The Resource The grasslands of the United States : an environmental history, James E. Sherow, (electronic resource)

The grasslands of the United States : an environmental history, James E. Sherow, (electronic resource)

Label
The grasslands of the United States : an environmental history
Title
The grasslands of the United States
Title remainder
an environmental history
Statement of responsibility
James E. Sherow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Grasslands of the United States offers an authoritative, eye-opening survey of the environmental history of the American grasslands, exploring the ecological, social, and economic networks enmeshing humans in this biome." "From the end of the Ice Age to the present, The Grasslands of the United States explores the historical and ecological dimensions of human interaction with North America's grasslands, providing expert assessment of ongoing problems such as depopulation, soil erosion, polluted streams, and depleted groundwater aquifers. It offers a fascinating environmental history of an extraordinary biome, involving readers in issues ranging from the extinction of the mammoth to the consequences of urbanization and genetically modified crops."--Jacket
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CaPaEBR
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Sherow, James Earl
Index
index present
LC call number
GF503
LC item number
.S54 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Nature and human societies series
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  • Human ecology
  • Indians of North America
  • Grassland ecology
  • Nature
  • United States
Label
The grasslands of the United States : an environmental history, James E. Sherow, (electronic resource)
Link
http://libraries.ou.edu/access.aspx?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/sooner/Doc?id=10178194
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The emergence of grassland relationships pre-1500 CE -- The arrival of the immigrants -- What is a grass? -- The Pleistocene scene -- Climatic changes -- Archaic to Anasazi -- Plains woodland and plains village cultures -- On the eve of European contact -- References -- 2. The unraveling of the wild grasslands -- Animal distributions, grassland patterns, and soil types -- Little Ice Age -- Human population and subsistence patterns -- Caddo, Jumano, Apache, and Pueblo exchanges and trade patterns -- Arrival of European diseases -- Contact and consequences -- The rise of the Comanche Empire -- New arrivals and ways of ecological adaptation -- Enter the Cheyennes, Arapahos, and Sioux -- The memes of trade and culture -- Collapse of the grassland biome -- The beginnings of the domesticated grassland -- The bridge between the wild and domestic grasslands -- References -- 3. The urbanized and domesticated grasslands -- The urban eclipse of the agricultural economy -- Euro-American market culture values and land-grant colleges -- Market culture values and commodification -- Farming systems -- Domestic grasses -- The irrigation crusade -- Irrigation crusade -- Irrigation court cases -- Enter federal reclamation -- Bonanza farms -- Open-range ranching -- War and the grasslands -- The Dust Bowl -- The New Deal and World War II -- References -- 4. The most endangered ecosystem on earth -- Artistic portrayals of the grasslands -- Grassland park systems -- Urbanized grasslands -- Contemporary grassland hydrology -- Changes in farming and rural demographics -- Environmental problems associated with modern agriculture -- Traditional conservation in the grasslands -- Alternative agriculture -- Environmentalism in the grasslands -- A buffalo commons in the making? -- Future directions -- References -- 5. Case studies -- Case study : State making and unmaking (and making it back at all) : following Zebulon Pike across the Plains in 1806 -- A young nation and a young soldier facing West -- Making it in the grasslands -- A desert no more -- References -- Case study : Wetlands of the American Grasslands -- Wetland hydrology -- Wetland flora and fauna -- Humans and plains wetlands -- References -- Case study : John Wesley Powell and the Rocky Mountain West -- Powell's life -- Geology of the Rocky Mountains -- Learning the geography of the Rocky Mountains -- Pre-contact mountain biomes -- Fur companies, Indian peoples, and miners -- Forests and parks -- The West's reservoirs -- The urbanized mountains -- The West's playground or the nation's energy reserve? -- Powell's unrealized dream -- References -- Documents -- Important people, events, and concepts -- Chronology
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 389 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781851097203
Isbn Type
(hard copy : alk. paper)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 3042402-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3042402
  • (Sirsi) ebr10178194
  • (OCoLC)518426133
Label
The grasslands of the United States : an environmental history, James E. Sherow, (electronic resource)
Link
http://libraries.ou.edu/access.aspx?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/sooner/Doc?id=10178194
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The emergence of grassland relationships pre-1500 CE -- The arrival of the immigrants -- What is a grass? -- The Pleistocene scene -- Climatic changes -- Archaic to Anasazi -- Plains woodland and plains village cultures -- On the eve of European contact -- References -- 2. The unraveling of the wild grasslands -- Animal distributions, grassland patterns, and soil types -- Little Ice Age -- Human population and subsistence patterns -- Caddo, Jumano, Apache, and Pueblo exchanges and trade patterns -- Arrival of European diseases -- Contact and consequences -- The rise of the Comanche Empire -- New arrivals and ways of ecological adaptation -- Enter the Cheyennes, Arapahos, and Sioux -- The memes of trade and culture -- Collapse of the grassland biome -- The beginnings of the domesticated grassland -- The bridge between the wild and domestic grasslands -- References -- 3. The urbanized and domesticated grasslands -- The urban eclipse of the agricultural economy -- Euro-American market culture values and land-grant colleges -- Market culture values and commodification -- Farming systems -- Domestic grasses -- The irrigation crusade -- Irrigation crusade -- Irrigation court cases -- Enter federal reclamation -- Bonanza farms -- Open-range ranching -- War and the grasslands -- The Dust Bowl -- The New Deal and World War II -- References -- 4. The most endangered ecosystem on earth -- Artistic portrayals of the grasslands -- Grassland park systems -- Urbanized grasslands -- Contemporary grassland hydrology -- Changes in farming and rural demographics -- Environmental problems associated with modern agriculture -- Traditional conservation in the grasslands -- Alternative agriculture -- Environmentalism in the grasslands -- A buffalo commons in the making? -- Future directions -- References -- 5. Case studies -- Case study : State making and unmaking (and making it back at all) : following Zebulon Pike across the Plains in 1806 -- A young nation and a young soldier facing West -- Making it in the grasslands -- A desert no more -- References -- Case study : Wetlands of the American Grasslands -- Wetland hydrology -- Wetland flora and fauna -- Humans and plains wetlands -- References -- Case study : John Wesley Powell and the Rocky Mountain West -- Powell's life -- Geology of the Rocky Mountains -- Learning the geography of the Rocky Mountains -- Pre-contact mountain biomes -- Fur companies, Indian peoples, and miners -- Forests and parks -- The West's reservoirs -- The urbanized mountains -- The West's playground or the nation's energy reserve? -- Powell's unrealized dream -- References -- Documents -- Important people, events, and concepts -- Chronology
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 389 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781851097203
Isbn Type
(hard copy : alk. paper)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 3042402-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3042402
  • (Sirsi) ebr10178194
  • (OCoLC)518426133

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