The Natural West: Environmental History in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains

The Natural West: Environmental History in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains

by Dan Flores

Hardcover

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806133041
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 06/15/2001
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dan Flores is retired as A. B. Hammond Professor of History at the University of Montana, Missoula. He is the author of numerous books, including Visions of the Big Sky: Painting and Photographing the Northern Rocky Mountain West and The Natural West: Environmental History in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: An Art of People and Place3
1.Nature's Children: Environmental History as Human Natural History9
2.The Ecology of the Red River in 1806: Peter Custis and Early Southwestern Natural History29
3.Bison Ecology and Bison Diplomacy Redux: Another Look at the Southern Plains from 1800 to 185050
4.Dreams and Beasts: The Grizzly and the West71
5.Place: Thinking about Bioregional History89
6.Islands in the Desert: The Rocky Mountains in Environmental History107
7.Zion in Eden: Phases of the Environmental History of Utah124
8.The Rocky Mountain West: Fragile Space, Diverse Place145
9.A Long Love Affair with an Uncommon County: Environmental History and the Future of the Great Plains164
10.The West That Was, and the West That Can Be: Western Restoration and the Twenty-first Century183
AppendixDiscoveries of Peter Custis201
Notes203
Bibliography239
Index273

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