Grasslands Of United States: An Environmental History, 1st Edition

  • James E. Sherow
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  • ISBN-10: 1851097252
  • ISBN-13: 9781851097258
  • DDC: 333.740973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 389 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

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 last 10,000 years.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Series Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: The Emergence of Grassland Relationships Pre-1500 CE.
2: The Unraveling of the Wild Grasslands.
3: The Urbanized and Domesticated Grasslands.
4: The Most Endangered Ecosystem on Earth.
5: Case Studies.
6: Case Study: State Making and Unmaking (and Making it Back at All): Following Zebulon Pike Across the Plains In 1806.
7: Case Study: Wetlands of the American Grasslands.
8: Case Study: John Wesley Powell and the Rocky Mountain West.
9: Documents.
10: Important People, Events, and Concepts.
Chronology.
Selected Annotated Bibliography.
Index.