High Country News September 03, 2010
A specimen of Homo sapiens sapiens considers evolution and becoming a crane.
The timber from Colorado's beetle-killed trees is not finding much of a market.
New technology finds cattle DNA lurking in bison once thought purebred.
This special "books and essays" issue circles around the theme of migration.
In Moscow, Idaho, Daniel Orozco writes darkly funny short stories that flirt with the macabre.
In Anchorage, Alaska, Inupiaq poet Joan Kane dreams of the uninhabited island where her ancestors lived.
Ted Conover talks about roads in life and writing.
A writer wrestles with the huge shadows cast by the men and women of “Literary Utah.”
A native Chicagoan who now lives in Montana goes searching for New Chicago, Mont.
A Western writer is tired of being typecast as a Western writer.
High Country News skips a September issue; visitors; corrections.
There's a good harvest of new books by Western writers.
In his debut novel, The Wilding, Benjamin Percy captures our ambiguous attitudes toward the natural world.
In Driving on the Rim, Thomas McGuane creates a dark picaresque novel.
In Cities and Nature in the American West, environmental historians dissect the relationship between the urban West and the natural landscape.
Poet and novelist Leslie Marmon Silko serves up a place-based memoir in The Turquoise Ledge.
Annie Proulx's memoir Bird Cloud and Gary Snyder's book-and-film project, The Etiquette of Freedom, unveil the private lives of two iconic Western writers.