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Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date September 30, 2004
Pages 290
Binding Paperback
Edition Anv
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195174885
ISBN-10 0195174887
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $21.95
Other format details university press
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Summary
Personal recollections recreate experiences of two Dust Bowl communities. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the mid 1930s, North America's Great Plains faced one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in world history. Donald Worster's classic chronicle of the devastating years between 1929 and 1939 tells the story of the Dust Bowl in ecological as well as human terms.

Now, twenty-five years after his book helped to define the new field of environmental history, Worster shares his more recent thoughts on the subject of the land and how humans interact with it. In a new afterword, he links the Dust Bowl to current political, economic and ecological issues--including the American livestock industry's exploitation of the Great Plains, and the on-going problem of desertification, which has now become a global phenomenon. He reflects on the state of the plains today and the threat of a new dustbowl. He outlines some solutions that have been proposed, such as "the Buffalo Commons," where deer, antelope, bison and elk would once more roam freely, and suggests that we may yet witness a Great Plains where native flora and fauna flourish while applied ecologists show farmers how to raise food on land modeled after the natural prairies that once existed.


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Hardcover
25 anv edition from Oxford Univ Pr (August 13, 2004)
9780195174892 | details & prices | 290 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.34 lbs | List price $65.00
About: Personal recollections recreate experiences of two Dust Bowl communities.
Paperback
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Anv edition from Oxford Univ Pr (September 30, 2004)
9780195174885 | details & prices | 290 pages | 6.50 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $21.95
About: Personal recollections recreate experiences of two Dust Bowl communities.
Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (September 1, 1982)
9780195032123 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Personal recollections recreate experiences of two Dust Bowl communities

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