||A summary of the available information on the ecology of the Rocky Mountains, intermountain basins, and western Great Plains in Wyoming and adjacent states. After an introduction to the historical development of the diverse environments found in the region and a section on the riparian landscapes along streams and rivers, there are section on plains and basins, foothills and mountains, and three landscapes of special interest the Yellowstone Plateau, Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park, and the Black Hills. Plant ecology is emphasized, but plant-animal interactions, nutrient cycling, current issues in land management, and the ecology of disturbances are also discussed. Includes b&w photographs, maps, and line drawings, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.