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Prairie

A Natural History

by Candace Savage

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published: Feb 2011
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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.

About the Author

Candace Savage

CANDACE SAVAGE is the author of 18 books that span such subjects as wildlife, natural sciences, environmental issues and women\s history. '
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With stunning photography, lyrical prose, and impeccable research, Savage's book guides readers through the prairie's grasslands, wetlands, rivers, and even riparian woodlands, explaining the wildlife, plants, geology, and climate that embody this vast mid-continental ecoregion. —Montana Outdoors


Prairie: A Natural History is a heavy, lovely book, with impassioned prose and sprawling pictures. It's easy to feel the author's passion for the plains—regarded by many to be desolate—as she explores their richness and the delicate dance of animals, plants, and the local geology . . . It's equally easy to share her concern for the poor health for this endangered area, for its recovery and restoration. This passion is lovingly rendered in the almost poetical prose and a plethora of engaging images on nearly every page from the ever-shrinking grasslands. —Sacramento Book Review


Savage shares her enthusiasm for her subject as easily as she shares facts about prairie ecosystems. —Publishers Weekly


Savage's verbal account, laden with its wealth of current scientific discovery and impelled with its sense of the miraculous in nature, eclipses the beauty of its own visuals. —Globe & Mail


Savage uses beautiful photography and captivating prose to portray these landscapes as the home of essential species and magnificent sights. —Finding Solutions


Prairie enthusiasts will love this comprehensive, non-technical guide to the biology and ecology of the grasslands of North America . . . This second edition incorporates new information about declining bird species, enhanced protection of bison, the effect of industrialization on prairies, and the effect of the increase in coyote numbers on native foxes. Savage includes a comprehensive list of connections and resources. The book is well-written and beautifully illustrated with color photographs and black-and-white line drawings. —Niobrara Valley Habitat News

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