of the bison and their replacement with domestic livestock. A disturbing look at profound ecological alterations in the environment, this book also offers a rare and invaluable close-up view of the rich history and threatened future of the creature once considered the ?keystone? species of the western plains. ø Included are maps, drawings, and listings of more than two hundred natural grassland preserves where many of the region?s native plants and animals may still be seen and studied.

Recovering the Prairie

Author: Robert F. Sayre
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299164607
Category: Nature
Page: 225
View: 927
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


A North American Guide
Author: Suzanne Winckler
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587294885
Category: Nature
Page: 146
View: 638
North America’s grasslands once stretched from southern Canada to northern Mexico, and across this considerable space different prairie types evolved to express the sum of their particular longitude and latitude, soils, landforms, and aspect. This prairie guide is your roadmap to what remains of this varied and majestic landscape. Suzanne Winckler’s goal is to encourage travelers to get off the highways, out of their cars, and onto North America’s last remaining prairies. She makes this adventure as easy as possible by providing exact driving directions to the more than three hundred sites in her guide. She also includes information about size, management, phone numbers, and outstanding characteristics for every prairie site and provides readers with a thorough list of recommended readings and Web sites. The scope of the guide is impressive. It encompasses prairies found within national grasslands, parks, forests, recreation areas, wildlife refuges, state parks, preserves, and natural areas and on numerous working ranches in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. A series of maps locate the prairies both geographically and by name. From “the largest restoration project within the historic range of tallgrass prairie” at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa to Big Bend National Park in Texas, where “the Chisos Mountains, completely surrounded by the park, rise up majestically from the Chihuahuan Desert floor,” Winckler celebrates the dramatic expanses of untouched prairie, the crown jewels of prairie reconstruction and restoration, and the neglected remnants that deserve to be treasured.

Prairie Dogs

Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395526019
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 1114
All across the prairie thousands of prairie dogs duck in and out of burrows, call warnings to one another, and forage for food. Working together to survive, they help sustain the broad spectrum of prairie life. In this clearly written, boldly illustrated introduction to a fascinating species, the author and illustrator examine the prairie dog’s life cycle, burrowing system, and impact on the prairie. They also explore the prairie dog’s relationship with people--and invite readers to consider what lies ahead for a species considered essential in an endangered environment.

Chicago's Historic Prairie Avenue

Author: William H. Tyre
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738552125
Category: History
Page: 127
View: 4155
Prairie Avenue evolved into Chicago's most exclusive residential street during the last three decades of the 19th century. The city's wealthiest citizens--Marshall Field, Philip Armour, and George Pullman--were soon joined by dozens of Chicago's business, social, and civic leaders, establishing a neighborhood that the Chicago Herald proclaimed "a cluster of millionaires not to be matched for numbers anywhere else in the country." Substantial homes were designed by the leading architects of the day, including William Le Baron Jenney, Burnham and Root, Solon S. Beman, and Richard Morris Hunt. By the early 1900s, however, the neighborhood began a noticeable transformation as many homes were converted to rooming houses and offices, while others were razed for construction of large plants for the printing and publishing industry. The rescue of the landmark Glessner house in 1966 brought renewed attention to the area, and in 1979, the Prairie Avenue Historic District was designated. The late 1990s saw the rebirth of the area as a highly desirable residential neighborhood known as the South Loop.

Eden Prairie

Author: Marie Berger Wittenberg
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738531885
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 4025
Nestled on the banks of the Minnesota River, the city of Eden Prairie possesses a vibrant history and a unique heritage. This book showcases over 200 historic photographs, many of which are published for the first time, to document Eden Prairie's rural roots and urban progress, from the 1850s, when immigrants began to settle in the region, through the present day. Author Marie Berger Wittenberg takes readers on a visual tour of Eden Prairie's founding families, its notable historic homes and businesses, and the churches, schools, landmarks, and organizations that have shaped the community as it is known today.

Conservation of the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

Saving North America's Western Grasslands
Author: John Hoogland
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597268523
Category: Nature
Page: 342
View: 7446
Prairie dogs and the grassland habitat in which they play a key ecological role have declined precipitously over the past two centuries. The current number of prairie dogs is believed to be less than 2 percent of the number encountered by Lewis and Clark in the early 1800s, and only a fraction of grassland ecosystem remains. Conservation of the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog offers specific information to help scientists and managers develop rigorous plans for ensuring the long-term survival of the prairie dog and its habitat. With contributions from thirty leading biologists who are actively working to save prairie dogs, the book addresses a range of pivotal issues including: the ecology and social behavior of prairie dogs; the prairie dog's role as a keystone species; factors that have led to drastic population declines; practical solutions for protecting the prairie dog and its grassland ecosystem; and concerns of farmers and ranchers who view prairie dogs as a nuisance and a threat to their livelihoods Extensively illustrated with tables, figures, photos, and charts, and thoroughly referenced with more than 700 citations, the book is a unique and vital contribution for anyone concerned with prairie dogs, prairie dog conservation, or the conservation and management of grassland ecosystems.

The Elemental Prairie

Sixty Tallgrass Plants
Author: N.A
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9781609380045
Category: Art
Page: 102
View: 7497

Prairie Fire!

Author: Bill Freeman
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 9781550286083
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 196
View: 4035
Prarie Fire is an exciting adventure story as well as a fascinating account of what homesteading was like in the 1870s.

The Prairie Garden

70 Native Plants You Can Grow in Town Or Country
Author: J. Robert Smith,Beatrice S. Smith
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299083045
Category: Gardening
Page: 219
View: 5084
Prairie plants are among the toughest of all ornamentals. While they fascinate gardeners with their beauty and versatility, they require little maintenance. They are highly resistant to insect and disease damage, and they need not be replanted every year. In recent years, the idea of growing prairie plants has gained increasing appeal among gardeners. Bob and Beatrice Smith have prepared this practical growing guide—based on their more than fourteen years of experience and experimentation—for all people who wish to grow prairie plants. The Smiths, who have grown all the plants they discuss here, share their wealth of experience with the reader. They recommend the best sites, tell how to plan and prepare the site and how to treat and plant seeds, and share important tips on propagation, transplanting, and managing the prairie garden or landscape. To aid in both planning and identification, the book includes full-color illustrations of all seventy plants.

Prairie Time

A Blackland Portrait
Author: Matt White
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585445011
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 251
View: 1882
In its most extensive prime, the Texas Blackland Prairie formed a twelve-million-acre grassy swath across the state from near San Antonio north to the Red River. Perhaps less than one tenth of one percent of this vast prairie remain—small patches tucked away here and there, once serving as hay meadows or sprouting from rock too stony to plow. Matt White’s connections with both prairie plants and prairie people are evident in the stories of discovery and inspiration he tells as he tracks the ever dwindling parcels of tallgrass prairie in northeast Texas. In his search, he stumbles upon some unexpected fragments of virgin land, as well as some remarkable tales of both destruction and stewardship. Helping us understand what a prairie is and how to appreciate its beauty and importance, White also increases our awareness of prairies, past and present, so that we might champion their survival in whatever small plots remain.