The cast iron forest a natural and cultural history of the north american cross timbers paperback april 15 2000 by richard v francaviglia author visit amazons richard v francaviglia page find all the books read about the author and more see search . Francaviglia reconstructs much of the history of the cross timbers ecoregion from what can be known of the time of native peoples through european conquest and settlement nearly to the present day he focuses especially on north texas with parting words about oklahoma and a bear mention of kansas. This landmark book fully describes the natural environment of the cross timbers and the role that people have played in transforming the region richard francaviglia opens with a natural history that discusses the regions geography and geology vegetation and climate. The cast iron forest a natural and cultural history of the north american cross timbers richard v francaviglia austin university of texas press 2000 ix 237 pp maps illustrations notes bibliography index 4500 cloth 2495 paper drawing on the term cast iron forest used by washington irving in. The cast iron forest a natural and cultural history of the north american cross timbers by francaviglia richard v and a great selection of similar used new and collectible books available now at abebookscom
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