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  • ISBN: 0226257258 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780226257259 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 260 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 28 x 31 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / Ted Kooser -- The roots of hope / Michael Forsberg -- Me and Mike / Dan O'Brien -- Settling an unsettled land : introduction -- Ocean of grass : the Northern Plains -- Life among potholes -- Water -- Field journal : black-footed ferrets -- Wind -- Next year country : the Southern Plains -- Field journal : Blue creek -- Lion -- The ocean below the grass -- Field journal : lesser prairie-chickens -- Tallgrass remains : tallgrass prairies -- Field journal : Illinois creek -- Buffalo in the tallgrass -- Cemetery -- Inheriting the land -- Photographer's notes.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 October #2
    The Great Plains, flowing from Canada to Mexico and embracing a dozen American states, is a "complicated and critical mesh of ecosystems," a vast region containing tallgrass prairies, steppes, wetlands, badlands, tablelands, mountains, and canyons. The plains' beauty is by turns dramatic and subtle, its environmental damage severe. It takes a big book to portray such an immense, complex place, and this spacious volume, vividly introduced by poet Ted Kooser, fits the bill. Intrepid photographer Michael Forsberg presents breathtaking images of wide-open spaces and portraits of wildlife from bison to butterflies, bobcats to frogs. Historical geographer David Wishart contrasts the lives of the region's Native peoples with the deleterious impact of settlers, who plowed up the grasslands, sending countless species into decline and losing precious topsoil to wind erosion. Wildlife biologist, rancher, and writer Dan O'Brien––flinty, funny, and skeptical––dissects the mythology of the Great Plains, the "monumental hubris, greed, and lack of common sense" that led to its near destruction, and, on the upswing, today's bold restoration efforts. In all, a quintessential and crucial American story, powerfully told. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Michael Forsberg is a Nebraska native and a professional photographer whose images have appeared in publications including Audubon, National Geographic, Natural History, National Wildlife, and in books published by National Geographic and Smithsonian. He is a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers and a charter member of the North American Nature Photographers Association. He is also the author of On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America. To learn more about his work, visit

Subject: Great Plains Pictorial works
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