Years of Dust

Years of Dust

The Story of the Dust Bowl

Book - 2009
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Penguin Putnam
Before global warming, there was dust. In the 1930s, dangerous black storms swept through the Great Plains. Created by drought and reckless farming, these lethal storms were part of an environmental, economic, and human catastrophe that changed the course of American history. In riveting, accessible prose, an acclaimed historian explains the causes behind the disaster and explores the Dust Bowl's impact, from a rich cultural legacy to the visionary conservation that would finally offer hope to the Plains.

Baker & Taylor
The causes and results of the Dust Bowl and how the lessons learned are still used today.

Baker
& Taylor

Offers a factual review of the events that led up to and took place during this incredible natural disaster in the Great Plains during the 1930s with a review of the changes that were instituted as a result of it in farming and land conservation that are still in place today.
Offers a review of the events that led up to and took place during this natural disaster in the Great Plains during the 1930s, and discusses the changes that were instituted in farming and land conservation as a result of it.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780525420774
0525420770
Branch Call Number: j 978.032 M349y
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill., maps ; 24 x 29 cm

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The Dust Bowl is America’s worst environmental disaster—but if farmers and ranchers had known more, it might have been avoided. Marrin discusses the ecology of the Great Plains before describing the misery of those years. Illus. with photographs.

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