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Great American Desert then and now

W. Eugene Hollon

Great American Desert then and now

by W. Eugene Hollon

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • Deserts -- West (U.S.),
    • Deserts -- West (U.S.),
    • West (U.S.) -- History.,
    • West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.,
    • West (U.S.) -- History.,
    • West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.

    • About the Edition

      A history of man"s attempt to turn American"s arid regions into productive areas.

      Edition Notes

      Statement[by] W. Eugene Hollon.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF591 .H73
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 284 p.
      Number of Pages284
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5984845M
      LC Control Number66014476

      THE DESERT WAR THEN AND NOW By Jean Paul Pallud ISBN: 1 77 5 £ THE BATTLES FOR MONTE CASSINO THEN AND NOW By Jeffrey Plowman and Perry. AMSCO United States History Edition Chapter 17 The Last West and the New South, Terms in this set (69) The Great American Desert. Name given to lands between the Mississippi and the Pacific Coast before There was very little rainfall in this area and the conditions were poor for settlement. (p. ).

        Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling story of the taming of the Wild West, set in Dodge City, the most depraved and criminal town in the nation.. The instant New York Times bestseller!. Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and /5(10). The North American Deserts. North America has four major deserts: Great Basin, Mohave, Chihuahuan and Sonoran. All but the Sonoran Desert have cold winters. Freezing temperatures are even more limiting to plant life than is aridity, so colder deserts are poorer in both species and life forms, especially succulents.

      This list of North American deserts identifies areas of the continent that receive less than 10 in ( mm) annual precipitation. The "North American Desert" is also the term for a large U.S. Level 1 ecoregion (EPA) of the North American Cordillera, in the Deserts and xeric shrublands biome (WWF). The continent's deserts are largely between the Rocky Mountains and Sierra . Some of it was also slow as molasses, and I thought some connections the author made seemed tenuous, if elegant, but I learned a lot and am glad I read it. In the early 20th century, railroad companies and the US government teamed up to settle the area of eastern Montana then known on maps as the Great American Desert with homesteaders.4/5.


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Great American Desert then and now by W. Eugene Hollon Download PDF EPUB FB2

The full name of this classic "The Great American Desert" includes the subtitle "Then and Now," but since it was published 50 years ago(), it could now more appropriately be called "The Great American Desert, Then and Later."/5.

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Eugene Hollon (Author)Author: W. Eugene Hollon. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hollon, W. Eugene (William Eugene), Great American Desert then and now.

Lincoln:. Great American Desert then and now. New York, Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Hollon, W. Eugene (William Eugene), Great American Desert then and now.

New York, Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors. Then and Now"" is the subtitle, and this author has managed to compress a great deal about both into a single volume.

""Desert"" is a fighting word to Western boosterism, but it is the accurate term for the Mountain West, ""approximately 30% of the conterminous United States."".

The Desert War: Then and Now consists of seven parts: Part One - The North African Battlefield (a 24 page geneal overview of Egypt, Libya and Tunisia); Part Two - First Rounds in the Desert (63 pages covering the period June - February ); Part Three - The Germans Move in (95 pages covering the period February - September ); Part 4 - The Winter Battles /5(34).

Great American Desert: Stories. Water, its use and abuse, trickles through Great American Desert, a story collection by Terese Svoboda that spans the misadventures of the prehistoric Clovis people to the wanderings of a forlorn couple around a pink pyramid in a sci-fi prairie/5.

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.

It can be traced to the Stephen H. Long's scientific expedition which put the Great American Desert on the map. The area is now usually referred to as the High Plains, and the original term is now sometimes used to describe the arid region of North America, which includes parts of northwestern Mexico and the American southwest.

Carey and Lee’s Atlas of located the Great American Desert as an indefinite territory in what is now Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Indian Territory and Texas. Bradford’s Atlas of indicates the great desert as extending from the Arkansas River through into Colorado and Wyoming, including South Dakota, part of Nebraska and Kansas.

GREAT AMERICAN DESERT is an excellent new collection by Terese Svoboda, consisting of pieces short and long, set in the deep past and distant future.

The pieces are bound together by Svoboda's meaning-dense yet incredibly fluid style, some recurring characters, and stark Midwestern settings that are anything but plain.5/5(8). Start studying Chapter Great American Desert. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Water and Life and Death: Great American Desert by Terese Svoboda 06/01/19 “He gave us life,” the people of a western settlement earnestly say about the man—Dutch Joe—who digs wells or maybe divines water in the Great American Desert they have chosen to try to settle.

When I first read The Great American Desert I had been for some time on a school-related forced sabbatical from fiction. I had become more used to technical writing, and to reading for information. This novel is anything but straightforward, and initially I wasn’t sure what to think and yet I certainly enjoyed the read.

Books that explore the canyons and deserts of the American Southwest, through story or experience. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

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by W. EUGENE HOLLON | Jan 1, Hardcover $ $ $ shipping. Svoboda (Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet,etc.) returns to her art’s quintessential landscape to relate the overlapping epochs of the great American desert.“Camp Clovis,” the first of the 21 stories that make up this collection, opens in the Pleistocene era among the Clovis people, a Paleo-Indian community who live in what will become the American Author: Terese Svoboda.

Book Reviews. established his reputation as one of the greatest scholars of the American West of his generation. University of California, Davis W.

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CHAPTER XIV The Great American Desert. The Ninth Book and the Fourteenth Book of the Classic of Mountains and Seas, the two additional books found in translation, bear the sub-titles—"In Regard to the Regions Beyond the Sea, from its Southeast Corner to its Northeast Corner" and "The Classic of the Great Eastern Waste.".