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American Serengeti - by Dan Flores (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 222

Genre: Nature

Sub-Genre: Endangered Species

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Age Range: Adult

Author: Dan Flores

Language: English

TCIN: 77762257
UPC: 9780700624669
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-4873

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"This book is well researched, topical, and beautifully written."--Journal of American History

"In a way both subtle and important, Flores offers an answer to the recent flurry of interest in the Anthropocene, that unofficial recent period of geological and climate history influence by human activity. American Serengeti reveals the significance of placing human contributions and disruptions into a longer historical narrative."--Western Historical Quarterly

"An excellent work of environmental history."--Chronicles of Oklahoma

"Flores provides a sharpened focus with a richly detailed examination of six large species common in the 1840s. His writing is never dull and frequently bites with wit."--Mountain Town News

"A passionate elegy to the American Great Plains and their former fauna. Historian Dan Flores draws deeply from his professional expertise and life as a denizen of this eco-region to create a poetic book that functions as both conservation manifesto and memoir. Writing for a general audience, the author masterfully renders an evocative portrait to elucidate all that has been lost--vast herds of free-ranging antelope and bison, with attendant predators such as wolves, coyotes, and grizzly bears."--Choice

"A fascinating and approachable book that is suitable for students, scholars and nonacademic audiences who enjoy reading about the intersections between natural history and the environmental history of the American West."--H-Net Reviews

"In a way both subtle and important, Flores offers an answer to the recent flurry of interest in the Anthropocene, that unofficial recent period of geological and climate history influence by human activity. American Serengeti reveals the significance of placing human contributions and disruptions into a longer historical narrative."--Western Historical Quarterly

"An excellent work of environmental history."--Chronicles of Oklahoma

"Flores provides a sharpened focus with a richly detailed examination of six large species common in the 1840s. His writing is never dull and frequently bites with wit."--Mountain Town News

"A passionate elegy to the American Great Plains and their former fauna. Historian Dan Flores draws deeply from his professional expertise and life as a denizen of this eco-region to create a poetic book that functions as both conservation manifesto and memoir. Writing for a general audience, the author masterfully renders an evocative portrait to elucidate all that has been lost--vast herds of free-ranging antelope and bison, with attendant predators such as wolves, coyotes, and grizzly bears."--Choice

"A fascinating and approachable book that is suitable for students, scholars and nonacademic audiences who enjoy reading about the intersections between natural history and the environmental history of the American West."--H-Net Reviews

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