Prairie

By Candace Savage,

Book cover of Prairie: A Natural History of the Heart of North America

Book description

Candace Savage's acclaimed and beautifully written guide to the ecology of the prairies, now revised and updated.

Praise for the previous edition of Prairie:
"Impelled with its sense of the miraculous in nature."-Globe and Mail

This revised edition of Prairie features a new preface along with updated research on the…

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1 author picked Prairie as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

The most scholarly and detailed book of our five choices, this book by Candice Savage, now in a revised edition, considers in depth not just the tallgrass prairie, but the entire sweep of North American grasslands. Savage recounts details that most people will never have thought of – such as how the bison were an integral part of the prairie ecosystem by creating buffalo wallows that persisted for years and provided shallow and temporary wetlands in what, to the west, was an otherwise dry environment. Start your exploration of prairie with this book or finish with it, but do not…

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