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The Great North American Prairie

A Literary Field Guide (Stories from Where We Live)

  • 229 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Milkweed Editions .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History - United States/State & Local,
  • People & Places - United States - Other,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • History,
  • Prairies,
  • Juvenile Geography,
  • Miscellanea,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • United States,
  • History - General,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections,
  • Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States,
  • Canada,
  • Natural history,
  • People & Places - Canada,
  • Great Plains

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsSara St. Antoine (Editor), Trudy Nicholson (Illustrator), Paul Mirocha (Illustrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8730910M
    ISBN 101571316450
    ISBN 109781571316455
    OCLC/WorldCa54487520

    The Great American Read is made possible by the Anne Ray Foundation and public television viewers. Additional engagement funding for The Great American Read is made possible by CPB. Prairie Living: A good go along book is One Day in the Prairie by Jean Craighead George. A prairie is a flat or hilly land covered with grasses. The first pioneers called them a “sea of grass”. The North American Prairie covers from central Texas to southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada.

      15 best North American novels of all time Fear and Loathing, The Grapes of Wrath, Moby-Dick: we pick the big, brave and occasionally brash best North American novels ever written. Ray Hillenbrand established the Prairie Edge concept in the early s with two primary purposes: Educate the public about and preserve the heritage and culture of the Northern Plains Indians. Provide Northern Plains Indian artists an outlet for their finest work (at a fair price to them).

    In this OurStory module from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History entitled Life in a Sod House, students will learn about life on the prairie and in sod houses. The module includes the interactive activity Building a Sod House, hands-on activities and a list of recommended readings related. OurStory is a series of modules designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring. Books are filled with the authors interpretation of stories told or researched. The books carried by our store are specialized writings about the Northern Plains tribes of North America. Prairie Edge carries a large selection of out-of-print books. These books include state .


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and Canada. It encompasses: The entirety of Nebraska, North Dakota, and South DakotaArea: 1, km² (, sq mi). Literature of the North American Prairie introduces young readers to the region's natural heritage.

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Series Title: Stories from where we live. Other Titles: Great North American Prairie: Responsibility: edited by Sara St. Antoine ; maps by Paul Mirocha ; illustrations by Trudy Nicholson. More information: Table of. The formation of the North American Prairies started with the uplift of the Rocky Mountains near mountains created a rain shadow that resulted in lower precipitation rates downwind.

The parent material of most prairie soil was distributed during the last glacial advance that began aboutyears ago. The glaciers expanding southward scraped the landscape, picking up geologic. The Great North American Prairie: A Literary Field Guide Stories from Where We Live: : Sara St.

Antoine, Trudy Nicholson, Paul Mirocha: Books5/5(1). Great Plains BISON traces the history and the ecology of this American symbol from the origins of the great herds that once dominated the prairie to their near extinction in the late nineteenth century and the subsequent efforts to restore the bison population.

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The book starts with an overview of North American natural history, describing the way grazing herbivores and grasses evolved together and formed a symbiotic relationship. These grasses evolved to depend on large grazing animals to remove old growth, stimulate new growth, and plant their seeds.

Prairie book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Over 2 million square miles of North America is covered in prairie, compris /5. The shortgrass prairie that was located in the driest part of the plain in the western edge against the Rocky Mountains, where grass grew only a foot tall.

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Today aboutbison are in captivity, kept on some 4, private : Live Science Staff.Grassland Birds: Hidden Gems of the Prairie About 40 species of North American birds are considered grassland specialists, but unfortunately, many populations have seen declines that mirror that of the bison.

Greater prairie-chickens are found in the upper Midwest, while lesser prairie-chickens live in the southern Great Plains.The area of native prairie known as the Great Plains once extended from Canada to the Mexican border and from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to western Indiana and Wisconsin.

Today the declines in prairie landscape types, estimated to be as high as 99%, exceed those of any other major ecosystem in North America. The overwhelming loss of landscape and accompanying loss of species.