The Resource A country so full of game : the story of wildlife in Iowa, by James J. Dinsmore ; illustrated by Mark Müller

A country so full of game : the story of wildlife in Iowa, by James J. Dinsmore ; illustrated by Mark Müller

Label
A country so full of game : the story of wildlife in Iowa
Title
A country so full of game
Title remainder
the story of wildlife in Iowa
Statement of responsibility
by James J. Dinsmore ; illustrated by Mark Müller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Indian Agent Joseph Street said it well in 1833 when he described his trip across Iowa: "I had never rode through a country so full of game." In the early 1800s Iowa's deep soil, free-flowing rivers and streams, and favorable climate had combined to produce the welcoming habitats that supported a surprising variety of animals. In his engaging, intelligent book, James Dinsmore has created the first comprehensive history of this abounding wildlife from the arrival of Euro-American explorers to the present day."--BOOK JACKET. "Based on a thorough search of hundreds of primary sources ranging from chronicles of military expeditions to field reports by early naturalists, first-person accounts by fur traders and hunters to up-to-date country checklists, A Country So Full of Game examines the dramatic encounters of humans with elk, black bears, passenger pigeons, bobcats, prairie-chickens, otters, and many more. Each chapter discusses the animal's status and distribution when explorers first arrived in Iowa, how it was hunted or trapped, how this exploitation affected its population, and what its current status is both in Iowa and nationally. Enhanced by Mark Muller's distinctive drawings, commissioned for this book, the anecdotes evoke a sense of loss and wonder at the magic abundance of Iowa's wildlife."--BOOK JACKET. "Iowa has been changed more than, perhaps, any other state. We can mourn the disappearance of the bison and mountain lion while we marvel at the recent success of the wild turkey and white-tailed deer. Listening to James Dinsmore tell the story of wildlife in Iowa can open a window onto the future as other areas of our planet are increasingly altered by humans. A Country So Full of Game will allow all naturalists, both amateur and professional, hunter and biologist, to appreciate and learn from Iowa's diverse wild heritage."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Dinsmore, James J
Dewey number
599.09777
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL176
LC item number
.D56 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bur oak original
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zoology
  • Hunting
  • Animal populations
  • Game and game-birds
Label
A country so full of game : the story of wildlife in Iowa, by James J. Dinsmore ; illustrated by Mark Müller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-238) and index
Contents
Wildlife and the settlement of Iowa -- Bison -- Elk -- White-tailed deer -- Wild cats -- Black bears --Wolves and coyotes -- Foxes -- Furbearers -- Passenger pigeons -- Prairie-chickens -- Wild turkeys -- Quail -- Ruffed grouse -- Shorebirds -- Cranes -- Waterfowl -- Introduced species -- Human and wildlife in Iowa -- The future of wildlife in Iowa
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 249 p.
Isbn
9780877454533
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93034775
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM28929086
  • CARL028929086
Label
A country so full of game : the story of wildlife in Iowa, by James J. Dinsmore ; illustrated by Mark Müller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-238) and index
Contents
Wildlife and the settlement of Iowa -- Bison -- Elk -- White-tailed deer -- Wild cats -- Black bears --Wolves and coyotes -- Foxes -- Furbearers -- Passenger pigeons -- Prairie-chickens -- Wild turkeys -- Quail -- Ruffed grouse -- Shorebirds -- Cranes -- Waterfowl -- Introduced species -- Human and wildlife in Iowa -- The future of wildlife in Iowa
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 249 p.
Isbn
9780877454533
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93034775
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM28929086
  • CARL028929086

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