Prairie Directory of North America
To purchase the book by mail send a check, for $19.95 +$4.00 for S/H and $1.55 Illinois tax where applicable, to Lawndale Enterprises, PO Box 561, Wilmette, IL 60091-0561
This is a 352-page reference book selling for $19.95 ($31.90 Canadian) that contains a comprehensive listing of prairies in the U S and Canada, and is the ONLY book of its kind. It pulls together information that heretofore existed in bits and pieces here and there. This concise and useful resource lists and discusses prairies ranging from nationally known landmarks to obscurely located remnants that miraculously escaped the plow.
The book includes illustrations, an index, a glossary, a bibliography, and a cover that is a photograph of the authors' backyard urban prairie. The prairies in the book are listed alphabetically by County within each State in the United States and by Province in Canada. Each prairie listing has a brief description of its environmental and geological area, a brief description of how to find the prairie along with a contact phone number for more information about the prairie and its location. Descriptions of the sites' flora and fauna are also included.
The Illinois Audubon Publication (The Cardinal News) calls it "A great resource for prairie lovers."
Midwest Book Review:
Collaboratively written by Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz, Prairie Directory Of North America is an information packed, accessible, reader friendly, straightforward, ecological reference book filled cover to cover with the names, one-paragraph descriptions, and geographical locations of prairies found throughout the United States and Canada…….The Prairie Directory Of North America is an excellent, indispensable, highly recommended desktop reference for academicians, professionals, environmental activists, and non-specialist general readers needing to look up a given prairie's location or basic facts quickly. See http://www.midwestbookreview.com/ibw/aug_02.htm#environment
The Wisconsin Based Prairie Enthusiasts' reviewer Walter Mirk says, in part,
about Prairie Directory of North America:
Chicago Tribune Home and Garden's Beth Botts writes:
For information on the design, installation and stewardship of you own prairie garden, please visit Art and Linda's Wildflowers