Items by staff

"If there’s squash bugs in heaven, I ain’t staying" by Stacia Spragg-Braude
A review of Painters and the American West, Vol. 2
A review of Painters and the American West, Vol. 2
Joan Carpenter Troccoli writes about the lives and times of the artists whose works fill the American Museum of Western Art in downtown Denver.
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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 review of Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico portrait
A review of Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico portrait
A review of photographer Craig Varjabedian's photography book Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico portrait.
Desert tortoise habitat map
Desert tortoise habitat map
A map of desert tortoise range in the Mojave Desert
A review of Animal Crackers
A review of Animal Crackers
A children's book for adults shows the tables turned on humans in gruesome detail.
Groundwater depletion of six Western aquifers over time
Groundwater depletion of six Western aquifers over time
Graphs show the depletion of six Western aquifers from 1900 to 2010
Groundwater depletion around the West
Groundwater depletion around the West
An infographic detailing groundwater depletion across the west
Book review: A Natural History of the Santa Catalinas, Arizona
Book review: A Natural History of the Santa Catalinas, Arizona
A review of A Natural History of the Santa Catalinas, Arizona, by Richard C. Brusca and Wendy Moore
Book review: Close to Home: Photographs
Book review: Close to Home: Photographs
Montana photographer Richard Buswell turns to abstracts and still lifes in his most recent work capturing scenes from his home state.
The Western Grid in maps and graphs
The Western Grid in maps and graphs
A map of the West's electric grid and graphs of weather related disturbances, the balance between regional systems, and the impact of geographic smoothing on renewable energy.
Book review: Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River
Book review: Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River
A review of Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River, edited by Ellen McMahon, Ander Monson and Beth Weinstein
Book review: "Canvas of Clay: Seven Centuries of Hopi Ceramic Art"
Book review: "Canvas of Clay: Seven Centuries of Hopi Ceramic Art"
A review of Canvas of Clay: Seven Centuries of Hopi Ceramic Art, by Edwin L. Wade and Allan Cooke
Other voices: the debate on wolf hunting from both sides
Other voices: the debate on wolf hunting from both sides
Perspectives on wolf hunting from conservationists and hunt proponents.
A review of Passage to Wonderland
A review of Passage to Wonderland
A history professor re-treads photographer Joseph Stimson's 1903 journey from Cody, Wyo., to Yellowstone.
National Parks visitation statistics, 1904-2012
Researchers go to Utah to experience another planet: Mars
Researchers go to Utah to experience another planet: Mars
At the Mars Desert Research Station near Hanksville, Utah, researchers consider the possibility of exploring the red planet.
National Landscape Conservation System map
Book review: The Wild Wyoming Range
Book review: The Wild Wyoming Range
A review of The Wild Wyoming Range, edited by Ronald H. Chilcote and Susan Marsh
Book review: Quilts: California Bound, California Made 1840-1940
Book review: Quilts: California Bound, California Made 1840-1940
Sandi Fox pairs full-page color images of quilts with historical narrative, excerpts from diaries, period photos and illustrations to shed light on the lives of early Californians.
A review of An Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps
A review of An Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps
Archaeologist and historian Peter L. Eidenbach presents the Land of Enchantment as seen by early conquerors, naturalists, surveyors, and railroaders.
A review of Utah's Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge
A review of Utah's Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge
Nature photographer Howie Garber captures mountain light and color, making a powerful visual argument against more development in Salt Lake City’s high-elevation backyard
A review of Last Water on the Devil’s Highway: A cultural and natural history of Tinajas Altas
A review of Last Water on the Devil’s Highway: A cultural and natural history of Tinajas Altas
The story of a waterhole that, for centuries, has kept travelers from death as they passed through the desert.
Oceanic calcium carbonate saturation levels
Oceanic calcium carbonate saturation levels
Lower oceanic pH levels make it more difficult for sea creatures to build shells
U.S. water use, current and projected
U.S. water use, current and projected
Graphs displaying water use by category.
A review of Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border Wall
A review of Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border Wall
Walls do not solve problems, they make them
Property boundaries of Pope Resources and S'Klallam Reservation
Property boundaries of Pope Resources and S'Klallam Reservation
A map delineating property ownership of timber company and tribe.
A snapshot of the 2012 election, by the numbers
A snapshot of the 2012 election, by the numbers
Native American voter turnout and other interesting trends from the recent election.