The Prairie Builders: Reconstructing America's Lost Grasslands

The Prairie Builders: Reconstructing America's Lost Grasslands


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Sneed B. Collard III profiles Pauline Drobney and her crew as they struggle to rebuild a tallgrass prairie in central Iowa. From setting fires to rejuvenate the landscape, to searching for native seeds, to tracking down the elusive Regal Fritillary with Dr. Diane Debinsky, the story of rebuilding and regenerating the prairie landscape is a compelling and inspiring one.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547014418
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/06/2008
Series: Scientist in the Field Series
Edition description: None
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Sneed B. Collard III has written more than fifty books for young people. In 2006, he received the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award for his body of work. He lives with his family in Montana.To learn more about Sneed B. Collard III, visit

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Prairie Builders: Reconstructing America's Lost Grasslands 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Devil_llama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although the book is well written and interesting, I found it a bit disappointing, because it appears to be directed at a much less informed audience than myself. It is rather simplified, but I do have to give it some credit as it introduced me to Prairie City, IA, which I have now had the pleasure to have visited.