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  • A President in Yellowstone

    A President in Yellowstone

    A review of A President in Yellowstone: The F. Jay Haynes Photographic Album of Chester Arthur's 1883 Expedition, by Frank H. Goodyear III.

  • A tasty history of the Southwest

    In Gardens of New Spain, William W. Dunmire tells the story of how Mediterranean plants and foods came to North America and changed the way its inhabitants eat

  • Dust in the wind

    In his new book, The Worst Hard Time, Tim Egan interviews survivors to tell the story of the great American Dust Bowl on the southern Great Plains in the 1930s

  • Exodus

    The abandonment of the American Southwest by the Anasazi 700 years ago – and the destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina today – show that all civilizations are fragile, complex, and ultimately at the mercy of the climate

  • Flume fever: a monument to gold mining history is reconstructed

    Flume fever: a monument to gold mining history is reconstructed

    A hanging flume, attached to a canyon wall, captures the imagination of locals and heritage tourists alike.

  • Forcing nomads to farm — the Utes' sad story

    In "The Utes Must Go!" Peter R. Decker looks at the tragedies that resulted when fear-mongering politicians and settlers decided to oust the Ute Indians from Colorado and Utah in the 19th century.

  • From the backcountry to the building zoo

    Robin Pam and Erin Beller remember an adventurous summer spent documenting the historic structures of Yosemite National Park.

  • In Montana, a festival of light

    In the depths of a dark Montana winter, Rebecca Stanfel lights the Hanukah candles and rejoices in being Jewish.

  • Infinite problems, small solutions

    Infinite problems, small solutions

    In The Fate of Nature, Alaskan reporter Charles Wohlforth ponders how to save the planet, starting with Alaska.

  • Native Americans walk the talk across America

    Brenda Norrell accompanies a group of Native Americans on a 3,600-mile walk across the country.

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