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Grass : in search of human habitat /

Part autobiography, part philosophical rumination, this evocative conservation odyssey explores the deep affinities between humans and our original habitat: grasslands. In a richly drawn, anecdotally driven narrative, Joe C. Truett, a grasslands ecologist who writes with a flair for language, traces...

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Main Author: Truett, Joe C. 1941-
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Series:Organisms and environments ; 11.
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Online Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Promethean Legacy
  • 2. Out of the Forest
  • 3. Science and Faith
  • 4. Playing God
  • 5. Pleasing to the Eye
  • 6. Where the Short Grass Grows
  • 7. Turf
  • 8. Grass and Grazers: An Ecological Primer
  • 9. Bison Plains and Prairie Dogs
  • 10. Taming of the West
  • 11. Production Science Comes to the Range
  • 12. The Last Pariah
  • 13. The Trouble with Livestock
  • 14. Subsidizing John Wayne
  • 15. Collateral Damage
  • 16. Cowboy
  • 17. Resurrection
  • 18. Pleistocene Park
  • 19. Diversity
  • 20. Long Road Home.