Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Author:   Joe C. Truett ,  Harry W. Greene
Publisher:   University of California Press
Volume:   11
ISBN:  

9780520258396


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   03 November 2009
Format:   Hardback
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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.

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Author:   Joe C. Truett ,  Harry W. Greene
Publisher:   University of California Press
Imprint:   University of California Press
Volume:   11
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.499kg
ISBN:  

9780520258396


ISBN 10:   0520258398
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   03 November 2009
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Recommended. --Choice Can be read with ease and interest. --Environment And Ecology Impassioned, informative, and entertaining. --Conservation Magazine


Recommended. Choice Can be read with ease and interest. Environment And Ecology Impassioned, informative, and entertaining. Conservation Magazine Nonjudgmental, questioning, provocative, and written with an appreciation of human's increasing dominance of our finite home planet. Qtly Review Of Biology


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Joe C. Truett is senior biologist with the Turner Endangered Species Fund. He is the author of Land of Bears and Honey: A Natural History of East Texas and Circling Back: Chronicle of a Texas River Valley, and coeditor of The Natural History of an Arctic Oil Field: Development and the Biota. He lives in New Mexico.

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