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  • The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains
  • Written by: Dan Flores
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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American Serengeti

Written by: Dan Flores
Narrated by: Michael Kramer
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America's Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa. Pronghorn antelope, gray wolves, bison, coyotes, wild horses, and grizzly bears: less than 200 years ago these creatures existed in such abundance that John James Audubon was moved to write "it is impossible to describe or even conceive the vast multitudes of these animals". In a work that is at once a lyrical evocation of that lost splendor and a detailed natural history of these charismatic species of the historic Great Plains, veteran naturalist and outdoorsman Dan Flores draws a vivid portrait of each of these animals in their glory - and tells the harrowing story of what happened to them at the hands of market hunters and ranchers and, ultimately, a federal killing program in the 19th and 20th centuries.

©2016 The University Press of Kansas (P)2017 Tantor
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Excellent

Loved it. A part of history not taught in school. I reccomend his other book Coyote America. Both have an immense amount of knowledge to ponder.

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A glimpse into a great era

The combination of historical retelling of the Great Prairies and its charismatic megafauna. A great book!!

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Should be a required reading for North Americans!

As an outdoorsman I believe everyone in North America should read this book (among countless other great books). At the bare minimum this is a must read for the outdoorsman or anyone that works in or is interested in; conservation, nature, ecology, and western history etc.

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love this book.

did not know how cool and vast and historic north America was and is.
can't wait to listen to this again

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Read this!! (Spoilers)

This book is absolutely tremendous. It tells the amazing history of the great plains of North America before European colonization, and of the mega fauna that used to roam. The book goes into the decline of the 5 top animals of the prairies after the European colonization and the extirpation of nearly all of them. It is both fascinating and heartbreaking. #Audible1

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