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7 edition of The Grasslands of the United States found in the catalog.

The Grasslands of the United States

An Environmental History (Nature and Human Societies)

by James Sherow

  • 156 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by ABC-CLIO .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grasslands, heaths, prairies, tundra,
  • The Environment,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Science,
  • USA,
  • United States - State & Local - Midwest,
  • Environmental Science,
  • General,
  • Science / General,
  • Ecology

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsMark Stoll (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages389
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8970018M
    ISBN 101851097201
    ISBN 109781851097203

    Debra Seely is a life-long, fourth-generation Kansan. Her two historical fiction novels for adolescents, Grasslands and its companion book The Last of the Roundup Boys, are based on family stories from the early days of ands received the Society of Midland Authors Award for Juvenile Fiction in and the nomination for the William Allen White Award in Southeastern Grasslands: Biodiversity, Ecology and Management is a collection of 20 research and review articles that focus on the floristics, conservation, and ecological history of grassland prairies in the southeastern United States.

    Get this from a library! The grasslands of the United States: an environmental history. [James Earl Sherow] -- "The Grasslands of the United States offers an authoritative, eye-opening survey of the environmental history of the American grasslands, exploring the ecological, social, and economic networks. The four million windswept acres of wildflowers and grass in the twenty national grasslands in the United States are scattered across a region extending from the Pacific Ocean to the eastern edge of North Dakota. Although all were once seas of grass teeming with wildlife, they now exhibit striking differences, and range from a small lake.

    Grasslands and Grassland Sciences in Northern China is the first in a series of reports on the state of science in China, produced by the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China (CSCPRC) with support from the Division of International Programs of the National Science Foundation. This report was compiled by the.   America’s Prairies and Grasslands will appeal to many families because it helps us look deeper into things we see every day and maybe don’t appreciate. This book uses maps to show where different prairies and grasslands are located in the United States.


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The Grasslands of the United States by James Sherow Download PDF EPUB FB2

Grasslands is a book about almost half of the United States. It tells a vivid if sometimes deeply troubling story of loss and misuse.

It tells a vivid if sometimes deeply troubling story of Cited by: 21 rows  National Grassland is a classification of protected and managed federal lands in the. Under the management of the U.S. Forest Service, this system of public lands encompasses million acres of mountains, prairies, rivers, and canyons—much of it undiscovered, but accessible for hiking, kayaking, fishing, and winter ally published with the U.S.

Forest Service, this book features the thirty most notable national /5(12). In fact, native grassland plants have adapted to extreme weather conditions to such an extent that savannas, a subset of grasslands found in Africa, Australia, South America, and India, require.

Read this book on Questia. This unique survey of the environmental history of the grasslands in the United States explores the ecological, social, and economic networks enmeshing humans in this biome over the l years.

The appearance of mountains in the western United States during the Miocene and Pliocene epochs, a period of some 25 million years, created a continental climate favorable to the evolution of grasslands.

Existing forest biomes declined, and grasslands became much more widespread. This unique survey of the environmental history of the grasslands in the United States explores the ecological, social, and economic networks enmeshing humans in this biome over the l years.

"Treeless, level, and semi-arid." Walter Prescott Webb's famous description of the Great Plains is really only part of their story. From their creation at the end of the Ice Age to. This unique survey of the environmental history of the grasslands in the United States explores the ecological, social, and economic networks enmeshing humans in this biome over the l years.

"Treeless, level, and semi-arid." Walter Prescott Webb's famous description of the Great Plains is really only part of their story. Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands in the United States‎ (2 C, 26 P) Pages in category "Grasslands of the United States" The following 14.

Grassland biomes are found on every continent except Antarctica. In North America, grasslands are called prairies and are found across the Midwestern United States and Canada.

In South America, grasslands are known as pampas and have moist, humid climates. The steppes of Russia dominate Eurasia from the Ukraine to Siberia. Your United States National Grasslands Photo by Dennis Kuhnel, National Grasslands Visitor Center Director The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the United States National Grasslands Visitor Center have partnered in an effort to promote the history, culture, and personal stories of the United States National Grasslands system.

Grasslands go by many names. In the U.S. Midwest, they're often called prairies. In South America, they're known as pampas. Central Eurasian grasslands are referred to as steppes, while African. National Grassland Visitor's Center.

The National Grasslands Visitor Center introduces and invites visitors to explore the 20 National Grasslands and Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Read more Wild Horse and Burro. The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act ofamended by the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of and the. Conner, Seidl, VanTassell, and Wilkins United States Grasslands and Related Resources: An Economic and Biological Trends Assessment1 Prepared by: 2 Richard Conner, Texas A&M University Andrew Seidl, Colorado State University Larry VanTassell, University of Idaho Neal Wilkins, Texas A&M University 1 Financial support of this report was provided by the National File Size: 2MB.

Panhandle National Grasslands (Rita Blanca National Grassland) Oklahoma and Texas. Contributor Names United States. Forest Service. Southwestern Region. Created / Published [Albuquerque] Subject Headings. When the settlers of the United States moved westward, they found that the grasslands, or prairies as they called them, were more than just dry, flat areas.

The prairies contained more than 80 species of animals and species of birds, and hundreds of species of plants. Grasslands are literally the lungs of the earth, and restoring them with animals is not only necessary, but it's the most efficacious way to restore water cycles and the carbon cycle.

Right now, nothing else comes close to remediating broken ecological systems as quickly or completely as restoring large herds of grazing animals through holistic. The four million windswept acres of wildflowers and grass in the twenty national grasslands in the United States are scattered across a region extending from the Pacific Ocean to the eastern edge of North Dakota.

All the articles in this first full-length book on the history of the national grasslands are richly illustrated with maps and. “Chris Helzer’s book is the first I’ve seen that plainly defines the contents of prairies and then tells you how to care for them. Smart, well researched, practical, and to the point, this book is one-stop shopping for anyone who cares about grasslands, now or in the future.”—Joel Sartore, contributing photographer, National Geographic Magazine, and author, Rare: America’s.

Book Description. This book begins with a brief account of the extraordinary sequence of events that led to emergence of grasslands as major vegetation formations that now occupy some of the driest and hottest and the highest and coldest on earth as well as vast steppes and prairies in more temperate climes.

This book brings together information on the contrasting characteristics, condition, present use and problems of the world's main natural grasslands. Since grassland is commercialized through the grazing animal, particular attention is paid to the livestock production systems associated with each main type.

Grazing resources are more than simply edible herbage: many other factors .Forgotten Grasslands of the South is a literary and scientific case study of some of the biologically richest and most endangered ecosystems in North America.

Eminent ecologist Reed Noss tells the story of how southern grasslands arose and persisted over time and addresses questions that are fundamental for conserving these vital yet poorly understood ecosystems.Public land maintained by Us Forest Service.

Some gates open to vehicles but some not. Horse gates and trails, Love the small lakes and ponds best. Awesome birding and wildlife, Date of experience: September nrwranchtexusa wrote a review Mar Perrin, Texas 29 contributions 3 helpful votes.

That is what it is all about!! Trail riding 5/5(10).