Grass [electronic resource] : in search of human habitat / Joe C. Truett ; foreword by Harry W. Greene.
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- Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.
- Organisms and environments ; 11.
Organisms and Environments ; 11
1 online resource (237 p.)
- Grassland ecology.
- Electronic books.
- 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 the evolutionary, historical, and cultural forces that have reshaped North American rangelands over the past two centuries. He introduces an intriguing cast of characters-wildlife and grasslands biologists, archaeologists, ranchers, and petroleum geologists-to illuminate a wide range of related topics: our love affair with turf and how it manifests in lawns and sports, the ecological and economic dimensions of ranching, the glory of cowboy culture, grasslands and restoration ecology, and more. His book ultimately provides the background against which we can envision a new paradigm for restoring rangeland ecosystems-and a new paradigm for envisioning a more sustainable future.
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
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
18. Pleistocene Park
20. Long Road Home
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1525/9780520944527 doi
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