Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie: A Nebraska Year (Paperback)Paul A. Johnsgard (author)
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A respected author and scholar, Paul A. Johnsgard has spent a lifetime observing the natural delights of Nebraska's woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands. Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie collects his musings on Nebraska's natural history and the issues of conservation facing our future.
Johnsgard crafts essays featuring snow geese, owls, hummingbirds, and other creatures against the backdrop of Great Plains landscapes. He describes prairie chickens courting during predawn hours and the calls of sandhill cranes; he evokes the magic of lying upon the prairie, hearing only the sounds of insects and the wind through the grasses. From reflections following a visit to a Pawnee sacred site to meditations on the perils facing the state's finite natural resources, Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie celebrates the gifts of a half century spent roaming Nebraska's back roads, trails, and sometimes-forgotten places.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
"Many scientists and historians have written about the natural history of the Great Plains, but few so compellingly as Paul Johnsgard."-Annals of Iowa* Annals of Iowa *
"Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie celebrates the gifts of a half century spent roaming Nebraska's back roads, trails, and sometimes-forgotten places."-Nebraska Magazine * Nebraska Magazine *
"A simply wonderful read from beginning to end."-John Burroughs, Midwest Book Review -- John Burroughs * Midwest Book Review *
"A quietly magnificent book, nature writing at its best."-Nancy Plain, Roundup Magazine -- Nancy Plain * Roundup Magazine *
"From sacred sites to majestic wildlife patterns, Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie snaps a unique portraiture of Nebraska as a great sustainer of all who dwell within its bounds. Whether you're a scientist or layperson, it's worth your time to pick up this collection, discover a quiet outdoor spot and just take it all in."-Erin Seaward-hiatt, L Magazine -- Erin Seaward-hiatt * L Magazine *
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