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Visions of the Tallgrass - Prairie Photographs by Harvey Payne (Hardcover) Loot Price: R604
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Visions of the Tallgrass - Prairie Photographs by Harvey Payne (Hardcover): James P Ronda

Visions of the Tallgrass - Prairie Photographs by Harvey Payne (Hardcover)

James P Ronda; Photographs by Harvey Payne; Foreword by Geoffrey Standing Bear

Series: The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West

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In centuries long past, a vast swath of grassland swept down the center of North America, from Canada's Prairie Provinces to central Texas. This once-plentiful prairie has now all but disappeared. Humans have grazed, mowed, and plowed the plains, dammed the rivers, and imposed their will on the land and its creatures. Fortunately, some remnants have survived, including the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in northeastern Oklahoma. In this visually stunning volume, wildlife photographer Harvey Payne and historian James P. Ronda offer an intimate look at and into one of America's Last Great Places. Spanning nearly 40,000 acres in Oklahoma's Osage County, the Preserve is a living witness to a world that once existed. But the Osage prairie is not a museum or theme park - and it is not frozen in time. Under the stewardship of The Nature Conservancy, which has overseen its restoration, the Preserve lives on as a fully functioning ecosystem. And for twenty-five years, Payne and Ronda have explored these lands, together and in solitude. Rendered here in brilliant color and paired with Ronda's informative yet deeply personal commentary, Payne's photographs open our eyes to the ever-changing world of the Tallgrass Preserve. In chapters focused on grass, sky, birds, bison, and fire, Ronda and Payne reveal that the ""Big Empty"" is, in fact, teeming with life. Through interwoven images and words, Visions of the Tallgrass shows that our nation's grasslands are sacred ground, a priceless piece of our American past - and future.


Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West
Release date: September 2018
Authors: James P Ronda
Photographers: Harvey Payne
Foreword by: Geoffrey Standing Bear
Dimensions: 276 x 203 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 180
ISBN-13: 978-0-8061-6028-3
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Places & peoples: general interest
Books > Arts & Architecture > Photography & photographs > Photographic collections > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Nature in art, still life, landscapes & seascapes > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > Travel > Places & peoples: general interest
LSN: 0-8061-6028-4
Barcode: 9780806160283

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