ISBN13:978-0521003483 ISBN10: 0521003482 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0521771726 ISBN10: 0521771722
Summary: Thirty million North American bison roamed the plains in 1800. A century later, only 1,000 bison remained, a precipitous decline that is explained for the first time by an environmental historian, Andrew Isenberg. In The Destruction of the Bison, Isenberg argues that ecological and social changes caused the near-extinction of the bison. Problems caused by drought and the introduction of new, domesticated livestock were compounded by new, more aggressive kinds of biso
n hunting by mounted Indian nomads and commercial Euroamerican hidehunters.
Summary: Thirty million North American bison roamed the plains in 1800. A century later, only 1,000 bison remained, a precipitous decline that is explained for the first time by an environmental historian, Andrew Isenberg. In The Destruction of the Bison, Isenberg argues that ecological and social changes caused the near-extinction of the bison. Problems caused by drought and the introduction of new, domesticated livestock were compounded by new, more aggressive kinds of bison hunting by mounted Indian nomads and commercial Euroamerican hidehunters. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:00 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 01/28/2001 International: No
''This case study of extinction and the preservation of a species will have a wide appeal.''
-- Library Journal
Submitted by Publisher, March, 2001
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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.
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