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The Proper Edge of the Sky: The High Plateau Country of Utah

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Publisher Comments:

Edward Geary’s collection of writings on the High Plateau country of central and southern Utah, a combination guidebook, travel narrative, personal essays, and natural, social, and literary history, encompasses each of those forms with a sweep as broad as the landscape it describes.

It traces the progress of travelers to the region, including the historic Dominguez-Escalante party in 1776, and trappers and explorers such as Jedediah Smith, John C. Freemont, and Kit Carson. Scandinavian and English descendants of the early Mormon pioneers, sent to settle Manti and surrounding areas by Brigham Young in 1849, populate many of the pages and dominate the agrarian villages described by the author. The book also describes the multiethnic society of French Basque, Greeks, Slavs, Italians, Chinese, Welsh, and Finnish laborers and coal miners that developed in the region.

Geary writes of all these people with affection and a deep sense of place, of belonging to a distinctive landscape and its history. It is a book that will bring a rush of understanding to those who have lived in the High Plateaus and greater depth of appreciation to visitors.

 

Book News Annotation:

Geary (English, Brigham Young U.) covers the human--and a little natural--history of the great, largely empty, and spectacular Utah section of the Colorado Plateau. Contains only one inadequate map. A good story.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-270) and index.

About the Author

Edward A. Geary was born in Huntington, Utah, a small town in the heart of the High Plateau country.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. A Strange and Beautiful Company

2. South of Nebo

3. The Mormon Corridor

4. The Inner Valleys

5. Stop and Tell Me, Red Man

6. Streams Ever Copious

7. A Wife from Sanpete County

8. Valley at the World's End

9. The Backhouses of Escalante

10. A Woman and Some Cows

11. The Camps

12. For the Strength of the Hills

Notes

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874804096
Author:
Geary, Edward A.
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Location:
Salt Lake City :
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Utah
Subject:
History, Local
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Natural history -- Utah.
Subject:
Plateaus.
Subject:
Plateaus -- Utah.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
9339
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 11
Language:
English
Illustrations:
34 bandw photos, 1 map
Pages:
286
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 18 up to 80

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