Told in the author''s distinctively
enchanting style, this bestselling guide to one of the largest
ecosystems in North America is now updated.
Authoritative, detailed, and
scientifically up-to-date, Prairie: A Natural History
provides a comprehensive, non-technical guide to the biology and
ecology of the prairies, the Great Plains grasslands of North
America. This edition has been updated to include a new preface,
new information about declining bird species, enhanced protection
of bison, the effect of industrialization on the prairies, and the
effect of the increase in coyote numbers on red foxes and swift
Extending from Alberta south to the
Mississippi River, the prairies are among the largest ecosystems in
North America. Until recently, they were also one of the richest
and most magnificent natural grasslands in the world. Today they
are among the most altered environments on Earth.
Illustrated with spectacular
full-colour photographs and elegant black-and-white line drawings,
this authoritative reference and easy-to-read guide is a must for
anyone who wants to know more about the dazzling natural variety of
Published in partnership with the
David Suzuki Foundation.