The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750 1920

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März 2014



This first book-length study of the bison by an environmental historian explains the decline of the North American bison population from an estimated 300 million in 1800 to fewer than 1,000 a century later, surveying both the ecological and social causes of the animal's destruction. 7 illustrations. 2 maps.


1. The grassland environment; 2. The genesis of the Nomads; 3. The Nomadic experiment; 4. The ascendancy of the market; 5. The wild and the tamed; 6. The return of the bison.


Andrew C. Isenberg is Professor of History at Temple University. Isenberg's research interests include environmental history, the history of the North American West, the United States from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, and the encounter between Euroamericans and natives. He is the author of Mining California: An Ecological History (2005) and the editor of The Nature of Cities: Culture, Landscape, and Urban Space (2006).


'This case study of extinction and the preservation of a species will have a wide appeal.' Library Journal 'Andrew Isenberg's The Destruction of the Bison ... a fascinating tale not least that of the bison's last-minute preservation.' New Scientist 'To be filed in this month's don't-judge-a-book-by-its-title category ... [Isenberg's] impassioned first book is much more than an ecological history of American wildlife.' Publisher's Weekly
EAN: 9780521771726
ISBN: 0521771722
Untertitel: 'Studies in Environment and His'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2014
Seitenanzahl: 220 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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