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Konza Prairie: A Tallgrass Natural History


Author: Reichman  O.J.
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Subject/Category: 9-12
Year Reviewed:: 2006
ISBN: 0700603077
Review: The Konza Prairie, the largest remaining tract of tallgrass prairie in North America, may not immediately demand attention. It is this unassuming beauty that O.J. Reichman, associate professor of biology at Kansas State University, deals with in his book. He introduces the ecology of the Konza from its prehistoric periods through what is being done to preserve the prairie today. The book reads easily and can fit into Kansas history units as readily as those dealing with more specific areas. Color photos along with pen and ink sketches help bring the prairie to life.

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