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The Desert States

by Michael S. Durham

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Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Southwest, New
    • Subjects:
    • Deserts -- Southwest, New -- Guidebooks,
    • Historic sites -- Southwest, New -- Guidebooks,
    • Southwest, New -- Guidebooks

    • Edition Notes

      Statementtext by Michael S. Durham ; editorial director, Roger G. Kennedy.
      SeriesThe Smithsonian guides to historic America ;, 10
      ContributionsYoung, Donald.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF785.3 .D87 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination445 p. :
      Number of Pages445
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1001571M
      ISBN 101556706413
      LC Control Number96040547

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Although this book doesn't tell the history of these states, it visits historic places within each state. Much of the history of these four states (NM, AZ, NV, UT) is told through the landscape and historic buildings of each by: 1.

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In the Desert States volume, the author brilliantly teach us important facts of these four states with the help of precious and old pictures, some of them dating back to the XIX century. This Desert States volume, along with the volumes of the other American regions, is a must-buy because of its peculiarity, omitting frivolous turistic details but dwelling on often-forgotten data about America's history.5/5(4).

Roger G. Kennedy is director emeritus The Desert States book the National Museum of American History and former director of the National Park Service. He has written ten books and coedited "Living on the Edge: Economic, Institutional and Management Perspectives on Wildfire Hazard in the Urban Interface.

Smithsonian Historic Desert States Edition book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. One in a series of illustrated guides to /5. Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History: The Desert States, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah Hardcover – September 1, by Donald B.

Robertson (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings. See all 3 formats and editions. Hide other formats and editions/5(3). But it is a book that completely changed the American idea of what the Western desert could be, and Sierra Club hikers will still carry it around.

It’s a beautifully written book. It is amusing that he slightly faked up the one-man-versus-the-elements story, but it was a book that changed the aesthetics of the desert.

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I thought The Southwest was much bigger than it actually is, until Wikipedia told me otherwise. Turns out, The Southwest region consists of Arizona and its surrounding areas, but no other complete states: the southeasternmost part of California’s Inland Empire up into the bottom of Nevada; the lower areas of Colorado and Utah in the Four Corners region; the Western half of New Mexico, Author: Jessica Pryde.

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Get this from a library. The Desert States. [Michael S Durham; Roger G Kennedy] -- Describes historic sites, buildings, and natural wonders in New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.

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Its total area is 22, sq mi (57, km 2). The full color pictures are lovely and are used to enhance the text. Although this book doesn't tell the history of these states, it visits historic places within each state. Much of the history of these four states (NM, AZ, NV, UT) is told through the landscape and historic buildings of each state.5/5(2).