Years of Dust

Years of Dust

The Story of the Dust Bowl

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780525420774
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill., maps ; 24 x 29 cm
Alternative Title: Story of the Dust Bowl
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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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