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Atlas of the New West: Portrait of a Changing Region

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Publisher Comments:

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:
-- The New West's fortunes now ride on tourism and a postindustrial, high-tech economy.
-- The West is America's 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.

Description:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393045505
Subtitle:
(portrait of a changing region )
Editor:
Riebsame, William E.
Editor:
Theobald, David
Other:
Robb, James J.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Maps
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Atlases
Subject:
Infrastructure
Subject:
West
Subject:
Infrastructure (Economics) -- West (U.S.) -- Maps.
Subject:
Atlases - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Volume:
97-8
Publication Date:
1997
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192 p.
Dimensions:
12.30x9.33x.83 in. 2.70 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » Western States
History and Social Science » Geography » General

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