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Product Description: Everett Ruess was twenty years old when he vanished into the canyonlands of southern Utah, spawning the myth of a romantic desert wanderer that survives to this day. It was 1934, and Ruess was in the fifth year of a quest to record wilderness beauty in works of art whose value was recognized by such contemporary artists as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston...read more

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9780520265424 | Univ of California Pr, August 29, 2011, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Everett Ruess was twenty years old when he vanished into the canyonlands of southern Utah, spawning the myth of a romantic desert wanderer that survives to this day.

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Product Description: Renowned environmental historian Philip L. Fradkin reveals the Wallace Stegner behind the literary legacy—a generous teacher, conservationist, and man whose early landscapes shaped his life and character. Fradkin chronicles Stegner's formative years, from the raw, desolate plains of Saskatchewan and the canyonlands of Utah to California's Silicon Valley...read more

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9781400043910 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 12, 2008), cover price $27.50 | About this edition: An illuminating portrait of Wallace Stegner examines the life and career of the twentieth-century literary luminary in terms of his roles as a premier chronicler of the American West, influential teacher, and visionary conservationist.

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9780520259577 | Univ of California Pr, February 17, 2009, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Renowned environmental historian Philip L.

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Product Description: "A finger smashed in a car door and a missed geology examination at the University of Utah led Wallace Stegner to a special assignment about Clarence E. Dutton, thence to John Wesley Powell, and finally in 1954 to publication of what is arguably the single best nonfiction book dealing with the American West...read more

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9780874808650 | Univ of Utah Pr, July 30, 2006, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: "A finger smashed in a car door and a missed geology examination at the University of Utah led Wallace Stegner to a special assignment about Clarence E.

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A definitive account of the 1906 earthquake and resulting firestorms that devastated the city of San Francisco explains how human ineptitude and power politics nearly destroyed the city by failing to serve the needs of its ordinary citizens or to consider the disaster's long-lasting psychological effects, resulting in a period of unparalleled civic upheaval. Reprint.

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9780520230606 | Univ of California Pr, April 1, 2005, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The first indication of the prolonged terror that followed the 1906 earthquake occurred when a ship steaming off San Francisco’s Golden Gate “seemed to jump clear out of the water.

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9780520248205 | Reprint edition (Univ of California Pr, April 1, 2006), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A definitive account of the 1906 earthquake and resulting firestorms that devastated the city of San Francisco explains how human ineptitude and power politics nearly destroyed the city by failing to serve the needs of its ordinary citizens or to consider the disaster's long-lasting psychological effects, resulting in a period of unparalleled civic upheaval.

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Product Description: This second volume of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Fradkin's "natural-resource history of the West"—following A River No More—considers the use, abuse, and preservation of land in the Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah.

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9780394529356 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 1, 1989), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: As the author tours he comments on the history and conditions of the place, the area around the Uinta Mountains, as an example of what occurred in the whole West

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9781555663308 | Johnson Books, March 1, 2004, cover price $17.50 | About this edition: This second volume of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Fradkin's "natural-resource history of the West"—following A River No More—considers the use, abuse, and preservation of land in the Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah.
9780816512362 | Reprint edition (Univ of Arizona Pr, April 1, 1991), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: This second volume of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Fradkin's "natural-resource history of the West"—following A River No More—considers the use, abuse, and preservation of land in the Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah.

Reviews the nuclear testing that took place in the 1950s and 1960s in Nevada and the extensive damage to surrounding areas and people wrought by those tests, as well as the government's failure to accept accountability (view table of contents)

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9781555663315 | Johnson Books, March 1, 2004, cover price $17.50
9780816511433 | Univ of Arizona Pr, June 1, 1989, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Reviews the nuclear testing that took place in the 1950s and 1960s in Nevada and the extensive damage to surrounding areas and people wrought by those tests, as well as the government's failure to accept accountability

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Product Description: Twenty-five years ago Philip L. Fradkin read a book about a remote bay on the Gulf of Alaska coast. The noted environmental historian was attracted by the threads of violence woven through the natural and human histories of Lituya Bay...read more

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9780520224674 | Univ of California Pr, May 1, 2001, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: A travelogue takes readers into the heart of Alaska in search of the region's great natural beauty and diversity and explores how the forces of the natural world have shaped the landscape.

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9780520239067 | Univ of California Pr, March 1, 2003, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Twenty-five years ago Philip L.

Recounts the rise of Wells Fargo & Co., an innovative company that provided basic services such as the exchange of gold dust for coin and reliable delivery of letters and goods.

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9780786242924 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, July 1, 2002), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Recounts the rise of Wells Fargo & Co.
9780743213608 | Free Pr, January 1, 2002, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Recounts the rise of Wells Fargo & Co.

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9780743234368 | Reprint edition (Free Pr, March 4, 2003), cover price $20.95

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9780743227629 | Free Pr, April 24, 2002, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Sweeping in scope, as revealing of an era as it is of a company, Stagecoach is the epic story of Wells Fargo and the American West.

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Product Description: Two books in one volume: Book One: Wells Fargo and the American West by Philip L. Fradkin, and Book Two, Wells Fargo and the Rise of the American Financial Services Industry by Andy Anderson.

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9780743227971 | Simon & Schuster, February 1, 2002, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: Two books in one volume: Book One: Wells Fargo and the American West by Philip L.

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A 'superb cautionary tale (that) should be required reading for every Californian' (Mike Davis, author of 'City of Quartz'), 'Magnitude 8' reaches beyond the earthshaking moment to examine the mythology, culture, social implications, politics, and science of earthquakes.Offers a history of earthquakes and a guide to the San Andreas fault, along with dramatic stories of past earthquakes

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9780805046960 | Henry Holt & Co, October 1, 1998, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Offers a history of earthquakes and a guide to the San Andreas fault, along with dramatic stories of past earthquakes

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9780520221192 | Univ of California Pr on Demand, October 1, 1999, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: A 'superb cautionary tale (that) should be required reading for every Californian' (Mike Davis, author of 'City of Quartz'), 'Magnitude 8' reaches beyond the earthshaking moment to examine the mythology, culture, social implications, politics, and science of earthquakes.

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Product Description: What explains California? To a large extent, as Philip Fradkin's rich, exuberant portrait makes clear, it's the multiple landscapes and the different states of mind that best define America's most populous, diverse, and fabled state...read more

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9780805019476 | Henry Holt & Co, July 1, 1995, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A survey of the distinct ecological areas of California looks at the natural features that typify them, and links them to stories about the people found there, from Native Americans to Chinese laborers

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9780520209428 | Reprint edition (Univ of California Pr, March 1, 1997), cover price $31.95 | About this edition: What explains California?

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Product Description: Here is the definitive history of the development of the Colorado River and the claims made on its waters, from its source in the Wyoming Rockies to the California and Arizona borders where, so saline it kills plants, it peters out just short of the Gulf of California...read more

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9780394415796 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 1, 1981, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A study of the Colorado River system surveys the potential problems that vast social and economic growth, laws and regulations, and special interests have helped to create

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9780520205642 | 2 edition (Univ of California Pr, October 1, 1996), cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Here is the definitive history of the development of the Colorado River and the claims made on its waters, from its source in the Wyoming Rockies to the California and Arizona borders where, so saline it kills plants, it peters out just short of the Gulf of California.
9780816508235 | Reprint edition (Univ of Arizona Pr, January 1, 1984), cover price $17.95

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Product Description: These articles were featured in the Los Angeles Times and Audubon magazine during the 1970s and 1980s. Collected here, with an epilogue that updates news of the people and locations mentioned, they look at people and the environment in the two regions, discussing such subjects as the giant waves of Lituya Bay, the piloting of supertankers through Valdez narrows, drought and fire in California, overgrazing in Arizona and Nevada, and an energy boomtown in Colorado...read more

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9780826314161 | Univ of New Mexico Pr, April 1, 1993, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: These articles were featured in the Los Angeles Times and Audubon magazine during the 1970s and 1980s.

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