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The Great Basin

Author : Donald Grayson
ISBN : 9780520267473
Genre : Nature
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"The Great Basin, centering on Nevada and including substantial parts of California, Oregon, and Utah, gets its name from the fact that none of its rivers or streams flow to the sea. This book synthesizes the past 25,000 years of the natural history of this vast region. It explores the extinct animals that lived in the Great Basin during the Ice Age and recounts the rise and fall of the massive Ice Age lakes that existed here. It explains why trees once grew 13' beneath what is now the surface of Lake Tahoe, explores the nearly two dozen Great Basin mountain ranges that once held substantial glaciers, and tells the remarkable story of how pinyon pine came to cover some 17,000,000 acres of the Great Basin in the relatively recent past.These discussions culminate with the impressive history of the prehistoric people of the Great Basin, a history that shows how human societies dealt with nearly 13,000 years of climate change on this often-challenging landscape"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Nature

Birds Of The Great Basin

Author : Fred A. Ryser
ISBN : 087417080X
Genre : Nature
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Birds have always been of keen interest to man, since their beauty, song and fascinating behaviour are conspicuously displayed and can be viewed and heard by even the most casual observer. This book, the result of over thirty years of research, is the most comprehensive ever published on the diverse bird life of the Great Basin.
Category: Nature

Geology Of The Great Basin

Author : Bill Fiero
ISBN : 0874177901
Genre : Science
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This volume is an introduction to the geology of America's Great Basin.
Category: Science

Great Basin Kingdom

Author : Leonard J. Arrington
ISBN : 0252072839
Genre : Business & Economics
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Leonard Arrington, who died in 1999, is considered by most, if not all, serious scholars of Mormon and western history as the single most important figure to write on LDS history. Great Basin Kingdom is perhaps his greatest work. A classic in Mormon studies and western history, Great Basin Kingdom offers insights into the 'underdeveloped' American economy, a comprehensive treatment of one of the few native American religious movements, and detailed, exciting stories from little-known phases of Mormon and American history. This edition includes thirty new pictures and an introduction by Ronald W. Walker that provides a brief biography of Arrington, as well as the history of the work, its place in Mormon and western historiography, and its lasting impact.
Category: Business & Economics

Hiking The Great Basin

Author : John Hart
ISBN : 0871566397
Genre : Travel
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Veteran backpacker and climber John Hart presents a thoroughly revised version of the only guide to this vast, diverse, rarely traveled wilderness area. Hart details over 200 trails that allow for everything from brief, easy nature walks to rugged treks. 47 maps.
Category: Travel

Fishes Of The Great Basin

Author : William F. Sigler
ISBN : 0874171164
Genre : Nature
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Fish have intrigued man since before recorded history; they served as important items of trade among early nomadic tribes in several Great Basin locations and later, upon the arrival of the white man, fish increasingly became a staple diet for the growing settlements of pioneers.
Category: Nature

Shrubs Of The Great Basin

Author : Hugh Nelson Mozingo
ISBN : 0874171121
Genre : Gardening
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Mozingo presents the life histories of more than sixty species of both common and unusual shrubs, and discusses how shrubs grow, reproduce, and adapt to the extreme weather conditions that are part of daily life in the Great Basin.
Category: Gardening

Women Artists Of The Great Basin

Author : Mary Lee Fulkerson
ISBN : 194385937X
Genre : Great Basin
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Thirty-two women artists scattered over 200,000 square miles introduce a powerhouse of three-dimensional art in Women Artists of the Great Basin. A wave of women's art has begun to paint the land with a giant brush, and nowhere have the winds of change been more evident than in the Great Basin, where a sense of freedom and rugged individualism has swept across the playas and through cities and towns. This book is a stunning visual rendering of a wide range of visionary women artists of all ages and backgrounds, and readers will discover their dynamic works and get to know them on a personal level. Sculptors, painters, fabric artists, glassblowers, marble and stone workers, and even a renowned Twinkie artist are represented here, all producing artwork that is jam-packed with originality. Fulkerson and Mantle, longtime artists and residents of the Great Basin themselves, offer a behind-the-scenes intimate glimpse into these women's lives and artwork--showing not only what they create, but why they create it. Too often overlooked, the women covered here prove there is much richness, life, and creativity in what has often been dismissed as a barren desert. Their stories of overcoming great obstacles unfold right alongside images of their art. Many circle outside the conventional world of galleries, museums, and art publications and have created varied paths to their success. They are indeed true originals, rooted in a land of unique geography, a stew of cultures, and stories like no other.
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Great Basin National Park

Author : Gretchen M. Baker
ISBN : 9781492000518
Genre : Travel
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Great Basin National Park is in large part a high-alpine park, but it sits in one of America’s driest, least populated, and most isolated deserts. That contrast is one facet of the diversity that characterizes this region. Within and outside the park are phenomenal landscape features, biotic wonders, unique environments, varied historic sites, and the local colors of isolated towns and ranches. Vast Snake and Spring Valleys, bracketing the national park, are also subjects of one of the West's most divisive environment contests, over what on the surface seems most absent but underground is abundant enough for sprawling Las Vegas to covet it—water.
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Stone Age Spear And Arrow Points Of California And The Great Basin

Author : Noel D. Justice
ISBN : 0253108837
Genre : Social Science
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Noel Justice adds another regional guide to his series of important reference works that survey, describe, and categorize the projectile point and cutting tools used in prehistory by Native American peoples. This volume addresses the region of California and the Great Basin. Written for archaeologists and amateur collectors alike, the book describes over 50 types of stone arrowhead and spear points according to period, culture, and region. With the knowledge of someone trained to fashion projectile points with techniques used by the Indians, Justice describes how the points were made, used, and re-sharpened. His detailed drawings illustrate the way the Indians shaped their tools, what styles were peculiar to which regions, and how the various types can best be identified. There are hundreds of drawings, organized by type cluster and other identifying characteristics. The book also includes distribution maps and color plates that will further aid the researcher or collector in identifying specific periods, cultures, and projectile types.
Category: Social Science