American Serengeti

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Author: Dan Flores
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ISBN: 9780700624669
Size: 65.74 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 222
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America’s Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa. Pronghorn antelope, gray wolves, bison, coyotes, wild horses, and grizzly bears: less than two hundred years ago these creatures existed in such abundance that John James Audubon was moved to write, “it is impossible to describe or even conceive the vast multitudes of these animals.” In a work that is at once a lyrical evocation of that lost splendor and a detailed natural history of these charismatic species of the historic Great Plains, veteran naturalist and outdoorsman Dan Flores draws a vivid portrait of each of these animals in their glory—and tells the harrowing story of what happened to them at the hands of market hunters and ranchers and ultimately a federal killing program in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Great Plains with its wildlife intact dazzled Americans and Europeans alike, prompting numerous literary tributes. American Serengeti takes its place alongside these celebratory works, showing us the grazers and predators of the plains against the vast opalescent distances, the blue mountains shimmering on the horizon, the great rippling tracts of yellowed grasslands. Far from the empty “flyover country” of recent times, this landscape is alive with a complex ecology at least 20,000 years old—a continental patrimony whose wonders may not be entirely lost, as recent efforts hold out hope of partial restoration of these historic species. Written by an author who has done breakthrough work on the histories of several of these animals—including bison, wild horses, and coyotes—American Serengeti is as rigorous in its research as it is intimate in its sense of wonder—the most deeply informed, closely observed view we have of the Great Plains’ wild heritage.

American Serengeti

American Serengeti PDF
Author: Alan Pilkington
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781978315303
Size: 31.68 MB
Format: PDF
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Languages : en
Pages : 356
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The future of America's last great wilderness becomes a battleground in this timely novel which pits Molly Marlowe, a dynamic and calculating energy expert against Joe Wardrop, a charismatic scientist and wildlife defender. Arguing their viewpoints before a Senate committee gives them national prominence. Behind the scenes in this public battle business leaders, bankers, conservative congressmen and a new administration try to plunder the country's natural resources for personal gain. How this clash plays out is seen through the eyes of five players: Marlowe, the ambitious energy expert under threat from her unscrupulous boss Robert Rangewell; Joe Wardrop who leads the forces of environmental resistance; Bob Drysdale, a media mogul and conservationist who tackles corrupt political forces, and conservative Senate Energy Committee leader, Karl Krause. Challenged by Wardrop to see the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge for herself, Marlowe leaves her comfortable and successful urban life for the wilderness of the far North. It's beauty and harmony astound her and steal her away from the growing corruption she discovers behind the drilling plan, cloaked from the public as necessary for the country's energy independence. With Wardrop's help, Marlowe chooses to help save the peaceful and fragile serenity of this American Serengeti. But she cannot outrun the brutality and intrigue of her past life -she must act quickly before she becomes a casualty of the war between exploitation and Mother Nature. Spanning the streets of Manhattan, London and Washington and the vast landscapes of Montana and Alaska, American Serengeti is a taut timely political thriller that both entertains and enlightens.

The Magnificent Migration

The Magnificent Migration PDF
Author: Sy Montgomery
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 0544761138
Size: 11.69 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Sibert medalist and National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery takes readers on a staggering, emotional journey alongside the greatest land migration on the planet earth--that of the wildebeest across the Serengeti--to explore the mystery and wonder of migration in a sweeping story sure to leave its mark. With full color photography. Sibert medalist Sy Montgomery takes readers on a staggering, emotional journey alongside the greatest land migration on earth--that of the wildebeest across the Serengeti--to provide a you-are-there account of one of nature's most fascinating occurrences. Montgomery explores the wonder of migration, asking questions like, how do migration patterns sculpt the environment? Why do animals migrate? And how do they know where to go? With lyrical prose, abundant facts, and the inclusion of other species who undertake remarkable migrations, Montgomery makes a journey of thousands of miles fly by--but not without leaving its mark. Full color photography.

American Photo

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Size: 61.48 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 108
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Where Is The Serengeti

Where Is the Serengeti  PDF
Author: Nico Medina
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524792586
Size: 63.90 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 112
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If you've never known what a wildebeest is, you'll find out now in this latest Where? Is title about the Serengeti. Each year, over 1.5 million wildebeest make a harrowing journey (more than one thousand miles!) between Tanzania and Kenya. They are in search of new land to graze. Even if these creatures avoid vicious attacks from lions and crocodiles, they could still fall prey to thirst, hunger, and exhaustion. This book not only follows the exciting Migration, but also tells about the other creatures and peoples that co-exist along these beautiful landscapes of the Serengeti.

National Parks

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Size: 27.14 MB
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Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 60
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The flagship publication of the National Parks Conservation Association, National Parks Magazine (circ. 340,000) fosters an appreciation of the natural and historic treasures found in the national parks, educates readers about the need to preserve those resources, and illustrates how member contributions drive our organization's park-protection efforts. National Parks Magazine uses images and language to convey our country's history and natural landscapes from Acadia to Zion, from Denali to the Everglades, and the 387 other park units in between.

American Wilderness

American Wilderness PDF
Author: David Muench
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 18.83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : National parks and reserves
Languages : en
Pages : 287
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American Nature Writing 1995

American Nature Writing 1995 PDF
Author: John Murray
Publisher: Random House (NY)
ISBN: 9780871564382
Size: 59.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages : 340
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National Parks Of The American West

National Parks of the American West PDF
Author: Karyn Chauve
Publisher: Booksales
ISBN: 9781555216719
Size: 64.84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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A tour of the scenic parks and national monuments of the American west, including Utah, Texas, New Mexico, the Dakotas, and other states

American Nature Writing 1998

American Nature Writing  1998 PDF
Author: John A. Murray
Publisher: Sierra Club Books for Children
ISBN: 9780871569486
Size: 41.35 MB
Format: PDF
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages : 283
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This newest in the Sierra Club's acclaimed Nature Writing series includes autobiographical writings, essays, short stories, and poetry that communicate a passion for nature which enhances our appreciation of a wide range of landscapes and wildlife. Diverse in mood and setting, the 19 selections, including 7 in print for the first time, represent the best of the genre. Contributors include Rick Bass, Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams and many others.

The American Enterprise

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Size: 32.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Business and politics
Languages : en
Pages :
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