Morning Comes to Elk Mountain
Dispatches from the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (Southwestern Nature Writing Series #1)
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The national wildlife refuge that’s the focus of the book was among the first established by President Theodore Roosevelt. He helped save the Wichitas from miners and land speculators, and instead the harsh yet scenic area became the nation’s first bison refuge, established to keep this American icon from slipping into extinction.
Today the refuge hosts more than a million visitors a year, most of them coming to hike the trails, climb the rocks, photograph bison and prairie dogs, or simply commune with a beautiful, wild area that remains a spiritual landscape for the Kiowa and Comanche Indians who call it home.
Praise For Morning Comes to Elk Mountain: Dispatches from the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (Southwestern Nature Writing Series #1)…
"Illustrated with an inset section of 20 memorable color photographs, Morning Comes to Elk Mountain is a fine balance of memoir, natural history, Native American history, and geology. . . . [T]he next best thing to visiting the rolling natural landscape in person. Highly recommended."--Midwest Book Review
"Lantz takes us on a year's journey of season changes and wildlife adventure. . . . The writing is superb as he describes buffalo, prairie dogs, elk, dark water beetles, wildflowers, and all manner of the life in the Wichita Mountains."--Association of Region XI Libraries
"Lantz's intricate descriptions of plant and animal life, accompanied by more than twenty color photographs, provide a glimpse into the area's fascinating natural history that newcomers, residents, and regular visitors will all appreciate. With almost forty years of experience in the region, Lantz's familiarity with place and his clear prose are his strongest assets and represent nature writing at its finest. . . . Morning Comes to Elk Mountain is essential reading for anyone interested in the natural history of the southern Plains."--Chronicles of Oklahoma
University of North Texas Press, 9781574415278, 272pp.
Publication Date: September 4, 2013