9780810135475-0810135477-The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction

The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction

ISBN-13: 9780810135475
ISBN-10: 0810135477
Author: Crosby, Cindy
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Format: Paperback 144 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780810135475
ISBN-10: 0810135477
Author: Crosby, Cindy
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Format: Paperback 144 pages

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Acknowledged authors Crosby, Cindy wrote The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction comprising 144 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0810135477 and 9780810135475. Since then The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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More than a region on a map, North America's vast grasslands are an enduring place in the American heart. Unfolding along and beyond the Mississippi River, the tallgrass prairie has entranced and inspired its natives and newcomers as well as American artists and writers from Willa Cather to Mark Twain. The Tallgrass Prairie is a new introduction to the astonishing beauty and biodiversity of these iconic American spaces.

Like a walking tour with a literate friend and expert, Cindy Crosby's Tallgrass Prairie prepares travelers and armchair travelers for an adventure in the tallgrass. Crosby's engaging gateway assumes no prior knowledge of tallgrass landscapes, and she acquaints readers with the native plants they’ll discover there. She demystifies botanic plant names and offers engaging mnemonic tips for mastering Latin names with verve and confidence. Visitors to the prairie will learn to identify native plants using the five senses to discover what makes each plant unique or memorable. In the summer, for example, the unusual square stem of cup plant, Silphium perfoliatum, sets it apart from its neighbors. And its distinctive leaf cups water after the rain.

A gifted raconteur, Crosby tells stories about how humankind has adopted the prairie as a grocery, an apothecary, and even as a shop for love charms. Rounding out this exceptional introduction are suggestions for experiencing the American prairie, including journaling techniques and sensory experiences, tips for preparing for a hike in tallgrass landscapes, ways to integrate native prairie plants into home landscapes (without upsetting the neighbors), and a wealth of resources for further exploration.

An instant classic in the tradition of American naturalist writing, The Tallgrass Prairie will delight not only scholars and policy makers, but guests to tallgrass prairie preserves, outdoors enthusiasts and gardeners, and readers interested in American ecosystems and native plants.

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