Prairie Time: A Blackland Portrait (Sam Rayburn Series On Rural Life, Sponsored By Texas A&m University-Commerce)
In its most extensive prime, the Texas Blackland Prairie formed a twelve-million-acre grassy swath across the state from near San Antonio north to the Red River. Perhaps less than one tenth of one percent of this vast prairie remains—small patches tucked away here and there, once serving as hay meadows or sprouting from rock too stony to plow.Matt White’s connections with both prairie plants and p...
Series: Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Commerce (Book 10)
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press (October 7, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 683147
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This book is an intimate history of our place here on the Blackland Prairie, told by a man who loves this spot on the earth and knows it well. The title came about when teacher/historian/poet White and his wife took their daughter (who was then thre...
le are evident in the stories of discovery and inspiration he tells as he tracks the ever dwindling parcels of tallgrass prairie in northeast Texas. In his search, he stumbles upon some unexpected fragments of virgin land, as well as some remarkable tales of both destruction and stewardship.Helping us understand what a prairie is and how to appreciate its beauty and importance, White also increases our awareness of prairies, past and present, so that we might champion their survival in whatever small plots remain.