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The Resource The destruction of the bison : an environmental history, 1750-1920, Andrew C. Isenberg

The destruction of the bison : an environmental history, 1750-1920, Andrew C. Isenberg

Label
The destruction of the bison : an environmental history, 1750-1920
Title
The destruction of the bison
Title remainder
an environmental history, 1750-1920
Statement of responsibility
Andrew C. Isenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Destruction of the Bison explains the decline of the North American bison population from an estimated 30 million in 1800 to fewer than 1000 a century later. In this wide-ranging, interdisciplinary study, Andrew C. Isenberg argues that the cultural and ecological encounter between Native Americans and Euroamericans in the Great Plains was the central cause of the near-extinction of the bison. Cultural and ecological interactions created new types of bison hunters on both sides of the encounter: mounted Indian nomads and Euroamerican industrial hidemen. Together with environmental pressures, these hunters nearly extinguished the bison
  • In the early twentieth century, nostalgia about the very cultural strife that first threatened the bison became, ironically, an important impetus to its preservation."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Isenberg, Andrew C.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.U53
LC item number
I834 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in environment and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American bison
  • American bison hunting
  • Nature
  • American bison
  • American bison hunting
  • Nature
  • Bizons
  • Jacht
  • Indianen
  • Ecologische aspecten
  • Bisons
  • Indiens
  • Nature
  • Bison d'Amérique
  • Anthropogener Einfluss
  • Bedrohte Tiere
  • Bison
  • Bisonjagd
  • Büffel
  • Jagd
  • Umwelt
  • North America
  • Nordamerika
  • Nordamerika
Label
The destruction of the bison : an environmental history, 1750-1920, Andrew C. Isenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
The grassland environment -- The genesis of the Nomads -- The Nomadic experiment -- The ascendancy of the market -- The wild and the tamed -- The return of the bison
Control code
41674350
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First paperback edition
Extent
xii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780521003483
Lccn
99037543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)41674350
Label
The destruction of the bison : an environmental history, 1750-1920, Andrew C. Isenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
The grassland environment -- The genesis of the Nomads -- The Nomadic experiment -- The ascendancy of the market -- The wild and the tamed -- The return of the bison
Control code
41674350
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First paperback edition
Extent
xii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780521003483
Lccn
99037543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)41674350

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