Atlas of the New West: Portrait of a Changing Region William E. Riebsame

ISBN: 9780393045505

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192 pages


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Atlas of the New West: Portrait of a Changing Region  by  William E. Riebsame

Atlas of the New West: Portrait of a Changing Region by William E. Riebsame
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An atlas for our times that makes sense of the fast-paced transformation of the American West.The West. Americans hold dearly to old ideas of it as a unique, wild place of majestic space, ranching and mining, small-town life, and opportunity.And soMoreAn atlas for our times that makes sense of the fast-paced transformation of the American West.The West. Americans hold dearly to old ideas of it as a unique, wild place of majestic space, ranching and mining, small-town life, and opportunity.And so it can still be -- but rarely.

The Wests central reality nowadays is that it is new.This newness has never been so well presented in this books forty-six full-color, three-dimensional, computer-generated maps- its two brilliant essays- its informative sidebars- its boxed information (for example, how the first seven wolves introduced into Yellowstone died)- and its dozens of charts and graphs, highlighting:-- The New Wests fortunes now ride on tourism and a postindustrial, high-tech economy.-- The West is Americas fastest urbanizing region.-- Rodeos, dude ranches, and open range now abide with sprawling cities, ski resorts, plugged-in telecommuters, micro-breweries, and mountain biking meccas.-- Illustrations show old Western battles taking new forms -- who owns what land?

who controls what water rights? and how much development is too much?-- Gold-medal trout streams, nuclear-waste sites, jet ports, regional writers, reintroduced wolves, Rocky Mountain and Sierra Nevadan economies ...All are here -- and much more -- in this valuable, beautiful, and eye-opening examination of life as it is now in our Western states.



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