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Main Title Savage dreams : a journey into the landscape wars of the American West /
Author Solnit, Rebecca.
Publisher University of California Press,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 40830295
ISBN 0520220668 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780520220669 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Subjects West (U.S.)--Description and travel. ; Landscapes--West (U.S.)--History. ; Yosemite National Park (Calif.) ; Nuclear weapons--Testing--Environmental aspects--Nevada. ; Indians of North America--Wars--West (U.S.) ; Indians of North America--Wars. ; Landscapes. ; Nuclear weapons--Testing--Environmental aspects. ; Travel. ; California--Yosemite National Park. ; Nevada. ; United States, West. ; Landscape--West (U.S.)--History ; Indians of North America--West (U.S.)--Wars
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EOAM  F591.S6685 1999 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 03/17/2014
ERAM  F591.S6685 1999 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/04/2003
Edition 1st California pbk. ed.
Collation xii, 408 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
Originally published: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, c1994. Includes bibliographical references (p. 390-403) and index.
Contents Notes
"In 1851, a war began in what would become Yosemite National Park, a war against the indigenous inhabitants that has yet to come to a real conclusion. A century later - 1951 - and about a hundred and fifty miles away, another war began when the U.S. government started setting off nuclear bombs at the Nevada Test Site, in what was called a nuclear testing program but functioned as a war against the land and people of the Great Basin. Savage Dreams is an exploration of these two landscapes. Together they serve as our national Eden and Armageddon and offer up a lot of the history of the west, not only in terms of Indian and environmental wars, but in terms of the relationship between culture - the generation of beliefs and views - and its implementation as politics."--BOOK JACKET.