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In its most extensive prime, the Texas Blackland Prairie formed a twelve-million-acre grassy swath across the state from near San Antonio north to the Red River. Perhaps less than one tenth of one percent of this vast prairie remain—small patches tucked away here and there, once serving as hay meadows or sprouting from rock too stony to plow. Matt White’s connections with both prairie plants and prairie people are evident in the stories of discovery and inspiration he tells as he tracks the ever dwindling parcels of tallgrass prairie in northeast Texas. In his search, he stumbles upon some unexpected fragments of virgin land, as well as some remarkable tales of both destruction and stewardship. Helping us understand what a prairie is and how to appreciate its beauty and importance, White also increases our awareness of prairies, past and present, so that we might champion their survival in whatever small plots remain.

Table of Contents

  1. cover
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  1. title page
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  1. copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Series Editor’s Foreword
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. Ingredients
  2. pp. 13-16
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  1. 1. Grass
  2. pp. 17-32
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  1. 2. Soil
  2. pp. 33-40
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  1. 3. Fire and Rain
  2. pp. 41-56
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  1. 4. Buffalo
  2. pp. 57-72
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  1. Discovering Dream Land
  2. pp. 73-75
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  1. 5. A Tale of Two Prairies
  2. pp. 77-92
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  1. 6. The Garden of Eden
  2. pp. 93-106
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  1. 7. The Lost Prairies
  2. pp. 107-118
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  1. 8. Dancing Chickens
  2. pp. 119-130
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  1. 9. Wide-Leaf False Aloe
  2. pp. 131-142
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  1. 10. Living History
  2. pp. 143-152
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  1. 11. Julian Reverchon’s Prairie
  2. pp. 153-164
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  1. 12. Where the Pavement Ends
  2. pp. 165-172
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  1. 13. A Girl Named Daphne
  2. pp. 173-182
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  1. 14. Manifest Destiny
  2. pp. 183-194
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  1. 15. The Bee-Loud Glade
  2. pp. 195-203
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  1. 16. Prairie Harvest
  2. pp. 203-210
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  1. 17. The Tallgrass Capital of Texas
  2. pp. 211-226
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  1. 18. Survival of the Fittest
  2. pp. 227-236
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  1. 19. Stalking the Wild Prairie Grass
  2. pp. 237-251
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781603445566
Print ISBN
9781585445011
MARC Record
OCLC
715188387
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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