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A Natural History of the Heart of North America: Revised Edition

Candace Savage


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Candace Savage's acclaimed and beautifully written guide to the ecology of the prairies, now revised and updated.

Praise for the previous edition of Prairie:
"Impelled with its sense of the miraculous in nature."--Globe and Mail

This revised edition of Prairie features a new preface along with updated research on the effects of climate change on an increasingly vulnerable landscape.

It also offers new information on:
- conservation of threatened species, including the black-tailed prairie dog and farmland birds;
- grassland loss and conservation;
- the health of rivers and the water table;
- the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on prairie wetlands;
- the benefits of regenerative agriculture.

Illustrated with elegant black-and-white line drawings and maps, this award-winning tome continues to be a highly readable guide to understanding the ecology, geological history, biodiversity, and resilience of the prairies.

Greystone Books, 9781771645942, 336pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2020

About the Author

Candace Savage is the author of more than two dozen books, including Bird Brains, the children's picture book Hello, Crow!, and A Geography of Blood, which won the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Savage is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and in 1994 she was inducted into the Honor Roll of the Rachel Carson Institute. She shares her time between homes in Eastend and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.