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 foxes.
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 the prairies.
Co-published with the David Suzuki Foundation.