This Fragile Land: A Natural History of the Nebraska Sandhills

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U of Nebraska Press, 1 янв. 1995 г. - Всего страниц: 256
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The Nebraska Sandhills is the largest area of sand dunes in the western hemisphere, covering an area about as large as Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island combined. Unlike most dunes, the Sandhills region supports an astonishing variety of wildlife. Sixty million years ago the area lay submerged in a vast inland sea. As the land lifted and the waters receded, the sandhills were formed, built upon a sandy floor above a sandy basement. Paul A. Johnsgard's appreciation for the region includes its evolution, a process that continues today making a very special place, patiently shaped by water, wind, and time. Sometimes 450 feet higher than their sloping valleys, the hills themselves are almost entirely covered with plants that manage to survive on an unstable substrate and in a climate of merciless heat and cold. They provide homes and resting places for rare species and sustain the livelihoods of a remarkable variety of people. Though firmly established in science, this book is an extended love letter to the Sandhills region and its people, plants, and animals. Johnsgard is now in his third decade of research in the Sandhills. This Fragile Land lets others see what he sees, a land with a fascinating range of geological, biological, and ecological vistas. Paul A. Johnsgard is Foundation Professor of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Widely published throughout the English-speaking world, he has become a foremost authority on ornithology and bird behavior. His thirty-three books include Birds of the Great Plains, The Platte, Birds of the Rocky Mountains, Those of the Gray Wind, and Diving Birds of North America, all available from the University ofNebraska Press.

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In the manner of Aldo Leopold, Johnsgard writes with a love of the land, in a layman's tone, through the eyes of a scientist. Lay people reading this, however, may be somewhat discouraged by the ... Читать весь отзыв

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In the manner of Aldo Leopold, Johnsgard writes with a love of the land, in a layman's tone, through the eyes of a scientist. Lay people reading this, however, may be somewhat discouraged by the ... Читать весь отзыв

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List of Illustrations ix
7
Chapter
14
Chapter Four
34
Chapter
56
Chapter Eight
92
Chapter Nine
104
Chapter
116
Chapter Eleven
134
Time Scale of Cenozoic Events in North America
159
Distributional Checklist of Sandhills Birds
175
Central Sandhills Vascular Plant Taxa
195
Vernacular and Scientific Names of Plants and Animals
205
Glossary
225
Bibliography
235
Subject Index
249
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Paul A. Johnsgard is Foundation Professor of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska?Lincoln. Widely published throughout the English-speaking world, he has become a foremost authority on ornithology and bird behavior. His thirty-three books include Birds of the Great Plains, The Platte, Birds of the Rocky Mountains, Those of the Gray Wind, and Diving Birds of North America, all available from the University of Nebraska Press.

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