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Emerald Horizon The History of Nature in Iowa

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ISBN-10: 1587296322

ISBN-13: 9781587296321

Edition: 2008

Authors: Cornelia F. Mutel

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In "The Emerald Horizon," Cornelia Mutel combines lyrical writing with meticulous scientific research to portray the environmental past, present, and future of Iowa. In doing so, she ties all of Iowa's natural features into one comprehensive whole. Since so much of the tallgrass state has been transformed into an agricultural landscape, Mutel focuses on understanding today's natural environment by understanding yesterday's changes. After summarizing the geological, archaeological, and ecological features that shaped Iowa's modern landscape, she recreates the once-wild native communities that existed prior to Euroamerican settlement. Next she examines the dramatic changes that overtook…    
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 3/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Setting the Stage
A Miracle of Sight, Scent, and Sound
The Great Transformation
Prairies Today
Oak Woodlands and Bottomland Forests Today
Restoring Nature's Systems
Present Quandaries, Future Quests
Epilogue
Common and Scientific Names of Native and Naturalized Plants in the Text
Bibliographic Acknowledgments
References Cited
Index