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The Mountainous West Explorations in Historical Geography by William Wyckoff

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Published by Univ of Nebraska Pr .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Geography Of The United States,
  • Historical Geography,
  • Mountains,
  • West (U.S.)

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages420
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7905382M
ISBN 100803247575
ISBN 109780803247574

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The idea for a collection of essays on the Mountainous West began several years ago amongst an informal network of like-minded historical geographers who realized that they stood on common yet little-explored ground. Illustrated with photographs and historical maps, So Rugged and Mountainous is the first of a projected four-volume history, Overland West: The Story of the Oregon and California Trails. This sweeping series describes how the “Road across the Plains” transformed the American West and became an enduring part of its legacy/5(13).   This volume focuses on these green islands of the Mountainous West that have witnessed patterns of settlement and development distinct from their lowland neighbors. In thirteen essays, the contributors address the mountains by means of five themes: the mountains as barriers to movement, islands of moisture, a zone of concentrated resources, an Author: William Wyckoff. So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the Trails to Oregon and California, – Vol. 1 in the Overland West series, by Will Bagley, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, , $ This award-winning book about westward migration, the overland trails, Oregon and California has been out more than a year, but it’s worth a reminder if you.

Focuses on the green islands of the Mountainous West that have witnessed patterns of settlement and development distinct. This book addresses the mountains by means of five themes such as: the mountains as barriers to movement, islands of moisture, a zone of concentrated resources, an area of government control, and a restorative sanctuary. The Mountainous West: Explorations in Hist Summary Note: summary text provided by external source. Find This Book Add to Reading List Please note that the Lexile measures for a small population of books have been recently updated. Enhancements were made to more precisely measure materials read in K-2 classrooms.   Illustrated with photographs and historical maps, So Rugged and Mountainous is the first of a projected four-volume history, Overland West: The Story of the Oregon and California Trails. This sweeping series describes how the “Road across the Plains” transformed the American West and became an enduring part of its : University of Oklahoma Press. The Mountainous West: Explorations in Historical Geography Article (PDF Available) in Mountain Research and Development 2(1) October with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

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