Synopses & Reviews
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
The story of Pyramid Lake contains more than 70 excellent illustrations. Geology, archeology, history, biology, recreation, past, present and future are accurately and ably discussed and illustrated by a man who thoroughly knows the subject.
"Generously illustrated from the entire area, this is a well worthwhile volume for one who appreciates the outdoors or is interested in the history of the Nevada desert country."—Walla Walla Union Bulletin Walla Walla Union Bulletin
"Wheeler covers the entire scene-archaeology, hydrogeography, anthropology, fauna and flora and ichthyology, and the bitter warfare that developed inevitably between native and white man. . . . It is a fascinating story."—Sacramento Union Sacramento Union
National park officials have called the Pyramid Lake "the most beautiful desert lake in North America." Here is the pre-history and history of the basin, including its famous Indian battles. Early white exploration and settlement, the decline and restoration of the lake's giant cutthroat trout, and shore fishing.
About the Author
Sessions S. Wheeler was a widely known outdoorsman, conservationist, teacher and western writer who spent much of his gree time in the environment he most enjoyed and best understood, the Great Basin Desert.