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The Buffalo Are BackThe buffalo an American icon once nearly extinct has made a comeback This stirring picture book tells the dramatic story following bison from the Plains Indians. My budding environmentalistanimal activist picked this out from the library last week Along the same lines of They Came from the Bronx How the Buffalo Were Saved from Extinction that he picked out from the school library earlier this year The Buffalo Are Back is a great educational environmental ecological and historical book for children In a time long ago an orange buffalo calf was born He wobbled to his feet and blinked A lark flew to the top of a six foot blade of grass and sang as sweet as a panpipe A town of prairie dogs barked The green gold grasses of the plains rippled like waves from horizon to horizon On that day in the mid 1800s seventy five million buffalo roamed in North America In little than fifty years there would be almost noneThe story of the Buffalo and how we wiped them from our earth is a heartbreaking one but an important lesson in preventing similar mistakes in our future Whereas They Came from the Bronx is about the restoration of the Buffalo herd The Buffalo Are Back focuses on how they became endangered in the first place and how the loss of the Buffalo not only accomplished devastation among the American Indians but also across the Great Plains I especially liked how they tied in the effects of settlers not understanding the land and ultimately causing the Dust Bowl due to their ineffective farming practices I can honestly say that this was educational for myself in that respect as well along with why they now grow crops in curves interlaced with patches of prairie grass My only complaint for both of these books is that Buffalo are actually still extinct what we call Buffalo today are in fact Bison which are a cross between the Buffalo and a cow

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To the cowboys Teddy Roosevelt to the Dust Bowl and from the brink of extinction to the majestic herds that now roam our national parks Paired with gorgeous pain. 21 January 2010 THE BUFFALO ARE BACK by Jean Craighead George and Wendell Minor ill Dutton May 2010 32p ISBN 978 0525422150 Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam song I learned in 1959 as a four year old at Carousel Day School in buffalo less Hicksville LI In a time long ago an orange buffalo calf was born He wobbled to his feet and blinked A lark flew to the top of a six foot blade of grass and sang as sweet as a panpipe A town of prairie dogs barked The green gold grasses of the plains rippled like waves from horizon to horizon On that day in the mid 1800s seventy five million buffalo roamed in North America In little than fifty years there would be almost none What happened The answer is a story of the American Indians the buffalo and the grass A few years ago the dynamic duo of Jean Craighead George and Wendell Minor wrote THE WOLVES ARE BACK It is an absolutely must have picture book science and history story about the disruption of the ecosystem at Yellowstone National Park triggered by the misguided eradication of the wolves than eight decades ago and how recent reintroduction of wolves into that system and elsewhere have led in dominoes falling fashion to the reestablishment of a newly invigorated and balanced ecosystem What the pair show so vividly in text and illustration that there can be unintended and far reaching conseuences to the removal of a link in the ecological chain is a lesson that young and old people must assuredly learn if our planet is to remain a viable place for the generations yet to come In some ways THE BUFFALO ARE BACK feels like an even important story Perhaps to me such feelings come from those unforgettable Dorothea Lange images stuck in my head that put such a human face on the tragedy of the Dust Bowl Perhaps it's the savage accounts I've read about the government led genocide Whatever the case the history story that the dynamic duo share this time around reveals how the destruction of the balanced prairie ecosystem involving the buffalo the native grasses and the American Indians led to billions of grasshoppers and the Dust Bowl Early settlers were ranchers and cowboys They brought fences and cattle to the plains The cattle did not roam so they ate too much of the grass within their fences Their flat hooves packed the earth Air and rainwater no longer reached into the soil Later settlers wanted to farm the land so they tore out the grass and planted crops to sell Steel plows and steam tractors were invented to conuer the grassland and the 'great plow up' began Wheat corn and soybeans were planted These crops have shallow fragile roots Beyond showing how 'the great plow up' had been such an ecological disaster THE BUFFALO ARE BACK goes on to explain how the buffalo were eventually brought back from the brink of extinction how contour plowing has made a difference and how a search for tiny stands of native grasses in places like graveyards old railroad beds and the like has provided the opportunity to gather their seed and reintroduce the native specie into the prairie ecosystem Again the failure to learn such lessons of science and history could leave us planet less Jean Craighead George wrote the Newbery Honor book MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN in 1959 the same year I learned to warble Home on the Range Over all of these years she has crafted story after story about nature and the interconnectedness of plants animals and people I'd like to hope that the committee who will choose the next recipient of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal winner for substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature will keep Jean Craighead George in mind In my mind she is only getting betterRichie Partington MLISRichie's Picks

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Free download Ü The Buffalo Are Back ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free » ❮Download❯ ➽ The Buffalo Are Back Author Jean Craighead George – Gwairsoft.co.uk The buffalo an American icon once nearly extinct has made a comeback This stirring picture book tells the dramatic story foTings by landscape artist Wendell Minor Jean Craighead George’s engaging text will inspire a new generation to understand and protect nature’s delicate balan. This is a book that does not pull any punches as far as the nonexistent environmental management practices in America during the Westward ExpansionManifest Destiny eraIt calmly lyrically attributes fault but then it goes further not only explaining WHAT happened but also HOW and WHY it happened extraordinary detail without getting too technical I have never seen a popularchildren's book account of the Dust Bowl that include the role of grass root depth and the shape of cows hooves vs the shape bisons' hooves in its explanation It also manages to be very direct about America's self righteous indecent treatment of Native Americans without diminishing their suffering or losing focus on the non human costs an impossible feat for many