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Grassland Grouse and their Conservation

By: Paul A Johnsgard

157 pages, 43 b/w illus, maps

Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press

Hardback | Jul 2002 | #133236 | ISBN: 1588340392
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About this book

Johnsgard begins with the tragic history of the heath hen, which became extinct in 1932. He devotes a chapter each to the greater and lesser prairie-chickens, greater and Gunnison sage-grouse, and sharp-tailed grouse. Johnsgard argues that habitat loss and excessive hunting are major factors contributing to the decline of each species. He discusses places where populations exist that have yet to be preserved, and outlines the steps necessary to conserve these species. A possible future does exist for grassland grouse, and Johnsgard's book points the way toward securing it.


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Biography

Paul A. Johnsgard has published more than forty books, including Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons of North America: Biology and Natural History (Smithsonian, paperback, 2001). He recently retired from the University of Nebraska and lives in Lincoln.

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