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141 EVANS, STERLING (EDITOR). The Borderlands Of The American And Canadian Wests: Essays On Regional History Of The Forty-ninth Parallel.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2006. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests is the first collection of interdisciplinary essays bringing together scholars from both sides of the forty-ninth parallel to examine life in a transboundary region. The result is a text that reveals the diversity, difficulties, and fortunes of this increasingly powerful but little-understood part of the North American West. Contributions by historians, geographers, anthropologists, and scholars of criminal justice and environmental studies provide a comprehensive picture of the history of the borderlands region of the western United States and Canada. The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests is divided into six parts: Defining the Region, Colonizing the Frontier, Farming and Other Labor Interactions, the Borderlands as a Refuge in the Nineteenth Century, the Borderlands as a Refuge in the Twentieth Century, and Natural Resources and Conservation along the Border. Topics include the borderlands' environment; its aboriginal and gender history; frontier interactions and comparisons; agricultural and labor relations; tourism; the region as a refuge for Mormons, far-right groups, and Vietnam War resisters; and conservation and natural resources. These areas show how the history and geography of the borderlands region has been transboundary, multidimensional, and unique within North America. Sterling Evans is an associate professor of history at Brandon University in Manitoba. He is the author of The Green Republic: A Conservation History of Costa Rica and the editor of American Indians in American History, 1870-2001: A Companion Reader. "Historian Sterling Evans has served academia well by orchestrating this important edited collection that announces a recent (re)awakening of the western U.S.-Canadian borderlands field. The carefully constructed volume succeeds in gathering together what Evans refers to as a 'scattered literature' and encourages a new self-consciousness among its practitioners. . . . It is hard to imagine any work in western transborder U.S.-Canadian history going forward without consulting the extensive multi-topic bibliographies compiled by Evans."—Molly P. Rozum, Montana: The Magazine of Western History "Rarely would one think in terms of borderland studies and the 49th parallel—that is, until this collection of essays written by scholars, many of them young academics, in a variety of fields. This work will cause many scholars to revise their definition of the region. . . . [E]xceptional suggested readings accompany each section."—Choice "The quality of research and writing throughout is consistently higher than in many anthologies and no doubt reflects the vitality of the emerging field, as well as Sterling Evans's discrimination as editor. . . . The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests reveals Canada-U.S. borderlands studies to be an exciting field that will surely expand as scholars of the West(s) continue to recognize the importance of transnational perspectives."—Joshua Paddison, Nebraska History "This book is an extremely helpful contribution to the study of the North American West. If you are attempting to understand most any aspect of this broad theme, you are cheating yourself if you do not have it in hand."—Charles C. Chester, Oregon Historical Quarterly 
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142 FIERO, BILL. Geology Of The Great Basin.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2009. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Great Basin is an unforgiving land, a land of rapid change and contrast. The Basin contains almost all of the state of Nevada, half of Utah, and portions of Oregon, California, and Idaho. This landscape has captivated geologist Bill Fiero for decades. In Geology of the Great Basin, Fiero provides a well-illustrated and succinct interpretation of this area's geology in a writing style that is both pleasant and enjoyable. He divides the work into three sections: geologic materials and processes; Great Basin history; and current conditions of the area. Following an introduction to geology and an explanation of the "tools of the trade," the author discusses the physical attributes of the Great Basin and unravels what is known about the geologic history of the area. Finally, specific sites of interest, including state parks and national monuments where significant geologic features can be observed, are presented to aid in planning visits to the Great Basin. Bill Fiero, a resident of the Great Basin for over twenty years, logged more than 11,000 miles on highways and dirt roads conducting research for Geology of the Great Basin. He has been published in journals and is also author of Valley of Fire. "Most travelers through the Great Basin see only the great American Desert. Luckily, there are people like Bill Fiero who can explain this landscape with knowledge and affection. He examines the geologic history of the Basin in an easy and instructive manner. Intended for the general reader, this well-illustrated work mixes basic principles with the latest discoveries in Basin geology." -Library Journal "The introduction to geologic concepts that precedes the geologic history will make this book especially useful to nongeologists. . . . Beautiful color and black-and-white photos together with clear geologic diagrams compose nearly half of the book. The reader learns not only the history of the rocks but something of why, for twenty years, this landscape has excited Bill Fiero, both as a geologist and as a teacher." -Choice "I recommend Geology of the Great Basin to both the casual and interested readers of natural history, and to the professional earth scientist. Bill Fiero's writing style and organization, along with the excellent photographs and sketches, make this book an exciting introduction to the earth sciences for the casual reader. For the avid reader of natural history, the beauty of this book is found in the clarity and the wealth of information presented by Fiero." -A. W. Magee, Progress in Physical Geology "For anyone curious of the science of the environment of the west, Geology of the Great Basin is a top pick that should not be ignored." -The Midwest Book Review 
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143 FLETCHER, SYDNEY WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOSEPH HENRY JACKSON. The Cowboy And His Horse.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York: 1951. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Library discard. 
Details the real, working cowboy, not the movie cowboy fighting Indians and rescuing beautiful maidens. Highly illustrated. 
Price: 10.40 USD
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144 FLORES, DAN. The Natural West: Environmental History In The Great Plains And Rocky Mountains.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2001. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Natural West offers essays reflecting the natural history of the American West as written by one of its most respected environmental historians. Developing a provocative theme, Dan Flores asserts that Western environmental history cannot be explained by examining place, culture, or policy alone, but should be understood within the context of a universal human nature. The Natural West entertains the notion that we all have a biological nature that helps explain some of our attitudes towards the environment. FLores also explains the ways in which various cultures-including the Comanches, New Mexico Hispanos, Mormons, Texans, and Montanans-interact with the environment of the West. Gracefully moving between the personal and the objective, Flores intersperses his writings with literature, scientific theory, and personal reflection. The topics cover a wide range-from historical human nature regarding animals and exploration, to the environmental histories of particular Western bioregions, and finally, to Western restoration as the great environmental theme of the twenty-first century. Dan Flores is retired as A. B. Hammond Professor of History at the University of Montana, Missoula. He is the author of numerous books, including Visions of the Big Sky: Painting and Photographing the Northern Rocky Mountain West and The Natural West: Environmental History in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. "The Natural West brings together some very fine essays that display the talents and intelligence that have made Dan Flores one of the most respected environmental historians of his generation. Flores gives us a thoughtful tour of a West that is troubled but resilient, and he encourages us to see this very old country with new eyes."-Elliott West, author of The Contested Plains. 
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145 FLORES, DAN. The Natural West: Environmental History In The Great Plains And Rocky Mountains.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2001. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Natural West offers essays reflecting the natural history of the American West as written by one of its most respected environmental historians. Developing a provocative theme, Dan Flores asserts that Western environmental history cannot be explained by examining place, culture, or policy alone, but should be understood within the context of a universal human nature. The Natural West entertains the notion that we all have a biological nature that helps explain some of our attitudes towards the environment. FLores also explains the ways in which various cultures-including the Comanches, New Mexico Hispanos, Mormons, Texans, and Montanans-interact with the environment of the West. Gracefully moving between the personal and the objective, Flores intersperses his writings with literature, scientific theory, and personal reflection. The topics cover a wide range-from historical human nature regarding animals and exploration, to the environmental histories of particular Western bioregions, and finally, to Western restoration as the great environmental theme of the twenty-first century. Dan Flores is retired as A. B. Hammond Professor of History at the University of Montana, Missoula. He is the author of numerous books, including Visions of the Big Sky: Painting and Photographing the Northern Rocky Mountain West and The Natural West: Environmental History in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. "The Natural West brings together some very fine essays that display the talents and intelligence that have made Dan Flores one of the most respected environmental historians of his generation. Flores gives us a thoughtful tour of a West that is troubled but resilient, and he encourages us to see this very old country with new eyes."-Elliott West, author of The Contested Plains. 
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146 FONT, PEDRO; BROWN, ALAN K. (TRANSLATED & EDITED BY). With Anza To California, 1775-1776: The Journal Of Pedro Font, O.f.m.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2011. Volume 1 in The Early California Commentaries Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A recently discovered manuscript offers new perspectives on Anza's California Expedition. Juan Bautista de Anza led the Spanish colonizing expedition in 1775-76 that opened a trail from Arizona to California and established a presidio at San Francisco Bay. Franciscan missionary Fray Pedro Font accompanied Anza. As chaplain and geographer, Font kept a detailed daily record of the expedition's progress that today is considered one of the fundamental documents of exploration in the American Southwest. This new edition includes Font's recently discovered field journal—the actual notes he wrote on the trail. Previously published only in Spanish, this journal contains many details and perspectives not found in the two "official" versions that Font prepared after the expedition. It supplants the 1930 edition prepared by Herbert Eugene Bolton, which was based solely on Font's "official" texts. With Anza to California, 1775-1776 interweaves and correlates for the first time all existing texts of Font's journal and incorporates the latest research on this pathbreaking expedition. Editor Alan K. Brown has rendered a more accurate translation, allowing us to relive the journey through Font's eyes as the friar presents a panorama of history, geography, and ecology. Font also describes the interaction between Hispanic settlers and Native peoples—revealing Spanish relations with the Quechans on the Colorado River and the Kumeyaay uprising in San Diego. Featuring maps and relief profiles drawn by Font, along with new maps prepared by Brown, this edition includes an extensive introduction and copious explanatory notes. It is the most complete account of the Anza expedition and a foundational primary source in California and Southwest history. Alan K. Brown (1933-2009) taught Medieval languages and literature at the Ohio State University, among other institutions. He published numerous articles and reviews on western U.S. history and authored or translated several books, including A Description of Distant Roads: Original Journals of the First Expedition into California, 1769-1770. 
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147 FORBIS, WILLIAM H. (TEXT). The Cowboys.
Time-Life Books, Alexandria: 1977. Fourth Printing. Revised 1977. The Old West Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. 
Here's a most graphic depiction of the American cowboy in the generation following the United States Civil War. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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148 FOSS, JODY. Mules Across The Great Wide Open.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Join Jody and her sister as they ride green-broke Appaloosas and pack the incredible mule Sarah Jane 1,300 miles from Park City Utah to Spokane Washington. A collection of mishaps, old timers' stories and high mountain passes make this book a fun read. Humorously illustrated by Bonnie Shields and with a photo section, this 288 page book can take you away! 
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149 FOX, WILLIAM L. Playa Works: The Myth Of The Empty.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2002. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In eight brilliant essays, Fox explores many of the major playas of the American West , examining locations as diverse as Nellis Air Force Base and Frenchman Flat, where the federal government has tested experimental aircraft and atomic weaponry; the Great Salt Lake Desert, where land-speed records have been broken; and the Black Rock Desert of Northern Nevada, site of the colorful Burning Man arts festival. He analyzes the geological and climatological conditions that created the playas and the historical role that playas played in the exploration and settlement of the West. And he offers lucid and keenly perceptive discussions of the ways that artists have responded to the playas, from the ancient makers of geoglyphs to the work of contemporary artists who have found inspiration in these enigmatic spaces, including earthworks builder Michael Heizer, photographer Richard Misrach, and painter Michael Moore. The ensemble is a compelling combination of natural history, philosophy, and art criticism, a thoughtful meditation on humankind's aversion to and fascination with the void. Bill Fox remains stubbornly outside the ability of critics to label him. An independent scholar, a cultural geographer, an essayist, a poet, a travel writer, Fox consistently brings together unexpected fields of knowledge in order to illuminate the subjects at hand. He has been an arts consultant, curator, and visiting scholar at the Getty Research Institute. He has written widely on the nature of deserts and the role of the arts in American culture. He is the author of numerous articles and books; his work on cognition and the landscape includes time in the Antarctic as a visiting writer with the National Science Foundation and work in the Arctic with NASA on the Haughton-Mars Project. He lives in Burbank. "If we are to increasingly inhabit the deserts of the world, we must better understand them, author William L. Fox argues. Fox takes readers on a literary odyssey that integrates scholarship and personal narrative in a rich exploration of the natural and unnatural histories of dry lakes. Fox is a master of writing technical information in a manner that makes matters clear and engaging for a non-technical reader in Playa Works: The Myth of the Empty. Fox tours the playas of California, Nevada, and Utah with artists and scientists, military personnel and defense contractors, piecing together the story of how we perceive the intimidating blank pages of the desert and inscribe our culture upon them." —Encore: Sierra Arts Monthly, November 2002 "Fox's prose was lovely to read, clean and delicate, his paragraphs well-balanced with information and narrative. He has a rare sensitivity to beauty, meaning, and language. His approach is soulful, his thinking solid and expansive, as hard and wide as the desert floor." —Elizabeth White, Southwestern American Literature "William L. Fox's new book is the most extraordinary and complex book yet written about the Big Empty, its myth and reality, and the works of art that it has spawned, full of the ironies of history and mysterious draw of its landscape. A playa lover's dream, a dreamer's vision in words, sculpture, and photographs, underlaid by fine scholarship and exuberance. All in all, a superb book that belongs in the library of everyone who loves the dry spans of the West." —Ann Zwinger, author of The Mysterious Lands: A Naturalist Explores the Four Great Deserts of the Southwest 
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150 FOX, WILLIAM L. The Void, The Grid & The Sign: Traversing The Great Basin.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2005. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This is a story that few know, but those who do are its disciples. The story, of the highest and driest of all American deserts, the Great Basin, has no finer voice than that of William Fox. Fox's book is divided into the three sections of the title. In "The Void," he leads us through the Great Basin landscape, investigating our visual response to it—a pattern of mountains and valleys on a scale of such magnitude and emptiness and undifferentiated by shape, form, and color that the visual and cognitive expectations of the human mind are confounded and impaired. "The Grid" leads us on a journey through the evolution of cartography in the nineteenth century and the explorations of John Charles Frmont to the net of maps, section markers, railroads, telegraph lines, and highways that humans have thrown across the void throughout history. "The Sign" wends us through the metaphors and language we continue to place around and over the void, revealing the Great Basin as a palimpsest where, for example, the neon boulevards of Las Vegas interplay with ancient petroglyphs. In this one-of-a-kind travel book that allows us to travel within our own neurophysiological processes as well as out into the arresting void of the Great Basin, Fox has created a dazzling new standard at the frontier of writing about the American West. His stunning and broad insight draws from the fields of natural history, cognitive psychology, art history, western history, archaeology, and anthropology, and will be of value to scholars and readers in all these subjects. Bill Fox remains stubbornly outside the ability of critics to label him. An independent scholar, a cultural geographer, an essayist, a poet, a travel writer, Fox consistently brings together unexpected fields of knowledge in order to illuminate the subjects at hand. He has been an arts consultant, curator, and visiting scholar at the Getty Research Institute. He has written widely on the nature of deserts and the role of the arts in American culture. He is the author of numerous articles and books; his work on cognition and the landscape includes time in the Antarctic as a visiting writer with the National Science Foundation and work in the Arctic with NASA on the Haughton-Mars Project. He lives in Burbank. "an engaging book, full of lucid theories about the stories and misrepresentations that we build around foreign landscapes." —Francie Lin, associate editor of Threepenny Review "…a creative and penetrating look … Fox's work is fascinating, studded with rich deposits of fact, revelation, and speculation." —Jonathan Cook, Western American Literature Spring 2002 
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151 FRANCAVIGLIA, RICHARD V. Believing In Place: A Spiritual Geography Of The Great Basin.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2003. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The austere landscape of the Great Basin has inspired diverse responses from the people who have moved through or settled in it. Author Richard V. Francaviglia is interested in the connection between environment and spirituality in the Great Basin, for here, he says, "faith and landscape conspire to resurrect old myths and create new ones." As a geographer, Francaviglia knows that place means more than physical space. Human perceptions and interpretations are what give place its meaning. In Believing in Place, he examines the varying human perceptions of and relationships with the Great Basin landscape, from the region's Native American groups to contemporary tourists and politicians, to determine the spiritual issues that have shaped our connections with this place. In doing so, he considers the creation and flood myths of several cultures, the impact of the Judeo-Christian tradition and individualism, Native American animism and shamanist traditions, the Mormon landscape, the spiritual dimensions of gambling, the religious foundations of Cold War ideology, stories of UFOs and alien presence, and the convergence of science and spirituality. Francaviglia has produced a fascinating investigation of the role of human conceptions of place in that space we call the Great Basin. Richard V. Francaviglia is professor of history and geography and director of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography at the University of Texas in Arlington. "An exceptionally illuminating travelogue, Francaviglia's many-faceted inquiry reveals the genius loci of a unique and powerful place." —Booklist "The Great Basin may be one of the most underappreciated U.S. regions, but Francaviglia fills in what might appear 'blank' or 'desolate' to that traveler encountering it for the first time. Believing in Place has much to offer anyone interested in the processes by which place and belief commingle so as to inspire thoughts of the divine." —Rick Van Noy, ISLE "In an era when spiritual concerns ranging from evangelical environmentalism to New Age revelations increasingly make their presence felt throughout society, Francaviglia's inquiry contributes to our understanding of how such concerns have shaped human perceptions and actions in the Great Basin and how they may influence other such encounters in other places. Its array of intriguing questions and answers deserves the thoughtful attention of many scholars." —Peter J. Blodgett, H-Net Reviews 
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152 FRANCAVIGLIA, RICHARD V. Mapping And Imagination In The Great Basin: A Cartographic History.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2005. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Great Basin was the last region of continental North America to be explored and mapped, and it remained largely a mystery to Euro-Americans until well into the nineteenth century. In Mapping and Imagination in the Great Basin, geographer-historian Richard Francaviglia shows how the Great Basin gradually emerged from its "cartographic silence" as terra incognita and how this fascinating process both paralleled the development of the sciences of surveying, geology, hydrology, and cartography and reflected the changing geopolitical aspirations of the European colonial powers and the United States. Francaviglia's interdisciplinary account of the mapping of the Great Basin combines a chronicle of the exploration of the region with a history of the art and science of cartography and of the political, economic, and cultural contexts in which maps are created. It also offers a compelling, wide-ranging discussion that combines a description of the daunting physical realities of the Great Basin with a cogent examination of the ways humans, from early Native Americans to nineteenth-century surveyors to twentieth-century highway and air travelers, have understood, defined, and organized this space, psychologically and through the medium of maps. Mapping and Imagination in the Great Basin continues Francaviglia's insightful, richly nuanced meditation on the Great Basin landscape that began in Believing in Place. BROWSE - TITLES ? Back to list of titles ISBN: 978-0-87417-609-4 Binding: [Hardcover] Pages: 256 Publication date: 2005 $44.95 Add to cart ISBN: 978-0-87417-617-9 Binding: [Paperback] Pages: 256 Publication date: 2005 $24.95 Add to cart Bookmark and Share Mapping and Imagination in the Great Basin A Cartographic History by Richard V. Francaviglia Description The Great Basin was the last region of continental North America to be explored and mapped, and it remained largely a mystery to Euro-Americans until well into the nineteenth century. In Mapping and Imagination in the Great Basin, geographer-historian Richard Francaviglia shows how the Great Basin gradually emerged from its "cartographic silence" as terra incognita and how this fascinating process both paralleled the development of the sciences of surveying, geology, hydrology, and cartography and reflected the changing geopolitical aspirations of the European colonial powers and the United States. Francaviglia's interdisciplinary account of the mapping of the Great Basin combines a chronicle of the exploration of the region with a history of the art and science of cartography and of the political, economic, and cultural contexts in which maps are created. It also offers a compelling, wide-ranging discussion that combines a description of the daunting physical realities of the Great Basin with a cogent examination of the ways humans, from early Native Americans to nineteenth-century surveyors to twentieth-century highway and air travelers, have understood, defined, and organized this space, psychologically and through the medium of maps. Mapping and Imagination in the Great Basin continues Francaviglia's insightful, richly nuanced meditation on the Great Basin landscape that began in Believing in Place. Richard V. Francaviglia is professor of history and geography and director of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography at the University of Texas in Arlington. "That the author chose a challenging subject matter for his book is an understatement — even with more than four centuries of exploration, atlases, and maps for use as guides, most Americans have only the haziest concept of exactly where the Great Basin is...That Francaviglia succeeds so admirably is a testment to his painstaking research, organizational skills, attention to details, and highly readable prose....His study contributes significantly to the monographic literature on the history of exploration and discovery, and it integrates research by historical geographers, cartographers, and historians of science with primary source materials and map interpretation....This book should take its place alongside classics such as John Logan Allen's Passage to the Garden (1974), the works of William Goetzmann on the exploration of the American West, and related studies on the history of science in the age of discovery." —Russell S. Kirby, Cartographic Perspectives, Winter 2006 "A first-rate piece of cartographic history, Richard V. Francaviglia's well written and copiously illustrated account considers the imaginative grasping and presentation of the Great Basin through maps and other forms of spatial awareness. This is at once a key text in cartographic history that has much to offer to scholars, students and general readers alike, and an insightful approach to an important aspect of American history. . . . The approach taken in this impressive book could be profitably adopted for other regions, and is a reminder of how much cartographic scholarship offers historians of America." —Jeremy Black, History: Reviews of New Books, Summer 2005 "The author's passion for this region shines through as his work attempts to explain why this beautiful land was neglected and misunderstood by early explorers and cartographers. In addition to the specific stories of the region, the author provides great insight into the history and development of cartography as a profession, and its ability to both obfuscate and illuminate the secrets of the land." —Brian C. Payne, Journal of the West, October 2005 ". . . an extraordinarily readable cartographic history of the Great Basin." —Brooks Green, Utah Historical Quarterly 74.1, Winter 2006 "Richard Francaviglia is one of the finest, if not the finest, interpreter of American landscapes writing today....Francaviglia operates from the assumption that the region's landscapes were so overwhelming that they forced observers to organize them into recognizable shapes and forms in order that they might be understood. The rich panoply of maps that grace the book provides evocative visual evidence of this tendency, and the dozens of maps that the book contains, along with lucid and graceful prose, make up the book's real strength and power." —John L. Allen, Western Historical Quarterly, Winter 2006 "This book will be useful to several academic audiences. Environmental scientists, cartographers, and geographers have much to gain by considering the social and historical relativity of science and map making. Historians will appreciate Francaviglia's points concerning the role of scientists and even the environment played in shaping the history of the American West. And anyone who has ever visited the Great Basin, taken an interest in western exploration, or attempted to re-fold an unwieldy map after careful scrutiny will enjoy his insights." —David Miller, Journal of San Diego History, December 2006 "This very informative and easy to read book should be a permanent fixture on every cartographer's bookshelf." - The Professional Geographer "That the author chose a challenging subject matter for his book is an understatement — even with more than four centuries of exploration, atlases, and maps for use as guides, most Americans have only the haziest concept of exactly where the Great Basin is...That Francaviglia succeeds so admirably is a testment to his painstaking research, organizational skills, attention to details, and highly readable prose....His study contributes significantly to the monographic literature on the history of exploration and discovery, and it integrates research by historical geographers, cartographers, and historians of science with primary source materials and map interpretation....This book should take its place alongside classics such as John Logan Allen's Passage to the Garden (1974), the works of William Goetzmann on the exploration of the American West, and related studies on the history of science in the age of discovery." —Russell S. Kirby, Cartographic Perspectives, Winter 2006 "A first-rate piece of cartographic history, Richard V. Francaviglia's well written and copiously illustrated account considers the imaginative grasping and presentation of the Great Basin through maps and other forms of spatial awareness. This is at once a key text in cartographic history that has much to offer to scholars, students and general readers alike, and an insightful approach to an important aspect of American history. . . . The approach taken in this impressive book could be profitably adopted for other regions, and is a reminder of how much cartographic scholarship offers historians of America." —Jeremy Black, History: Reviews of New Books, Summer 2005 "The author's passion for this region shines through as his work attempts to explain why this beautiful land was neglected and misunderstood by early explorers and cartographers. In addition to the specific stories of the region, the author provides great insight into the history and development of cartography as a profession, and its ability to both obfuscate and illuminate the secrets of the land." —Brian C. Payne, Journal of the West, October 2005 ". . . an extraordinarily readable cartographic history of the Great Basin." —Brooks Green, Utah Historical Quarterly 74.1, Winter 2006 "Richard Francaviglia is one of the finest, if not the finest, interpreter of American landscapes writing today....Francaviglia operates from the assumption that the region's landscapes were so overwhelming that they forced observers to organize them into recognizable shapes and forms in order that they might be understood. The rich panoply of maps that grace the book provides evocative visual evidence of this tendency, and the dozens of maps that the book contains, along with lucid and graceful prose, make up the book's real strength and power." —John L. Allen, Western Historical Quarterly, Winter 2006 "This book will be useful to several academic audiences. Environmental scientists, cartographers, and geographers have much to gain by considering the social and historical relativity of science and map making. Historians will appreciate Francaviglia's points concerning the role of scientists and even the environment played in shaping the history of the American West. And anyone who has ever visited the Great Basin, taken an interest in western exploration, or attempted to re-fold an unwieldy map after careful scrutiny will enjoy his insights." —David Miller, Journal of San Diego History, December 2006 "This very informative and easy to read book should be a permanent fixture on every cartographer's bookshelf." - The Professional Geographer 
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153 FREEDMAN, RUSSELL. Cowboys Of The Wild West.
Clarion Books, New York: 1985. 0395548004 / 9780395548004 Fourth Printing. Revised 1977. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Provides a vivid look at the proud young men who inspired the legend - the old-time, trail-driving cowboys in the late ninetenth century. A strong sense of life on the range, racnch, and cattle drive emerges through vivid description and pertinent firsthand recollections from cowboy memoirs.". 
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154 GADD, BEN. Handbook Of The Canadian Rockies.
Corax Press, Jasper: 1988. 0969263104 / 9780969263104 Third Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 

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155 GARRETT, PAT F.; DYKES, J. C. (INTRODUCTION). The Authentic Life Of Billy, The Kid: A Faithful And Interesting Narrative.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 1974. 080611195X / 9780806111957 Volume 3 in the Western Frontier Library Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Of all firsthand accounts of lawlessness in the old Southwest, none is more fascinating than Pat F. Garrett's The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid. First published in 1882, a year after Sheriff Garrett killed the Kid, "the bravest and most feared' gunman of the Lincoln County, New Mexico, cattle war, it is at once the most authoritative biography of William H. Bonney and the foundation of the Billy the Kid legend. Pat F. Garrett, the Southwest's most celebrated sheriff, is best known for his killing of Billy the Kid and for this book, which was written in collaboration with his friend, frontier newspaperman Ashmun Upson. J. C. Dykes is the author of Billy the Kid: The Bibliography of a Legend (Albuquerque, 1952). He is also co-author (with O. C. Fisher) of King Fisher: His Life and Times (University of Oklahoma Press, 1966). ". . . More exciting than a dozen of the latest Westerns." - Antiquarian Bookman "Every story of consequence on the Kid has been based on . . . Garrett's book. . . .It is smartly enlivened by the definitive introduction of J. C. Dykes." - The New York Times 
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156 GARST, SHANNON. Jim Bowie And His Famous Knife.
Julian Messner, Inc., New York: 1955. Eighth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good reading copy. Library discard. 
The fiercest Indians of the whole hemisphere roamed the Texas plains in 1830. Comanches, Wacos, Caddos and the cannibalistic Karankahaus - the very names struck terror to men's hearts. One strong man rode among them on a mission aimed at healing the growing quarrel between Mexico and the United States. James Bowie was that fearless man - a hero who looked like a hero. Jim Bowie and his famous knife carved an empire in the exciting West. This is the adventure-filled story of those heroic days. Includes an Index. 
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157 GLASRUD, BRUCE A. & MICHAEL N. SEARLES (EDITORS) WITH A FOREWORD BY ALBERT S. BROUSSARD. Black Cowboys In The American West: On The Range, On The Stage, Behind The Badge.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 1916. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Who were the black cowboys? They were drovers, foremen, fiddlers, cowpunchers, cattle rustlers, cooks, and singers. They worked as wranglers, riders, ropers, bulldoggers, and bronc busters. They came from varied backgrounds—some grew up in slavery, while free blacks often got their start in Texas and Mexico. Most who joined the long trail drives were men, but black women also rode and worked on western ranches and farms. The first overview of the subject in more than fifty years, Black Cowboys in the American West surveys the life and work of these cattle drivers from the years before the Civil War through the turn of the twentieth century. Including both classic, previously published articles and exciting new research, this collection also features select accounts of twentieth-century rodeos, music, people, and films. Arranged in three sections—"Cowboys on the Range," "Performing Cowboys," and "Outriders of the Black Cowboys"—the thirteen chapters illuminate the great diversity of the black cowboy experience. Like all ranch hands and riders, African American cowboys lived hard, dangerous lives. But black drovers were expected to do the roughest, most dangerous work—and to do it without complaint. They faced discrimination out west, albeit less than in the South, which many had left in search of autonomy and freedom. As cowboys, they could escape the brutal violence visited on African Americans in many southern communities and northern cities. Black cowhands remain an integral part of life in the West, the descendants of African Americans who ventured west and helped settle and establish black communities. This long-overdue examination of nineteenth- and twentieth-century black cowboys ensures that they, and their many stories and experiences, will continue to be known and told. Bruce A. Glasrud, Professor Emeritus at California State University, East Bay, and retired Arts and Sciences Dean, Sul Ross State University, is the author or editor of more than thirty books. Albert S. Broussard is Professor of History at Texas A&M University and author of numerous books, including Expectations of Equality: A History of Black Westerners. Michael N. Searles is Emeritus Professor of History at Augusta University. Searles is a contributor to Black Cowboys of Texas and, with Bruce Glasrud, coeditor of Buffalo Soldiers in the American West: A Black Soldiers Anthology. 
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158 GOODYEAR III, FRANK H. Faces Of The Frontier: Photographic Portraits From The American West 1845-1924.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Their faces look out across a chasm of time. Stern and often stiff, they wear the high collars and hoop skirts, buckskins and ceremonial feathers of another era. The names of some are familiar—Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Sitting Bull, Annie Oakley. The names of others may be less well known, but they played a significant role in re-creating the American West. These are all people of the West, and their portraits give us a unique glimpse into a lost time and place. Faces of the Frontier showcases more than 120 photographic portraits of leaders, statesmen, soldiers, laborers, activists, criminals, and others, all posed before the cameras that made their way to nearly every mining shanty-town and frontier outpost on the prairie. Drawing primarily on the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, this book depicts many of the people who helped transform the West between the end of the Mexican War and passage of the Indian Citizenship Act. Accompanying the portraits are an introduction and two essays that provide historical context and help frame their interpretation. Frank Goodyear explores how photography influenced Americans' understanding of the West by giving the region a face and by shaping public responses to western issues. Richard White questions the notion that these photographs accurately represent individuals and argues that the portraits' subjects participated in a process that idealized them as types. This handsome volume is not only a record of the people we associate with the West during a remarkably formative eighty years but also a key to understanding what Americans then saw in the West, and how they saw themselves.s 
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159 GOUGH, STEPHEN T. Colter's Run.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: 2008. 1931291713 / 9781931291712 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Brand new book but with very slight tear at the top of the spine.. 
If the story of the American West and in particular the opening of exploration begins with the Lewis and Clark Expedition then surely its first hero must be John Colter. Backwoodsman, hunter, guide, explorer, trapper and patriot, John Colter forswore the comfort and security of civilization and even the companionship of a single comrade, striding through a vast unexplored wilderness like a giant of legend. The legend of John Colter is one of the most fascinating elements of the history of the American West, elevating far beyond the mystery and drama imbedded in the story of his famous "run" - his escape from the Blackfeet Indians in what is known as the fabled Three Forks area of Montana. 
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160 GOUGH, STEPHEN T. Colter's Run.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: 2008. 1931291713 / 9781931291712 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Brand new book. 
If the story of the American West and in particular the opening of exploration begins with the Lewis and Clark Expedition then surely its first hero must be John Colter. Backwoodsman, hunter, guide, explorer, trapper and patriot, John Colter forswore the comfort and security of civilization and even the companionship of a single comrade, striding through a vast unexplored wilderness like a giant of legend. The legend of John Colter is one of the most fascinating elements of the history of the American West, elevating far beyond the mystery and drama imbedded in the story of his famous "run" - his escape from the Blackfeet Indians in what is known as the fabled Three Forks area of Montana. 
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