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The past, present, and future story of the Western and Midwestern grasslands--40% of our country--and of our own place in this land. In addressing one of today's hottest environmental topics, award-winning journalist Manning shows how the grass is not only our last connection to the natural world but a vital link to our own prehistoric roots.
Posted April 13, 2010
This is a great book that presents where we have been, where we are and where we might be headed in the American prairie and the American West. He includes a little bit of everything to paint a picture of this often forgot about place. Every person interested in farming, ranching, politics of place or environmentalism should read this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 30, 2002
Manning emphasizes the disappearance of the buffalo as maybe the most important fact of the last 150 years in the Plains states. He criticizes the actions of both the farmers and ranchers who have tamed the grasslands-the ranchers by placing the first fences and by farmers for digging up precious grasslands. Manning has his own saved prairie-land and hunts there. Why not? That is what the land was for 10,000 years. It is a book that will make people get out of their chairs and into the fight for the environment.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.