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Prairie : a North American guide
Winckler, Suzanne, 1946-
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Publication Information:
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2004]

Physical Description:
xii, 132 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Canada -- The Dakotas -- Minnesota -- Nebraska -- Iowa -- Illinois -- Kansas -- Missouri -- Oklahoma -- Texas.
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E43.5 .W5 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A guide to America's last remaining prairies, the book includes information about size, management, phone numbers and outstanding characteristics for each together with recommended readings, web sites and maps.

Author Notes

Suzanne Winckler is a freelance writer living in Mesa, Arizona. From 1992 to 2002, she worked for The Nature Conservancy's Nebraska Chapter, where she was involved in raising funds for prairie conservation and restoration projects. She is the co-editor of The Bird Life of Texas, editor of Great Texas Birds, and author of two Smithsonian Guides to Historic America and one Smithsonian Guide to Natural America. She often writes travel features for the New York Times.

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Library Journal Review

Arizona-based Winckler, editor of Great Texas Birds and author of two Smithsonian Guides to Historic America, aims to "tell people where prairies are," provide information about the nature of prairies, and perhaps encourage travelers to explore and restore these "majestic landscapes." Her guide to North America's grasslands focuses on the tallgrass, shortgrass, and mixed-grass prairies of southern Canada and the central United States. Organized by state, the briefly annotated list includes driving directions and contact information, as well as nature trails, driving tours, wildlife, and relevant historical or geographical details. Readers can even find out which prairies house elk and which are migratory waterfowl stops. Winckler's guide should be used in conjunction with a good map and field guide for the best experience; nonetheless, on its own, it offers a unique focus that might be helpful for nature and environmental enthusiasts and esoteric travelers. Appropriate for public libraries, West and Southwest U.S. collections, and large travel collections.-Mari Flynn, Glendale Community Coll., AZ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Canadap. 1
The Dakotasp. 7
Minnesotap. 17
Nebraskap. 33
Iowap. 41
Illinoisp. 51
Kansasp. 65
Missourip. 73
Oklahomap. 93
Texasp. 99
Abbreviationsp. 109
Recommended Readings, Web Sites, and Organizationsp. 111
Indexp. 121