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The Resource American bison : a natural history, Dale F. Lott ; with a foreword by Harry W. Greene

American bison : a natural history, Dale F. Lott ; with a foreword by Harry W. Greene

Label
American bison : a natural history
Title
American bison
Title remainder
a natural history
Statement of responsibility
Dale F. Lott ; with a foreword by Harry W. Greene
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
American bison takes us on a journey into the bison's past and shares a compelling vision for its future, offering along the way a valuable introduction to North American prairie ecology. Lott explores the social life and physiology of the bison, sharing stories about its impressive physical prowess and fascinating relationships. Describing the entire grassland community in which the bison live, he writes about the wolves, pronghorn, prairie dogs, grizzly bears, and other animals and plants, detailing the interdependent relationships among these inhabitants of a lost landscape. Lott also traces the long and dramatic relationship between the bison and Native Americans, and gives a surprising look at the history of the hide hunts that delivered the coup de grace to the already dwindling bison population in a few short years. Lott also dismantles many of the myths we have created about these ways of life, and about the bison in particular, to reveal the animal itself: ruminating, reproducing, and rutting in its full glory. His portrait of the bison ultimately becomes a plea to conserve its wildness and an eloquent meditation on the importance of the wild in our lives
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lott, Dale F
Dewey number
599.64/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.U53
LC item number
L68 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Organisms and environments
Series volume
6
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American bison
Label
American bison : a natural history, Dale F. Lott ; with a foreword by Harry W. Greene
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy032/2002000243.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-221)
Contents
  • pt. 2. The
  • machinery of a bison's life
  • 4.
  • Bison athletics
  • 5.
  • Digestion : grass to gas and chips
  • 6.
  • Temperature control
  • pt. 3.
  • Whence they came forth, and how much they multiplied
  • pt. 1.
  • 7.
  • Ancestors and relatives
  • 8.
  • How many : the bison population in primitive America
  • pt. 4. The
  • bison's neighborhood
  • 9. The
  • central grassland : where buffalo roam when they're at home
  • pt. 5. The
  • bison's neighbors
  • Relationships, relationships
  • 10.
  • Wolves and bison : myths and realities
  • 11.
  • Buffalo birds
  • 12.
  • Diseases and parasites
  • 13.
  • Pronghorn
  • 14.
  • Prairie dogs
  • 1.
  • 15.
  • Badgers
  • 16.
  • Coyotes
  • 17.
  • Grizzlies
  • 18.
  • Ferrets
  • pt. 6.
  • Human and buffalo
  • Bull to bull and cow to bull
  • 19.
  • Close encounters of the buffalo kind
  • 20.
  • To kill a bison -
  • 21.
  • Bison numbers before the great slaughter
  • 22.
  • Where have all the bison gone
  • 23.
  • Attitudes
  • 2.
  • 24.
  • Conservation : then and now
  • 25. A
  • Great Plains park
  • Cow to cow
  • 3.
  • Cow to calf
Control code
ocm48803709
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 229 p.
Isbn
9780520233386
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002000243
Other physical details
ill.
Label
American bison : a natural history, Dale F. Lott ; with a foreword by Harry W. Greene
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy032/2002000243.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-221)
Contents
  • pt. 2. The
  • machinery of a bison's life
  • 4.
  • Bison athletics
  • 5.
  • Digestion : grass to gas and chips
  • 6.
  • Temperature control
  • pt. 3.
  • Whence they came forth, and how much they multiplied
  • pt. 1.
  • 7.
  • Ancestors and relatives
  • 8.
  • How many : the bison population in primitive America
  • pt. 4. The
  • bison's neighborhood
  • 9. The
  • central grassland : where buffalo roam when they're at home
  • pt. 5. The
  • bison's neighbors
  • Relationships, relationships
  • 10.
  • Wolves and bison : myths and realities
  • 11.
  • Buffalo birds
  • 12.
  • Diseases and parasites
  • 13.
  • Pronghorn
  • 14.
  • Prairie dogs
  • 1.
  • 15.
  • Badgers
  • 16.
  • Coyotes
  • 17.
  • Grizzlies
  • 18.
  • Ferrets
  • pt. 6.
  • Human and buffalo
  • Bull to bull and cow to bull
  • 19.
  • Close encounters of the buffalo kind
  • 20.
  • To kill a bison -
  • 21.
  • Bison numbers before the great slaughter
  • 22.
  • Where have all the bison gone
  • 23.
  • Attitudes
  • 2.
  • 24.
  • Conservation : then and now
  • 25. A
  • Great Plains park
  • Cow to cow
  • 3.
  • Cow to calf
Control code
ocm48803709
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 229 p.
Isbn
9780520233386
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002000243
Other physical details
ill.

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