"Portaits of the Bison" is a close and intimate examination of the secret lives of bison. This monarch of the North American plains is revealed as having a complex and highly structured social hierarchy. Bison society is composed of individuals and families, of bands and clans that span many bison generations. "Portraits" describes, in easily understood detail, who the individuals are that make up this society. It identifies them through drawings, photographs, and text in a manner that is both readable and informative, and in a manner that permits a stranger to bison society the ability to view a herd and within a short while, discern who the members of a group are and how they relate to each other and even provides a glimpse into their unique life history. Equally important is an understanding of how the average visitor to a bison sanctuary can view these majestic animals in safety. The combination of fine art, beautiful photography, and 20 years of accumulated knowledge about bison ecology and life history makes this book unique.About the Author:
Wes Olson's passion for the bison has accumulated over two decades of observation and study in numerous national, provincial, and state parks, sanctuaries, and reserves. He is a Senior Warden at Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada.
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Descripción The University of Alberta Press, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0888644329
Descripción The University of Alberta Press, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0888644329