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Atlas of the New West: Portrait of a Changing Regionby William 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 so it can still be — but rarely. The West's central reality nowadays is that it is new.
This newness has never been so well presented in this book's 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:
All are here — and much more — in this valuable, beautiful, and eye-opening examination of life as it is now in our Western states.
4050 Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Table of Contents
ch 1. A region defined — ch. 2. Infrastructure for new West — ch. 3. Water for the new West — ch. 4. People in the new West — ch. 5. New West lifestyles — ch. 6. The ugly West — ch. 7. Visions for the next West.
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