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Blackland Prairies of the Gulf Coastal Plain: Nature, Culture, and Sustainablility

Edited By: Evan Peacock and Timothy Schauwecker

348 pages, 64 illus, figs, tabs

University of Alabama Press

Paperback | Dec 2002 | #133477 | ISBN: 0817312153
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #133478 | ISBN: 0817312633
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About this book

Taking a holistic approach, this compilation gathers ecological, historical, and archaeological research written on the distinctive region of the Southeast USA called the Gulf coast blackland prairie. Ranging from the last glacial period to the present day, the case studies provide a broad picture of how the area has changed through time and been modified by humans, first with nomadic bands of Indians trailing the grazing animals and then by Euro-American settlers who farmed the rich agricultural area. Contemporary impacts include industrialization, aquaculture, population growth, land reclamination, and wildlife management.

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Evan Peacock is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Mississippi State University and a contributor to The Woodland Southeast. Timothy Schauweker is a biologist with Mississippi State University.

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