American Bison: A Natural History
"American Bison "combines the latest scientific information and one man's personal experience in an homage to one of the most magnificent animals to have roamed America's vast, vanished grasslands. Dale F. Lott, a distinguished behavioral ecologist who was born on the National Bison Range and has studied the buffalo for many years, relates what is known about this iconic animal's life in the wild and its troubled history with humans. Written with unusual grace and verve, "American Bison "takes us on a journey into the bison's past and shares a compelling vision for its future, offering along the way a valuable introduction to North American prairie ecology. We become Lott's companions in the field as he acquaints us with the social life and physiology of the bison, sharing stories about its impressive physical prowess and fascinating relationships. Describing the entire grassland community in which the bison live, he writes about the wolves, pronghorn, prairie dogs, grizzly bears, and other animals and plants, detailing the interdependent relationships among these inhabitants of a lost landscape. Lott also traces the long and dramatic relationship between the bison and Native Americans, and gives a surprising look at the history of the hide hunts that delivered the coup de grace to the already dwindling bison population in a few short years. This book gives us a peek at the rich and unique ways of life that evolved in the heart of America. Lott also dismantles many of the myths we have created about these ways of life, and about the bison in particular, to reveal the animal itself: ruminating, reproducing, and rutting in its full glory. His portrait of the bison ultimately becomes a plea to conserve its wildness and an eloquent meditation on the importance of the wild in our lives."
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This is a great book. I picked it up just to find out about the historical numbers of bison, which was discussed, but found the rest of the book so engaging that I read it straight through. The book ... Read full review
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This rare jewel of a book is the most extensive description of bison natural history ever published. It will be of value to the scholar as a synthesis and state-of-the-art review, but at the same ... Read full review
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Dale Lott wrote this statement in the preface to his 2002 book, American Bison: a Natural History. His words hint at why he will be missed: his clarity of ...
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American bison: a natural history, it is much. more.It is an engaging story about the ecology. of the Great Plains, set in the context of how ...
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engaging American bison: a natural history, the. behaviour, ecology and conservation as well as the. evolutionary and more recent history of the species are ...
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American Bison: A Natural History. University of California Press, London, England. 229. pp. Truett, jc, M. Phillips, K. Kunkel and R. Miller. 2001. ...
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