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Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Joe Truett

Abstract

Part autobiography, part philosophical rumination, this conservation odyssey explores the deep affinities between humans and our original habitat: grasslands. The book traces the evolutionary, historical, and cultural forces that have reshaped North American rangelands over the past two centuries. It introduces an intriguing cast of characters—wildlife and grasslands biologists, archaeologists, ranchers, and petroleum geologists—to illuminate a wide range of related topics: our love affair with turf and how it manifests in lawns and sports, the ecological and economic dimensions of ranching, t ... More

Keywords: conservation, grasslands, North American rangelands, lawns, ranching, cowboy culture, restoration ecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780520258396
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520258396.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joe Truett, author