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American Serengeti

Dan L. Flores

American Serengeti

the last big animals of the Great Plains

by Dan L. Flores

  • 278 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Environmental degradation,
  • Grassland animals,
  • Animals,
  • Nature,
  • Wildlife conservation,
  • Grassland ecology,
  • Effect of human beings on,
  • Predatory animals,
  • Environmental conditions,
  • Natural history,
  • Human-animal relationships,
  • Herbivores,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-196) and index.

    StatementDan Flores
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL155 .F55 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination213 pages
    Number of Pages213
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27221633M
    ISBN 100700622276
    ISBN 109780700622276
    LC Control Number2015049990
    OCLC/WorldCa928490311

    His most recent books— Coyote America and American Serengeti —are two of the most enlightening and informative books on the West’s natural history that I have ever read. The former is a biography of the coyote, a surprisingly fascinating animal with a rich and severely misunderstood history.   'American Serengeti,' 'Imperial Plots' named book prize finalists Craig Chandler | University Communications Two books showing vastly different yet fascinating facets of the Great Plains are the finalists for the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, which seeks out outstanding scholarship on any Great Plains topic.

    In American Serengeti I quote from the memoir of a cowboy who rode up onto a Plains tableland in to find no grizzlies, no wolves, no bison left—only wild horses, pronghorns and coyotes, the last survivors. The scene struck him as miragelike, as well it would have. What are the earliest accounts of .   american serengeti Very interesting book on the American great Plains. Has an intro and conclusion. The body is broken into segments of the various animals of the plains area. Great way to do this. There was a number of reviews about the narrator doing a poor job. I thought he did a fine job. Very well worth the time to listen to/5(31).

      American Serengeti takes its place alongside these celebratory works, showing us the grazers and predators of the plains against the vast opalescent distances, the blue mountains shimmering on the horizon, the great rippling tracts of yellowed grasslands. Far from the empty "flyover country" of recent times, this landscape is alive with a 4/5(1).   American Serengeti is Dan Flores’ natural history of the American Great Plains throughout years of human presence. According to the author, the book is the “Big History” of two lost worlds, both of which were destroyed by humans. The first Lost World was a larger, more diverse collection of animals than that found on the African Serengeti today: elephants, giant bison.


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American Serengeti is Dan Flores’ natural history of the American Great Plains throughout years of human presence. According to the author, the book is the “Big History” of two lost worlds, both of which were destroyed by humans/5(77).

In this book, American Serengeti, Flores described the drama of the Great Plains from a perspective that spanned millions of years, going back long before humans.

It highlights the sagas of six species. The notion of “climax state” asserts that ecosystems can achieve enduring balance and stability. Flores doesn’t believe in climax states/5. This is a book worth reading by anyone interested in the history of the American West."--R.

Douglas Hurt, Head Fellow of the Agricultural History Society, Associate Fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies "As sweeping and expansive as the Great Plains themselves, Dan Flores's American Serengeti is 'Big History' at its best.

Personal Brand: University Press of Kansas. american serengeti Very interesting book on the American great Plains. Has an intro and conclusion.

The body is broken into segments of the various animals of the plains area. Great way to do this. There was a number of reviews about the narrator doing a poor job. I thought he did a fine job.

Very well worth the time to listen to. Written by an author who has done breakthrough work on the histories of several of these animals--including bison, wild horses, and coyotes--American Serengeti is as rigorous in its research as it is intimate in its sense of wonder--the most deeply informed, closely observed view we have of the Great Plains' wild heritage"-- Provided by publisher.

Winner of the Stubbendieck Great Plains American Serengeti book Book Prize America's Great Plains once possessed one of the American Serengeti book wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa.

Book Description: America's Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa. Written by an author who has done breakthrough work on the histories of several of these animals—including bison, wild horses, and coyotes— American Serengeti is as rigorous in its research as it is intimate in its sense of wonder—the most deeply informed, closely observed view we have of the Great Plains' wild heritage.

Written by an author who has done breakthrough work on the histories of several of these animals—including bison, wild horses, and coyotes— American Serengeti is as rigorous in its research as it is intimate in its sense of wonder—the most deeply informed, closely observed view we have of the Great Plains’ wild heritage.

Dan Flores, in his new and richly detailed book, “American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains,” acknowledges the emptiness that drivers encounter when traveling in the continent’s interior from El Paso, Texas, to Edmonton, Alberta.

Find books like American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked A. This is a book worth reading by anyone interested in the history of the American West."--R.

Douglas Hurt, Head Fellow of the Agricultural History Society, Associate Fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies "As sweeping and expansive as the Great Plains themselves, Dan Flores's American Serengeti is 'Big History' at its best/5().

Written by an author who has done breakthrough work on the histories of several of these animals--including bison, wild horses, and coyotes--American Serengeti is as rigorous in its research as it is intimate in its sense of wonder--the most deeply informed, closely observed view we have of the Great Plains' wild heritage" American Serengeti | Winner of the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize America's Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South : University Press of Kansas.

This book is well researched, topical, and beautifully written. It is also sobering. Flores sets the stage by describing the pre-nineteenth-century Great Plains as an American Serengeti teeming with animals, most of which were gone by Author: Susan Nance.

-- Karl Jacoby, author of Crimes against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation " American Serengeti is Dan Flores's love song to the Great Plains, with each verse a fond embrace of one of its own--grizzlies and bison, pronghorns and coyotes.5/5(1).

Written by an author who has done breakthrough work on the histories of several of these animals-including bison, wild horses, and coyotes-American Serengeti is as rigorous in its research as it isintimate in its sense of wonder-the most deeply informed, closely observed view we have of the Great Plains' wild heritage.

(source: Nielsen Book Data). Books. Flores is the author of ten books. Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History (New York: Basic/Perseus, ) American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, )Alma mater: Northwestern State University, Texas A&M.

American Serengeti is Dan Flores’ natural history of the American Great Plains throughout years of human presence. According to the author, the book is the “Big History” of two lost worlds, both of which were destroyed by humans/5(98).

American Serengeti is Dan Flores’ natural history of the American Great Plains throughout years of human presence. According to the author, the book is the “Big History” of two lost worlds, both of which were destroyed by humans/5(99). 'American Serengeti' wins Stubbendieck Great Plains book prize Craig Chandler | University Communications Two hundred years ago, the Great Plains was a wild place brimming with such classic North American mammals as bison, pronghorn.

Listen to "American Serengeti The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains" by Dan Flores available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Michael Kramer. Start a free day trial today and get your first audiobook free. America's Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world3/4(2).

Dan Flores alerts us to that in his award-winning book, American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains, where he chronicles the dazzling animal abundance that rendered John James Audubon speechless in the s.

The tale that then unfolded was a sorrowful one: where species after delightful species was hunted to the very brink of.