More About Natural History of the Black Hills and Badlands
Readers who need or desire a comprehensive
volume of natural history on two of
South Dakota's most distinctive natural
areas, one that goes well beyond casual
information, will find this a valuable
-- South Dakota Magazine
Natural History of the Black Hills and
Badlands manages to cover, in less than 200
pages, a remarkable amount of ground
within its narrowly-defined field of vision.
The result is a scholarly, yet thoroughly accessible,
examination of an elusive and often
neglected region of our country.
-- The Bloomsbury Review
This popular study brings together
information that is of more than ordinary
interest to the naturalist, scholar, and
vacationer. The first section presents
information of a general geological nature,
including a geological map of the Black
Hills. The second is historical and
includes a lengthy section on South
Dakota Indians. The third presents
material of a biological nature, including
vegetation, amphibians, reptiles, birds,
and mammals of the Hills area.
Concluding sections deal with the current
environment of the Hills, the spectacular
Badlands, and the Hot Springs Mammoth
Site, the location of the fossilized remains
of dozens of prehistoric animals.