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Bring Back the Buffalo!

A Sustainable Future for America's Great Plains

Ernest Callenbach (Author)

Available worldwide

Paperback, 303 pages
ISBN: 9780520224070
October 2000
$31.95, £21.95
With a new epilogue

Though the Plains have been in economic and population decline since the twenties, they are actually within closer reach of vibrant ecological sustainability than any other region of the country. This visionary book offers a constructive alternative to the decline of cattle ranching, depletion of underground water, and dependency on outside energy sources. It shows how bringing back the hardy, majestic bison and using the region's winds to generate power are keys to renewed economic and social health for Plains communities.
Part I: BISON PAST
The Bison Heartland
The Managed Land

Part II: BISON PRESENT
Bison on Indian reservations
Bison on Public Lands
Bison on Ranches

Part III: BISON FUTURE
Bison Country
Real Productivity
Bison as a Food Source
A Buffalo Commons
Bison and Wind Power
Bison Politics and Cowboy Culture

Concusion: They Will Come
Epilogue: for the New Century
Ernest Callenbach is the author of Ecology: A Pocket Guide (California, 1998), Ecotopia (1975), and Ecotopia Emerging (1981).

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