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Author Wohl, Ellen E., 1962-

Title Of rock and rivers : seeking a sense of place in the American West / Ellen Wohl.

Publication Info. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [2009]

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  GB561 .W64 2009    Available  ---
Description xix, 267 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-260) and index.
Contents The Western reserve -- A sense of space -- River days: paradise found -- River days: paradise lost -- The delicate strength of rock -- The Western rampart -- Where the winds live -- Colorado burning -- Let it snow! -- Equifinality -- What is natural? -- The disillusioned angler -- Poisoning the well -- Adventures in the still unknown interior of North America.
Summary This deeply personal collection of essays paints a progressive view of the American West as seen by a geologist. The author traces her twenty years of living and conducting research in the natural landscapes of the West as she investigates the conflict between environmental history and widely held romanticized views of the region.
Subject River channels -- West (U.S.)
River channels.
Rivers -- West (U.S.)
Geological time.
Geological time.
Geology -- West (U.S.)
Human ecology -- West (U.S.)
Human ecology.
Landscape changes -- West (U.S.)
Landscape changes.
West United States.
ISBN 0520257030 cloth alkaline paper
9780520257030 cloth alkaline paper