Where the Sky Began: Land of the Tallgrass Prairie

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Iowa State University Press, 1995 - Nature - 326 pages

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This book is a rare combination of informed and informative writing with lyrical, poetic descriptions that create an unforgettable sense of place. If you have any feeling for the natural world ... Read full review

Contents

Beyond the Wooden Country
3
Fire Ice and Mountain
29
The Lawns of God
51
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George Olson recently retired from the faculty of the College of Wooster in Ohio, where he taught art from 1963 to 2000. His prairie plant studies have been shown widely in the U.S. and England, includ-ing more than thirty one-person exhibitions at such venues as the British Museum (Natural History), the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Royal Horticultural Society. John Madson (1923-1995) is considered the father of the modern prairie restoration movement; his books include Where the Sky Began (Iowa reprint 2004), Up on the River, Stories from Under the Sky, and Tallgrass Prairie.

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