Name: Sandra M Winter
We need information on the Illinois prairie. Currently, we are teaching with
the Fermi Lab's "Particles and Prairies." Do you have any additional
Here are some resources to consider:
The New York Times February 1, 1994 and October 19, 1993 ran articles by
William Stevens (page C4 for the first and page C1 for the second) about
recent prairie restoration research.
"THE HUMANIST" magazine ran a special
issue on the ethics and esthetics of ecological restoration, Volume 53
"Science" Volume 260, June 1993, page 1891 has an
article about restoration ecology, and "Bioscience" Volume 40, December 1990,
page 804 has one about prairie restoration.
Books for children: "Prairies
and Grasslands" by J. Rowan 1983;
"The Prairie Community" by K. Vyn, 1978;
"The Prairie World" 1980 by D. Costello.
For older readers:
"The True Prairie Ecosystem" by P. Risser, et al 1981;
"Helping Nature Heal: An Introduction to Environmental Restoration" by R.
"Prairies, Forests, and Wetlands: The Restoration of Natural Landscapes in
Iowa" 1992 by J. Thomson Univ. of Iowa Press.
The Fermilab pamphlet is all I could find specific to Illinois.
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