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A Buffalo in the House: The True Story About a Man, an Animal, and the American West
by: Rosen, R D

A sprawling suburban house in Santa Fe is not the kind of home where a buffalo normally roams, but Veryl Goodnight and Roger Brooks are not your ordinary animal lovers. Over a hundred years after Veryl's ancestors, Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight, hand-raised two baby buffalo to help save the species from extinction, the sculptor and her husband adopt an orphaned buffalo calf of their own. Against a backdrop of the old American West, A Buffalo in the House tells the story of a household situation beyond any sitcom writer's wildest dreams. Charlie has no idea he's a buffalo and Roger has no idea just how strong the bond between man and buffalo can be. In the historical shadow of the near-extermination of a majestic and misunderstood animal, Roger sets out to save just one buffalo. This book tells an important, uplifting story about one animal's ability to touch human lives and reconnect people of all ages to the vanished past. B/W photos. 242 pgs.
c. 2007, S/C... $17.95


A Buffalo in the House: The True Story About a Man, an Animal, and the American West
by: Rosen, R D

A sprawling suburban house in Santa Fe is not the kind of home where a buffalo normally roams, but Veryl Goodnight and Roger Brooks are not your ordinary animal lovers. Over a hundred years after Veryl's ancestors, Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight, hand-raised two baby buffalo to help save the species from extinction, the sculptor and her husband adopt an orphaned buffalo calf of their own. Against a backdrop of the old American West, A Buffalo in the House tells the story of a household situation beyond any sitcom writer's wildest dreams. Charlie has no idea he's a buffalo and Roger has no idea just how strong the bond between man and buffalo can be. In the historical shadow of the near-extermination of a majestic and misunderstood animal, Roger sets out to save just one buffalo. This book tells an important, uplifting story about one animal's ability to touch human lives and reconnect people of all ages to the vanished past. B/W photos. 242 pgs.
c. 2007, S/C, (Reg $17.95)... $7.50
Condition: Very good except slight water damage to top corner, affects 30 pages only


A Chorus Of Buffalo: A Personal Portrait Of An American Icon
by: Rudner, Ruth
For many years Rudner's dispatches from the American West have enlightened readers of the "Wall Street Journal" "Leisure & Arts" page. Buffalo are an integral part of Native American cultures, which have relied on them for food, shelter, clothing, tools, and spiritual inspiration for centuries. 181 pgs.
c. 2003, S/C...$14.95


Alias the Buffalo Doctor
by: Cummings, Jean

A charming account of an osteopathic surgeon who begins raising a herd of buffalo and gets involved in the modern-day Indians' struggle for justice. Here, the doctors wife tells the adventures of her husband and children - their work in crossbreeding buffalo and cattle; the mighty bulls, Oscar and Big John who infuriate the buffalo cows; their work using buffalo blood in developing a human organ transplant serum, the forerunner to a cancer vaccine; getting the Chippewa Indians started with a buffalo herd all their own; bottle-feeding baby buffalo; the affectionate Little Joe the Buffalo who loves to come into their house and go fishing with the doctor in Florida and chasing buffalo off their backyard airplane landing strip. Jean Cummings tells herds of facts and information about current Indian problems, buffalo and the Cummings family's struggle with bureaucracy in trying to get surplus buffalo from the federal parks to the Indian people on reservations. 266 pages, B/W photos
c. 1980, H/C... $25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good w/dust jacket


American Bison: A Natural History
by: Lott, Dale F.
Combines the latest scientific information and one man's personal experience in an homage to one of the most magnificent animals to have roamed America's grasslands. Social life & physiology of the bison, descibes the entire grassland community in which bison live, and traces the dramatic relationship between the bison and Native Americans. B/W photos. 229 pgs.
c. 2002, S/C...$16.95


Back From the Edge: The American Bison (Animal Odysseys)
by: Stone, Lynn M.

Describes the history and near-extinction of the American bison or buffalo and its preservation today mainly in parks and preserves. 48 pages, color & B/W photos
c. 1991, H/C (Reg. Price $16.95)... $12.50
Used
Condition: Very Good, ex-library with usual library markings


Bison: Distant Thunder
by: Gruenau, Douglas

Photographic essay of the bison. 56 color images pay homage to the bison. The author captures the power, size, and untamed nature of this animal in a way that will leave the reader in awe and thrilling wonder. Color photographs. 103 pgs.
c. 1995, S/C...$24.95
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited


Bring Back The Buffalo
by: Callenbacj, Ernest
Protrays the history & present situation of the bison, and explores their remarkable potential. 303 pgs.
c. 1996, S/C...$16.95


Buffalo Book: Full Saga of the American Animal
by: Dary, David A.

Discusses the origin of the buffalo in North America, its locations and migrations, its habits, its significance and role in both Indian and white cultures, its near demise, its salvation. But more. Dary weaves throughout his fact-filled book fascinating threads of lore and legend of this animal that literally helped mold who and what America is. Further Dary concentrates significant attention on the buffalo as part of 20th century America in terms of captivity, husbandry, and symbol. Dary has located just about every single buffalo alive today in the United States. He has visited or corresponded with everyone who raises a private or government herd, small or large. He maps their location, size, purpose, future. There are even some instructions about how to raise buffalo if one is so inclined. For the gourmet The Buffalo Book provides a number of recipes, such as Sweetgrass Buffalo and Beer Pie or Buffalo Tips a la Bourgogne. 394 pgs.
c.1989, S/C...$22.95


Buffalo Book: Full Saga of the American Animal
by: Dary, David A.

Discusses the origin of the buffalo in North America, its locations and migrations, its habits, its significance and role in both Indian and white cultures, its near demise, its salvation. But more. Dary weaves throughout his fact-filled book fascinating threads of lore and legend of this animal that literally helped mold who and what America is. Further Dary concentrates significant attention on the buffalo as part of 20th century America in terms of captivity, husbandry, and symbol. Dary has located just about every single buffalo alive today in the United States. He has visited or corresponded with everyone who raises a private or government herd, small or large. He maps their location, size, purpose, future. There are even some instructions about how to raise buffalo if one is so inclined. For the gourmet The Buffalo Book provides a number of recipes, such as Sweetgrass Buffalo and Beer Pie or Buffalo Tips a la Bourgogne.
c.1974, P/B...$7.50
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: New


Buffalo For The Broken Heart
by: O'Brien, Dan

Restoring life to a Black Hills ranch. For twenty years Dan O'Brien struggled to make ends meet on his cattle ranch in South Dakota. But when a neighbor invited him to lend a hand at the annual buffalo roundup, O'Brien was inspired to convert his own ranch, the Broken Heart, to buffalo. At once a tender account of the buffaloes' first seasons on the ranch and an engaging lesson in wildlife ecology. 262 pages
c. 2002, S/C...$16.00


Buffalo Nation: American Indian Efforts To Restore The Bison
by: Zontek, Ken

The gruesome story of the devastation of buffalo herds in the late 19th century has become uncomfiratbly familiar. This is an account of Native people's efforts to re-populate the Plains with a healthy, viable bison population. Interspersing scientific hypothesis with Native oral traditions & interviews, it provides a brief history of bison - human interaction. B/W photos. 249 pgs.
c. 2007, S/C...$19.95


Buffaloes of China
by: Cockrill, W. Ross
History & folklore, population, the swamp buffalo, development, husbandry, castration, training, identification, nutrition, calves & calving, work, milk & meat production, hides, horns, health & health education. B/W & color pictures. 96 pgs.
c. 1976, S/C...$75.00
Out-of-Print, Hard-To-Find, Quantities Limited
Conditon: Like New


North American Buffalo
by: Roe, F G

A critical study of the species in its wild state. 991 pgs.
c. 1972, H/C...$85.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited


Time Of The Buffalo
by: McHugh, Tom

This full-scale study of the buffalo splendidly memorializes the magnificent beast that once roamed from Alaska to the Carolinas. Illustrated with maps, drawings, paintings and photographs, this informative account begins with the genesis of the buffalo in the Ice Age and traces his evolution, natural history, herds, calving, rut, patterns of behavior, and relationships with three cultures. 339 pgs.
c. 1972, H/C...$35.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited


Water Buffalo
by: Garland, H.P.

Its characteristics & habits together with a description of the preparation of its hide for making rawhide loom pickers. Wild, domesticated, habits, horns, working in fields, hides, loom pickers. B/W & Early Color photos. 51 pgs.
c. 1922, H/C...$32.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited



Kids Titles: Bison & Buffalo Books


Back From the Edge: The American Bison (Animal Odysseys)
by: Stone, Lynn M.

Describes the history and near-extinction of the American bison or buffalo and its preservation today mainly in parks and preserves. 48 pages, color & B/W photos
c. 1991, H/C... $12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Conditon: Very Good, Ex-Library, usual library markings


Buffalo Sunrise
by: Swanson, Diane

The story of a North American Giant. Beginning with a description of its behavior and remarkable physical characteristics, the book moves on to trace the history of the buffalo as a provider of food, clothing and shelter for many native nations. It also reveals how, in only sixty years, overhunting by European Americans reduced the buffalo's numbers from more than forty million to about one thousand. Finally, it recounts what has been done - and what still needs to be done - to ensure that this extraordinary animal lives on as a free and wild creature. 58 pages, color & B/W photos. Ages 8-11
c. 1996, H/C... $12.50 (Reg Price $16.95)
Used, Quantities Limited
Conditon: Very Good, Ex-Library, usual library markings


Returning Wildlife - The North American Bison
by: Becker, John E

More than 30 million bison roamed the Great Plains in the middle of the nineteenth century. By the end of that century, bison had been hunted almost to extinction. A number of individuals refused to allow bison to disappear, however, and their extraordinary efforts have helped bison to recover. Color phtos. 48 pgs. Ages 8-10.
c. 2003, H/C (Regular $23.70)...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very good, ex-library, usual library markings otherwise like new in & out


Water Buffalo Days: Growing Up in Vietnam
by: Huynh, Quang Nhuong

As a young boy growing up in the hills of central Vietnam, Nhuong's companion was Tank, the family water buffalo. When bullies harassed Nhuong, Tank sent them packing. When a wild tiger threatened the entire village, Tank defeated it. He led the herd and adopted a lonely puppy. Tank was Nhuong's best friend. Nhuong gives readers a glimpse of himself when he was their age, and tells a thrilling story of how he and Tank together faced the dangers of life in the Vietnamese jungle which was their home. 117 pgs. Ages 7-10.
c. 1997, S/C...$4.99

Wonders Of The Bison World
by: Lavine, Sigmund & Scuro, Vincent

Discusses the legends and lore connected with the bison and describes its physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior. B/W photos. Ages 10-14.
c. 1975, H/C...$10.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good with dust jacket, ex-library, usual library markings

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