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Buffalo for the Broken Heart

Category: Regional: Plains States: S Dakota


Author: Dan O'Brien


Copyright/published Year: 2002 by Random House


ISBN: 037576139X


Binding: trade pap


Description:
For twenty years Dan O'Brien struggled to make ends meet on his cattle ranch in South Dakota. But when a neighbor invited him to lend a hand at the annual buffalo roundup, O'Brien was inspired to convert his own ranch, the Broken Heart, to buffalo. Starting with thirteen calves, "short-necked, golden balls of wool," O'Brien embarked on a journey that returned buffalo to his land for the first time in more than a century and a half.

Buffalo for the Broken Heart is at once a tender account of the buffaloes' first seasons on the ranch and an engaging lesson in wildlife ecology. Whether he's describing the grazing pattern of the buffalo, the thrill of watching a falcon home in on its prey, or the comical spectacle of a buffalo bull wallowing in the mud, O'Brien combines a novelist's eye for detail with a naturalist's understanding to create an enriching, entertaining narrative.


This is a used book and is in Good condition.


Additional condition description

Previous owner's name in ink on inside front cover. Otherwise clean and apparently unmarked. Some light wear to covers.


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