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Steppes: The Plants and Ecology of the World's Semi-Arid Regions by Michael Bone, 2015

Reviewed by: Brian Thompson
Review date: 2016-07-01

Steppes book jacketThe term “steppes” may conjure up images of Russia and the wide plains of central Asia, but "Steppes: The Plants and Ecology of the World’s Semi-Arid Regions", a new book published by the Denver Botanic Gardens, brings this exotic image much closer to home.

According to the authors, the Intermountain North American Steppe includes much of eastern Washington and Oregon, and is one of five such regions in the world. In addition to the Central Asian Steppe, these other regions are in central North America, Patagonia in South America, and parts of South Africa.

This book has an even closer connection to home. One of the authors, Larry Vickerman, was a 1993 MS graduate of the Center for Urban Horticulture and the College of Forest Resources.

Published in the July 2016 Leaflet for Scholars Volume 3, Issue 7.

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