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Where The Sky Began: Land of the Tallgrass Prairie (1982)

by John Madson

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This book is a rare combination of informed and informative writing with lyrical, poetic descriptions that create an unforgettable sense of place. If you have any feeling for the natural world, reading this book will change you, change your outlook not just on tallgrass prairies, but on man's place in and impact on the natural world. The passion of the author for this vanishing world should convince anyone of the need to support efforts to preserve and restore those few remnants of it that remain. I love this book unreservedly. ( )
  arctangent | Jan 3, 2011 |
wonderful wonderful peaen to the prairie. if you want to know more about the seemingly unending uneventful uninteresting prairie read thsi book. ( )
  benitastrnad | Dec 4, 2008 |
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To Don and Luella Reese,
the small house on the sunset side
of the Loess Hills ---
and the celebrated Batch 13
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They were blind men describing an elephant, those first Europeans, sending back word of the New World in terms of the forests or swamps that lay a few leagues beyond the tidelines.
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"It was a flowing emerald in spring and summer when the boundless winds ran across it, a tawny ocean under the winds of autumn, and a stark and painful emptiness when the great long winds drove in from the northwest. It was Beulahland for many; Gehenna for some. It was the tall prairie."—from the prologue

Originally published in 1982, Where the Sky Began, John Madson’s landmark publication, introduced readers across the nation to the wonders of the tallgrass prairie, sparking the current interest in prairie restoration. Now back in print, this classic tome will serve as inspiration to those just learning about the heartland’s native landscape and rekindle the passion of longtime prairie enthusiasts.

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