512 pages, 10 b/w photos, 64 figs, 458 col photos
The Natural Heritage of Indiana is the first survey of the natural beauty, heritage, and environmental problems of the state. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of color photographs by some of the state's best nature photographers, as well as maps, drawings, and diagrams, it also contains essays by 38 of Indiana's leading scholar-teachers and environmental practitioners.
This book explores the Indiana landscape, past and present, the seven defined natural regions of the state, and the current plant and animal life, while pondering how the land has been affected by people and how to protect what remains. "The Natural Heritage of Indiana" is not only a celebration of natural wonders and nature's beauty, it is also a record of misuse and ignorance and a call to arms for those interested in preserving Indiana's environment.
&i;"This is an idyllic marriage of rich scholarship and pretty pictures. It takes you from what Indiana was like when prehistoric mound builders were around in southern Indiana to today's farm-land-gobbling interstate cloverleaf."&o;
- David Mannweiler, Indianapolis Star.
&i;"For those interested in Indiana's natural heritage--and those who would preserve it - this is must reading and an indispensable reference."&o;
- Lynn Van Matre, Chicago Tribune.
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