The Nebraska Sandhills (Hardcover)

The Nebraska Sandhills By Monica Norby (Editor), Dr. Judy Diamond (Editor), Aaron Sutherlen (Editor), Sherilyn C. Fritz (Editor), Kim Hachiya (Editor), Doug Norby (Editor), Michael Forsberg (Editor), Michael Boehm (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Monica Norby (Editor), Dr. Judy Diamond (Editor), Aaron Sutherlen (Editor), Sherilyn C. Fritz (Editor), Kim Hachiya (Editor), Doug Norby (Editor), Michael Forsberg (Editor), Michael Boehm (Foreword by)
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“Like a rumpled wool blanket, the Nebraska Sandhills spreads out over twenty thousand square miles of north central Nebraska and is the largest stabilized dune field in the Western Hemisphere. It is also the largest intact mixed-grass prairie left on the continent.”

This description by photographer Michael Forsberg alludes to the exceptional physical geography of the Nebraska Sandhills, a place of rolling grasslands, rivers, and wetlands created by the Ogallala Aquifer that underlies the region. Home to abundant wildlife, from pronghorn antelope to sandhill cranes, the Sandhills are an ecological treasure. Dotted with ranches and small towns, the Sandhills are rich with deep cultural history, including those of Indigenous peoples, settlers, Black homesteaders, immigrants, ecotourists, and some adventurous golfers.

The Nebraska Sandhills features nearly forty essays about the history, people, geography, geology, ecology, and conservation of the Nebraska Sandhills. Illustrated with hundreds of remarkable color photographs of the area, this is the most up-to-date and illuminating portrayal of this remarkable yet largely unknown region of the United States.
 


Product Details
ISBN: 9781496235831
ISBN-10: 1496235835
Publisher: Bison Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English