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Fire On The Plateau

Author : Charles F. Wilkinson
ISBN : 1610912454
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"This book recounts my journey through the Colorado Plateau, a journey through place and time and self.... During my explorations of more than three decades, I found a land that sears into my heart and soul, a place that has taught me and changed me. I also discovered a land of conflict and endurance, a land that has given birth to one of the great chapters in American history." --from the Introduction The Colorado Plateau, stretching across four states and covering nearly 80 million acres, is one of the most unique and spectacular landscapes in the world. Remote, rugged, and dry -- at once forlorn and glorious -- it is a separate place, a place with its own distinctive landscape, history, and future.In Fire on the Plateau, legal scholar and writer Charles Wilkinson relates the powerful story of how, over the past thirty years, he has been drawn ever more deeply into the redrock country and Indian societies of the Colorado Plateau. His work in the early 1970s as staff attorney for the newly formed Native American Rights Fund brought him into close contact with Navajo and Hopi people. His growing friendships with American Indians and increasing understanding of their cultures, along with his longstanding scholarship and experiences on federal public lands, led him to delve into the complicated history of the region.Wilkinson examines that history -- the sometimes violent conflicts between indigenous populations and more recent settlers, the political machinations by industry and the legal establishment, the contentious disputes over resources and land use -- and provides a compelling look at the epic events that have shaped the region. From centuries of habitation by native peoples to Mormon settlement, from the "Big Build-Up" of the post-World War II era to the increased environmental awareness of recent years, he explores the conquests of tribes and lands that have taken place, and the ways in which both have endured.Throughout, Wilkinson uses his own personal experiences as a lawyer working with Indian people and his heartfelt insights about a land that he grew to love to tie together the threads of the story. Fire on the Plateau is a vital and dynamic work that is sure to strike a chord with anyone interested in the past or future of the American Southwest.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Reaching The Plateau

Author : Eugene J. DeGeorge
ISBN : 9781483446233
Genre : Fiction
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A short novel about the ups and downs—and other roadblocks—to one man’s attempt to achieve the American Dream of having his own business.
Category: Fiction

Cannibal Plateau

Author : Joe Wise
ISBN : 9780865343603
Genre : Fiction
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In 1874, a reporter traveling with a surveying party through a mountain valley in Colorado found the mutilated bodies of five men. A search began for Alfred Hammit, a drifter and the sole survivor of the ill-fated prospecting expedition, suspected of murdering the men and living off their bodies during the severe winter weather that had trapped them.
Category: Fiction

Canyon Country Parklands

Author : Scott Thybony
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121505296
Genre : Travel
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Explore some of the Southwest's greatest scenic marvels. A 16-page portfolio highlights the diversity of plants and animals that live in canyon country.
Category: Travel

Plateau Light

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ISBN : 9781558688551
Genre : Photography
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PLATEAU LIGHT focuses on the heart and soul of America's Redrock Country, expressing the beauty and wilderness of areas ranging from the Grand Canyon to Paria. These landscapes once inspired the Anasazi, Fremont and Archaic peoples and serve as the perfect background for the petroglyphs and ruins they left behind. For the first time in softbound edition, these spectacular photos will inspire, delight and amaze, both readers and photographers alike. The Colorado Plateau is a land rich in red sands, chocolate crags, eternally translucent skies, and stunning canyons. The region inscribes the deserts, mountains, rivers, and high mesas of the four corners of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. David Muench has walked this land---the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Canyon de Chelly, Bryce Canyon National Park, Mesa Verde, Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, Grand Staircase / Escalanate National Monument --- and has retruend wit the unforgetable images that are presented in this book.
Category: Photography

Beyond The Plateau

Author : Dick Sisk
ISBN : 9781512703047
Genre : Religion
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Although it seems more and more churches are striving for megachurch status, the simple fact is, defined by attendance and membership, most of today’s churches of all denominations are classified as small or medium-sized. Not blessed with large membership rolls and budgets, these churches have issues unique to them. In his book, Beyond the Plateau: Hope and Help for the Small and Medium Church, author Dick Sisk helps pastors and members of those churches find an edge, formula, or path to finding renewed church growth. Sisk explains the unchanging principles that affect church health. When church health is strong, so is church growth. He discusses principles such as the Prayer Principle, the Evangelism Principle, and the Visibility Principle. After learning about the principles, you’ll be able to contextualize, adapt, and implement them in your situation and see what God does. If you are tired of trying to press your situation into someone else’s mold, one that doesn’t fit, Beyond the Plateau: Hope and Help for the Small and Medium Church will be a sound investment of your time. “Dr. Sisk not only addresses the issues, he offers helpful and useful solutions for pastors and leaders to employ. This book is a great gift to the church and those who lead them.” —Danny Sinquefield, Senior Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee
Category: Religion

Stone Canyons Of The Colorado Plateau

Author : Charles Bowden
ISBN : 0810929929
Genre : Nature
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Through stunning photography & fascinating stories this dramatic volume explores two little-known canyon systems just north of the Grand Canyon National Park.
Category: Nature

Getting Unstuck

Author : Hugh Thompson
ISBN : 9780698183810
Genre : Psychology
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Just try harder. Just work harder. Just do more. But what happens when working harder doesn’t seem to be getting you better results? You’ve got to get unstuck. In Getting Unstuck, Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson show the different kinds of plateaus that can hold you back and how they can be overcome. Using case studies of both success and failure—including Derek Jeter, Blockbuster, and Google—they identify how to avoid pitfalls and to incorporate the peak behaviors that place breakthroughs within anyone’s grasp. If you’ve ever given more and more to a broken relationship, a weight-loss regimen, or a stalled career—only to get less and less in return—Getting Unstuck will change your life.
Category: Psychology

Conquering The Weight Loss Plateau

Author : Anne Ritchie
ISBN : 1478183691
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This guide will help anyone who is been on a diet and has reached a weight loss plateau. It is very frustrating when you are busting your butt counting your calories and exercising at the gym, yet you no longer losing any weight. Every dieter has experienced the weight loss plateau where no matter what they try it seems like they can no longer dropping weight. We will show you a surefire way to get over the hump and make sure you never have this plateau problem again while you're trying to lose weight.
Category: Health & Fitness

Los Alamos And The Pajarito Plateau

Author : Sharon Snyder
ISBN : 0738584835
Genre : History
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The story of Los Alamos and the Pajarito Plateau begins with explosive eruptions. An ancient volcano in northern New Mexico created the mountainous region known as the Jemez, and with time, erosion sculpted narrow mesas and canyons. The first residents were Native Americans. One of their many pueblos was called Tsirege, or the "bird place," from which the name Pajarito originates, meaning "little bird" in Spanish. Homesteaders arrived in the 1880s, but the area was sparsely settled. In 1917, former Rough Rider Ashley Pond started the exclusive Los Alamos Ranch School in the isolated setting, but in 1942 the US government took an interest in that isolation. They abruptly closed the school, and Los Alamos became a secret military post. There, under J. Robert Oppenheimer's leadership, the atomic bomb was created. Postwar housing shortages, Cold War threats, and disastrous fires have challenged Los Alamos, yet it has endured as a place of unique history and natural beauty.
Category: History