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Last Stand George Bird Grinnell The Battle To Save The Buffalo And The Birth Of The New West

Author : Michael Punke
ISBN : 9780008189358
Genre : History
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From the #1 international bestselling author of THE REVENANT – the book that inspired the award-winning movie – comes the fascinating story of America’s first battle over the environment.

House Of Lost Worlds

Author : Richard Conniff
ISBN : 9780300220605
Genre : Science
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This fascinating book tells the story of how one museum changed ideas about dinosaurs, dynasties, and even the story of life on earth. The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, now celebrating its 150th anniversary, has remade the way we see the world. Delving into the museum’s storied and colorful past, award-winning author Richard Conniff introduces a cast of bold explorers, roughneck bone hunters, and visionary scientists. Some became famous for wresting Brontosaurus, Triceratops, and other dinosaurs from the earth, others pioneered the introduction of science education in North America, and still others rediscovered the long-buried glory of Machu Picchu. In this lively tale of events, achievements, and scandals from throughout the museum’s history. Readers will encounter renowned paleontologist O. C. Marsh who engaged in ferocious combat with his “Bone Wars” rival Edward Drinker Cope, as well as dozens of other intriguing characters. Nearly 100 color images portray important figures in the Peabody’s history and special objects from the museum’s 13-million-item collections. For anyone with an interest in exploring, understanding, and protecting the natural world, this book will deliver abundant delights.

Spare The Birds

Author : Carolyn Merchant
ISBN : 9780300224924
Genre : Nature
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In 1887, a year after founding the Audubon Society, explorer and conservationist George Bird Grinnell launched Audubon Magazine. The magazine constituted one of the first efforts to preserve bird species decimated by the women’s hat trade, hunting, and loss of habitat. Within two years, however, for practical reasons, Grinnell dissolved both the magazine and the society. Remarkably, Grinnell’s mission was soon revived by women and men who believed in it, and the work continues today. In this, the only comprehensive history of the first Audubon Society (1886–1889), Carolyn Merchant presents the exceptional story of George Bird Grinnell and his writings and legacy. The book features Grinnell’s biographies of ornithologists John James Audubon and Alexander Wilson and his editorials and descriptions of Audubon’s bird paintings. This primary documentation combined with Carolyn Merchant’s insightful analysis casts new light on Grinnell, the origins of the first Audubon Society, and the conservation of avifauna.

Bison Delights

Author : Habeeb Salloum
ISBN : 0889772150
Genre : Cooking
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The Middle East and the Prairie West meet--deliciously--in this cookbook of over 100 recipes developed by Canada's foremost expert in Arab cuisine. Habeeb Salloum spent his childhood on the Saskatchewan prairies, the son of Syrian homesteaders who thrived during the depression and drought of the 1930s by growing the dryland crops of their homeland. In this cookbook, Salloum returns not only to his childhood home, but to the historical sustainer of life on the prairies--the bison.

The Buffalo Hunters

Author : Mari Sandoz
ISBN : 080321880X
Genre : History
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The destruction of the great buffalo herds is the theme of a study of the American West that presents accounts of Indian ambushes, hairbreadth escapes, gambling and gunfights, military expeditions, and famous frontier characters. Reprint.

The Settlement Of America

Author : James A. Crutchfield
ISBN : 9781317454618
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Settlement of America enables students to consider multiple viewpoints (Native Americans, explorers, fur traders, settlers, immigrants, women, politicians, and businessmen); appreciate diverse historical perspectives; understand historical continuity and change, and recognize how the movement westward forever changed the national character.

The Revenant

Author : Michael Punke
ISBN : 9781250066633
Genre : Fiction
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out, crawling at first, across hundreds of miles of uncharted American frontier. Based on a true story, The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.

Die Letzten Bisons

Author : Michael Punke
ISBN : 9783492975988
Genre : History
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Er ist mit der Prärie und Kultur der Indianer verbunden wie kaum ein anderes Tier: der Bison. Doch im ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert ist von den einst 30 Millionen Exemplaren nur noch ein Dutzend übrig. Denn das Land im Westen gilt als Wunderkammer, reich an Bodenschätzen und kostbaren Tieren, die von weißen Abenteurern und Jägern auf der Suche nach ihrem Stück vom Glück rücksichtslos ausgebeutet wird. Als schließlich der Naturwissenschaftler und Journalist George Bird Grinnell auf einer Zugreise mit einer Büffelherde kollidiert, steht für ihn fest, dass er die Ausrottung der stolzen Riesen verhindern muss ... Ein leidenschaftlicher Kampf beginnt, der auch erstmals ins öffentliche Bewusstsein rückt, wie schutzbedürftig Amerikas einzigartige Landschaft ist. Eine packende Geschichte, die aktueller ist denn je und mitten hineinführt in den Wilden Westen.

Reconsidering Canadian Curriculum Studies

Author : Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
ISBN : 9781137008978
Genre : Education
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Comprised of chapters written by established Canadian curriculum scholars as well as junior scholars and graduate students, this collection of essays provoke readers to imagine the different ways in which educational researchers can engage the narrative inquiry within the broader field of curriculum studies.

Cheyenne Autumn

Author : Mari Sandoz
ISBN : 0803292120
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Records the struggles of the northern Cheyenne who battled the United States Cavalry in an effort to return to their Yellowstone homelands

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