History & ecology: studies of the Grassland
James C. Malin (1893-1979) was a pioneering historian of the Midwest, trained in ecology, agronomy, and social science methodology. His holistic view of human and natural history produced brilliant and still controversial interpretations. This collection makes accessible a broad selection from among his eighteen books and nearly one hundred articles.
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Factors in Grassland Equilibrium
ClosedSpace Doctrines of Turner and Mackinder
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Abilene acreage acres adaptation agricultural American animals average base behavior Bluestem Pastures Buckeye Township buffalo bushels cattle census century Chase County civilization climate conspicuous corn crop culture decade depression desert Dickinson County drouth dust storms early east eastern ecological Edwards County emphasized environment especially fact factors farm operators farmers forest frontier geographical grass grassland herds historian horses human Ibid idea important Indian industry influence Kansas City Kansas Historical Quarterly Kansas River Kinsley land later legumes livestock Malin ment migration Missouri River native natural northern number of farm occupation percent period pioneer plains plants plow prairie present problem production railroad rainfall belt ranch range records reported Saline County samples season settlement settlers significance social soil sorghum southern stability subhumid succession Texas tion Turner Turnover of Farm United Valley vegetation Wayne Township western whole winter wheat