Island in the Plains: A Black Hills Natural History

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Big Earth Publishing, Jun 1, 2003 - Nature - 288 pages
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A land of incredible biological diversity, the Black Hills are steeped in the legends and mystique of many different cultures. Island in the Plains contains tales of prehistoric dinosaurs and Ice Age mammoths, mighty bison and tiny mountain pine beetles, industrious beavers and majestic elk. Other chapters feature the migrations of the Plains Indians, the cultural history of Inyan Kara Mountain, and the search for fossil cycads from the Jurassic period. Island in the Plains is required reading for anyone who wishes to learn the fascinating story behind the rugged exterior of the Black Hills.
 

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Contents

Call of the Hills
1
Black Hills Evolution
7
Black Hills Ice Age
18
A Geology Road Log
32
The Search for Fossil Cycads
62
Black Hills Dinosauria
78
Black Hills Biodiversity
90
Fire in the Forest
111
To Gather Stone
147
Black Hills Wapiti
169
Night Flight
181
At the Beaver Ponds
192
Across the Red Valley
223
A Conservation Legacy
246
Index
266
Copyright

A World Under the Bark
138

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