A Field Guide to the North American Prairie

A Field Guide to the North American Prairie

Book - 2004
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The North American prairie extends across eighteen states and provinces in the heartland of the United States and Canada, and many prairie preserves are within easy driving distance of large cities. This new field guide provides detailed profiles of 48 major North American prairie preserves and capsule descriptions of 120 smaller preserves. Each preserve profile includes practical information on what times of year to visit, how to get there, where to go hiking and camping--and even boating. Each profile also covers weather conditions and wildlife of special interest, in addition to the flora, fauna, and natural history of the preserve. More than 250 stunning color photos illustrate everything from scarab dung beetles and orchids to bison wallows and hailstorms.

Baker & Taylor
A combined field and travel guide, this comprehensive introduction to the wildlife and flora of the prairie also includes advice on where to hike and camp in the Great Plains to find the most accessible and yet flourishing vistas of the natural wonders this region affords. Simultaneous.

Book News
Organized by state, this guide describes 48 prairie preserves in the U.S. and Canada, and profiles 120 other sites for observing wildlife, hiking, and camping in a grassland. Color photographs display local animals and flowers in addition to the prairie landscapes. The opening chapters review the ecological history of the prairie region, animal population trends, and the impact of both Indian tribes and European settlers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2004
ISBN: 9780618179305
Characteristics: xii, 510 p. : ill. ; 20cm
Alternative Title: North American prairie


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