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  • Park, Darcie, illustrator; Coerr, Eleanor.
    S IS FOR SILVER: A Nevada Alphabet.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A rhyming alphabet book, colorfully illustrated for younger children, but with informative sidebars on each 2 page spread for older children or adults. This celebrates the diversity, history and beauty of Nevada from the glitter of the Las Vegas strip to the natural beauties of Lake Tahoe and the desert and the wildlife found there, from the pioneers who crossed by wagon train to those who built monuments like the Hoover Dam. Oblong format, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, bound in glossy illustrated boards, unpaginated (40 pp.). ISBN: 1-585361178.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page by the illustrator, Darcie Park, with the year 2004 and the word 'enjoy.' Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 32664
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  • Worster, Donald.
    UNDER WESTERN SKIES: Nature and History in the American West.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 11 essays which exemplify the "new western history," which focuses on the environment, native peoples, and the concentration of power in the hands of a few. Foremost among these historians is Donald Worster. In Worster's writings, the western past Among the topics he looks at in this book are "the struggle by the Lakota to regain ownership of the Black Hills, examining the importance of the Black Hills in Indian religion and the way they have been mismanaged by the U.S. government. . . the cowboy in terms of the new ecology that arose from livestock ranching - the endless miles of fences, the…

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    New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 11 essays which exemplify the "new western history," which focuses on the environment, native peoples, and the concentration of power in the hands of a few. Foremost among these historians is Donald Worster. In Worster's writings, the western past Among the topics he looks at in this book are "the struggle by the Lakota to regain ownership of the Black Hills, examining the importance of the Black Hills in Indian religion and the way they have been mismanaged by the U.S. government. . . the cowboy in terms of the new ecology that arose from livestock ranching - the endless miles of fences, the changes in the environment wrought by extensive grazing, certain species of animals almost wiped out because they were considered a danger to sheep and cattle. . . From the mining ghost towns of the Rockies to the uprooted farm families of the Dust Bowl, nature sometimes wins the struggle. Even the Hoover Dam, he reminds us, may one day be overcome by the patient Colorado River." SIGNED on the title page. Worster received the Bancroft Prize in American history in 1980. Notes, index. ix, 292 pp. ISBN: 0-195058208.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82234
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