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Know the West

Peering into the life of the prairie

  In Prairie: A Natural History, Candace Savage celebrates the beauty and diversity of the great grasslands of North America, a land she describes as "flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone." The lavishly illustrated book features colorful photographs by James R. Page and charming pen-and-ink drawings by Joan A. Williams. 300 pages, hardcover, $29.95: Greystone Books, 2004.