The American Steppes

Explores the transnational movements of people, plants, agricultural sciences, and techniques from Russia's steppes to North America's Great Plains.

The American Steppes

Explores the transnational movements of people, plants, agricultural sciences, and techniques from Russia's steppes to North America's Great Plains.

The American Steppes

Based on archival research in the United States, Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, this book explores the unexpected Russian roots of Great Plains agriculture.

The American Steppes

Beginning in the 1870s, migrant groups from Russia's steppes settled in the similar environment of the Great Plains. Many were Mennonites. They brought plants, in particular grain and fodder crops, trees and shrubs, as well as weeds. Following their example, and drawing on the expertise of émigré Russian-Jewish scientists, the US Department of Agriculture introduced more plants, agricultural sciences, especially soil science; and methods of planting trees to shelter the land from the wind. By the 1930s, many of the grain varieties in the Great Plains had been imported from the steppes. The fertile soil was classified using the Russian term 'chernozem.' The US Forest Service was planting shelterbelts using techniques pioneered in the steppes. And, tumbling across the plains was an invasive weed from the steppes: tumbleweed. Based on archival research in the United States, Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, this book explores the unexpected Russian roots of Great Plains agriculture.

The American Magazine

This is the important fact which the observer , or the The flora of any region is , or might be , to the botanist physical geographer , has in mind when speaking of steppe who was thoroughly familiar with the vegetation of the or pumpa ...

The American Magazine


The American Chemist

THE STEPPE REGIONS . It is not so easy to explain the boundary line between the forest and the steppe . There are two great steppe regions in the Polar Basin , one in Asia and the other in America . The great Barabinski Steppe in ...

The American Chemist


The American Journal of Science and Arts

It may be desert , or covered with herbage , like the pampas and prairies of South and North America . In Russia , a variety of tracts are denominated steppes , as the high , the low , the salt , the sandy , the stony ...

The American Journal of Science and Arts


The American Naturalist

-From a discussion ( St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists ) upon the steppes of Russia as compared with those of Hungary and Spain , it appears that the steppes between the Pruth and the Don , like those of Hungary , support ...

The American Naturalist


Bulletin of the Geological Society of America

The brooks on these plateaus have banks that are but little pronounced , and on following their courses you come upon the steppe , where you can hardly trace the beginning of the brook . Beneath the soil are found loessoid clays ...

Bulletin of the Geological Society of America

Vols. 1-44 include Proceedings of the annual meeting, 1889-1933, later published separately.

The American Encyclop dia of Agriculture

Among the best sorts Empire ; but the danger of its reappearance in for garden cultivation are R. sanguinarius , consequence of possible movements of cattle though R. communis is sometimes used where from the steppes of southern Russia ...

The American Encyclop  dia of Agriculture


The Geographical Journal

Professor Asher argues that the Russian Steppes are not treeless by reason of frequent burnings ( which may be , and no doubt is , quite correct ) ; but it does not follow that the American prairies are not treeless through that cause .

The Geographical Journal

Includes the Proceedings of the Royal geographical society, formerly pub. separately.

Feral Animals in the American South

By 5,500 years ago, their range had been reduced to the central Eurasian steppes and the Iberian Peninsula.65 They might have disappeared altogether had humans not intervened. Identifying the first domesticated horses is not easy, ...

Feral Animals in the American South

This book retells American southern history from feral animals' perspective, examining social, cultural, and evolutionary consequences of domestication and feralization.

The North American Review

The journals of the persons in Mr. Astor's employment , and their correspondence with the projector of the establishment , furnished the materials of the inquiry ; the publications of contemporary travellers across the American steppes ...

The North American Review


Annotated Bibliography of Quaternary Vertebrates of Northern North America

Mammoth Steppe . The Story of Blue Babe . University of Chicago Press , Chicago . 323 pp . This book uses the story of ' Blue Babe , ' a mummified steppe bison ( Bison priscus ) evidently killed by American lions ( Panthera leo atrox ) ...

Annotated Bibliography of Quaternary Vertebrates of Northern North America

This book focuses on highlights (species mentioned, locality, geological age, stratigraphic positions, etc.) of nearly 1000 items published between 1821 and 2000, dealing with the remains of vertebrates that lived from about 2 million to 5000 years ago.

Historical Sketch of the Second War Between the United States of America and Great Britain Events of 1814

... the spring pended on Michilimacinae , the key of that of 1814 , planned an expedition to the northvast region of pellucid waters and immense west , the objects of which were to recapture prairies or meadows , the American steppes .

Historical Sketch of the Second War Between the United States of America  and Great Britain  Events of 1814


Papers of the Arch logical Institute of America

But his adventurous expedition was a mere reconnoissance , and while it has left us excellent descriptions of the great plains , of their fauna , and of the general features of the existence of man in the American steppes , little that ...

Papers of the Arch  logical Institute of America


The Desert World

Horse , the , in America , 350 . FORBES , Professor , quoted , 573 . Granite , structure of , 585 . Horse , the Wild , description of , 290 . Forest , a petrified , account of , 117. Grasses of the American Steppes , Hottentots , the ...

The Desert World


Papers of the Archaeological Institute of America

... and while it has left us excellent descriptions of the great plains , of their fauna , and of the general features of the existence of man in the American steppes , little that was definite was ascertained concerning the tribes ...

Papers of the Archaeological Institute of America


Climatology of the United States

Immense areas in the south and east of European Russia , and in Moldavia and Wallachia , * with intervals stretching through far toward China indeed , have more or less of the characteristics of the American plains . The immense steppe ...

Climatology of the United States


The American Farmer s Encyclopedia

In general , all dicotylethe llanos of South America . The steppes of donous trees are endowed by nature with the Russia are not unlike the heaths of Germany ; property of sending up shoots from the stumps being in part susceptible of ...

The American Farmer s Encyclopedia


Times of History Times of Nature

The American Steppes: The Unexpected Russian Roots of Great Plains Agriculture, 1870s–1930s. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2020. ———. “The Environmental History of the Russian Steppes.” Transactions of the Royal Historical ...

Times of History  Times of Nature

As climate change becomes an increasingly important part of public discourse, the relationship between nature and time is changing. Nature can no longer considered to be a slow and immobile background to human history, and the future can no longer be viewed as open and detached from the past. Times of History, Times of Nature engages with this historical shift in temporal sensibilities through a combination of detailed case studies and synthesizing efforts. Focusing on the history of knowledge, media theory, and environmental humanities, this volume explores the rich and nuanced notions of time and temporality that have emerged in response to climate change.