Buffalo: Natural History & Conservation
(Voyageur Press, Dec. 1, 2005)
The millions of buffalo that once roamed across the North American continent were vitally important to the Native Americans, who relied on them for everything from food to spiritual beliefs. This book traces the cultural and natural history of the North American Bison, origins, life cycle, and folklore. It also describes the successful effort to save the buffalo in the twentieth century, and the place of the buffalo in North America today. “Buffalo” is a must-have for nature enthusiasts, environmentalists, and animal lovers. An excellent general introduction, it is full of fascinating facts and fabulous four-color photographs. Scientific insights and information are presented in a readable and highly enjoyable way for a popular audience. About the Author: Dr. Harold Picton, who recently retired from the faculty of Montana State University, received his B.S. in Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University in 1954, a M.S. in Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University in 1959, and a Ph.D. in Physiology from Northwestern University in 1964. His collaboration with colleagues in Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, and the National Park Service was the enabling force for many cooperative wildlife projects. Dr. Picton was honored by the Montana chapter of the Wildlife Society with the Distinguished Service Award for this outstanding work in the field of wildlife biology and management.