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dc.contributor.advisor Marcia Bartusiak. en_US Nasr, Susan L en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US 2007-11-15T18:09:00Z 2007-11-15T18:09:00Z 2006 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M. in Science Writing)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Humanities, Graduate Program in Science Writing, 2006. en_US
dc.description "September 2006." en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 38-42). en_US
dc.description.abstract The wandering buffalo of Yellowstone National Park are the subject of a heated debate in the western United States. The animals carry a disease called brucellosis, which infects both buffalo and cattle and has economic consequences for ranchers. Some ranchers fear that buffalo, as they migrate out of Yellowstone in search of forage, will transmit the disease to cattle around the park and jeopardize their financial well-being. The Park Service and other government agencies have tried to control the situation by exercising a lethal form of boundary control for buffalo, though other wildlife species are unregulated. Animal advocates dispute the agencies' tactics. Native Americans wonder why the buffalo are entirely under agency control. The park has become somewhat of a war zone, where the groups quarrel throughout the migratory season. Their disagreement is about much more than the animals themselves, taking root in even older and deeper conflicts. Yet despite the tangled nature of the problem, there may be room for negotiation and eventual resolution. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Susan L. Nasr. en_US
dc.format.extent 42 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.title The buffalo wars en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Science Writing en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 86071521 en_US

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