Great Plains: American’s Lingering Wild

Great Plains: American’s Lingering Wild
Author: 
Michael Forsberg
Publisher: 
University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 
2009
ISBN: 
978–0–226–25725–9

Cloth, 260 pp., $45.00

Stunningly gorgeous photographs by Michael Forsberg capture the beauty and diversity of the Great Plains, its animal life, and the effects of human habitation on this region in the center of North America. Consisting of more than one million square miles covering an area from Canada to Mexico, this landscape has been home to a diverse flora and fauna. Forsberg, wildlife biologist Dan O’Brien, and historical geographer David Wishart describe various habitats in this sensitive and informative text. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser describes his admiration for this work in this book’s foreward. Highly recommended.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
12
Number: 
2