Sunday, December 6, 2009

Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild

Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild
by Michael Forsberg [917.8 qFor]

Michael Forsberg was the driving force behind this project. He found the funding and enlisted the writing skills of Ted Kooser, Dan O'Brien and Dan Wishart. The book is filled with breath-taking images of the sparse beauty of the Great Plains. This is an area that is often referred to as the "flyover zone" by impatient people who require beauty to jump to out at them as it does in the majestic Rockies. Here one must be patient and wait for the land to reveal its subtle beauty in the waving grasses and cloud-dotted azure skies. University of Nebraska geography professor Dan Wishart describes how the Great Plains evolved geologically and culturally. South Dakota rancher and writer Dan O'Brien wrote essays about small towns that are fading into oblivion and water, the most important commodity in the Great Plains. This book is more than trip through the beauty of the Great Plains. It is a compelling argument to preserve what remains of the greatest grassland in the world. -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department

[Also available in audiotape, book-on-cd, and Large Print formats.][ official Great Plains page on the official Michael Forsberg web site ]

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