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The Wheatgrass Mechanism

Science and Imagination in the Western Canadian Landscape

by Don Gayton

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Don Gayton's collection of beautifully written and passionate essays has earned him many enthusiastic fans since its first publication in 1990. In The Wheatgrass Mechanism, he writes about the industrialization of our western landscapes and the exploitation of our resources, and tells how the North American prairie has become the most extensively altered biome on the planet.

He brings a scientist's understanding to our common landscapes and explores them in a language that is supple and evocative for the lay reader. There is a strong environmental message in The Wheatgrass Mechanism, but this is not just another "how-to-save-the-planet" book. Gayton goes beyond simple analysis and concern into the realms of culture and myth, attempting to strike a balance between science and imagination that will help us restore our bonds with the Earth.

About the Author
Don Gayton lives with his family in Nelson, BC, where he works as an ecologist. He is the author of The Wheatgrass Mechanism and Landscapes of the Interior, which won the US National Outdoor Book Award.
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