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Mark W. Schwartz quickly once we got here into large meadows: and that i was once guaranteed that these meadows proceed for one hundred fifty miles. being in wintry weather drowned lands and marshes. by means of the dryness of the season they have been now attractive pastures, and the following awarded itself some of the most pleasant clients i've got ever beheld; all low grounds being meadow, and with out wooden, and the entire excessive grounds being lined with bushes and showing like islands: the total scene appeared an elysium. Capt. Thomas Morris. 1791 i'm sitting in a 60-mile-an-hour bus crusing over a street initially laid out for horse and buggy. The ribbon of concrete has been widened and widened until eventually the sector fences threaten to topple into the line cuts. within the slender thread of sod among the shaved banks and the toppling fences develop the relics of what as soon as was once Illinois: the prairie.
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Conservation in Highly Fragmented Landscapes by John E. Ebinger (auth.), Mark W. Schwartz (eds.)