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Atlas of the New West: Portrait of a Changing Region
Atlas of the New West: Portrait of a Changing Region Boulder Center of the American West University of Colorado 0393045501 9780393045505 An atlas for our times that makes sense of the fast-paced transformation of the American West.<P>Th
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Atlas of the New West: Portrait of a Changing Region by Boulder Center of the American West University of Colorado

An atlas for our times that makes sense of the fast-paced transformation of the American West.<P>The West. Americans hold dearly to old ideas of it as a unique, wild place of majestic space, ranching and mining, small-town life, and opportunity.<P>And so it can still be -- but rarely. The Wests central reality nowadays is that it is new.<P>This newness has never been so well presented in this books forty-six full-color, three-dimensional, computer-generated maps; its two brilliant essays; its informative sidebars; its boxed information (for example, how the first seven wolves introduced into Yellowstone died); and its dozens of charts and graphs, highlighting: <BR>-- The New Wests fortunes now ride on tourism and a postindustrial, high-tech economy.<BR>-- The West is Americas fastest urbanizing region.<BR>-- Rodeos, dude ranches, and open range now abide with sprawling cities, ski resorts, plugged-in telecommuters, micro-breweries, and mountain biking meccas.<BR>-- Illustrations show old Western battles taking new forms -- who owns what land? who controls what water rights? and how much development is too much?<BR>-- Gold-medal trout streams, nuclear-waste sites, jet ports, regional writers, reintroduced wolves, Rocky Mountain and Sierra Nevadan economies ...<P>All are here -- and much more -- in this valuable, beautiful, and eye-opening examination of life as it is now in our Western states.

Author: Boulder Center of the American West University of

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 192

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Publication Date: 1997-11-01

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