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The Resource Restoring the tallgrass prairie : an illustrated manual for Iowa and the upper Midwest, by Shirley Shirley

Restoring the tallgrass prairie : an illustrated manual for Iowa and the upper Midwest, by Shirley Shirley

Label
Restoring the tallgrass prairie : an illustrated manual for Iowa and the upper Midwest
Title
Restoring the tallgrass prairie
Title remainder
an illustrated manual for Iowa and the upper Midwest
Statement of responsibility
by Shirley Shirley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Iowa is the only state that lies entirely within the natural region of the tallgrass prairie. Early documents indicate that 85 percent of the state - close to 30 million acres - was covered by prairie vegetation at the time of Euro-American settlement. By 1930 the prairie sod had been almost totally converted to cropland; only about 30,000 acres of the original "great green sea" remained. Now, in this gracefully illustrated manual, Shirley Shirley has created a step-by-step guide to reconstructing the natural landscape of Iowa and the Upper Midwest."
  • "Chapters on planning, obtaining and selecting plants and seeds, starting seeds indoors, preparing the site, planting, and maintenance set the stage for comprehensive species accounts. Shirley gives firsthand information on soil, moisture, sun and pH requirements; location, size, and structure; blooming time and color; and propagation, germination, and harvesting for more than a hundred wildflowers and grasses."
  • "Shirley's sketches - all drawn from native plants and from seedlings that she grew herself - will be valuable for even the most experienced gardener. While other books typically feature only the flowering plant, her careful drawings show the three stages of the seedling, the flower, and the seedhead with seeds as well as the entire plant. This practical and attractive volume will help anyone dedicated to reconstructing the lost "emerald growth" of the historic tallgrass prairie."--Jacket
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DLC
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Shirley, Shirley
Dewey number
635.9/5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB434.3
LC item number
.S48 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB434.3.S48
NAL item number
1994
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A Bur oak original
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prairie plants
  • Prairie plants
  • Prairie plants
  • Prairie plants
  • Prairie restoration
  • Prairie restoration
  • Prairie plants
  • Prairie restoration
  • Iowa
  • Middle West
  • Prärie
  • Renaturierung
  • Mittlerer Westen
  • Iowa
Label
Restoring the tallgrass prairie : an illustrated manual for Iowa and the upper Midwest, by Shirley Shirley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29954202
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780877454687
Lccn
94007374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29954202
  • (OCoLC)29954202
Label
Restoring the tallgrass prairie : an illustrated manual for Iowa and the upper Midwest, by Shirley Shirley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29954202
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780877454687
Lccn
94007374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29954202
  • (OCoLC)29954202

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