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Prairie: A Natural History

The essence of our mission is to conserve a large piece of the remaining North American prairie, and if we had to recommend only one book to read in order to learn about the prairie ecosystem, this would be it.

In this beautifully laid out and cogently written second edition, Candace Savage takes you back to ancient geologic eras, immerses you in human history and guides you on a fascinating tour of the flora and fauna of yesterday’s and today’s prairies. Savage’s lively writing style imparts her deep knowledge of the prairie ecosystem and keeps the reader engaged throughout. There is something in this book for everyone, whether your interest is geology, human history or ecology.

Most importantly, Savage leaves the reader with a deep appreciation of the magnificent complexity of prairies and the importance of conserving them for future generations.