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The Boys of Winter
In The Boys of Winter, Charles Sanders tells the true stories of three champion skiers who joined the Army’s 10th Mountain Division during World War II and fought in Italy’s rugged Apennine Mountains
Atlas of Pacific Salmon
The Atlas of Pacific Salmon by Xanthippe Augerot provides a thorough, well-illustrated, scientific but readable examination of the state of salmon species on both sides of the North Pacific
Maverick Autobiographies: Women Writers and the American West, 1900-1936
In Maverick Autobiographies, Cathryn Halverson rediscovers three fascinating Western women writers: Mary MacLane, Opal Whiteley and Juanita Harrison
Aliens in the Backyard: Plant and Animal Imports to America
John Leland’s book, Aliens in the Backyard, discusses both the dangers and the benefits arising from the vast number of exotic species in North America – including human beings
Military Base Closures in the West
Chart of military base closures in the West
Dear Friends
Summer visitors, just seeing if you were paying attention, and more.
High Country
Willard Wyman’s novel High Country tells the story of a Depression-era boy who is wounded in World War II but finds healing in the Sierra Nevada
The Battle over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism
In The Battle over Hetch Hetchy, history professor Robert Righter chronicles the damming of the Hetch Hetchy Valley in California’s Yosemite National Park
Complete History of New Mexico
A collection of short stories by Las Cruces writer Kevin McIlvoy, Complete History of New Mexico brings the reader a variety of tales written from a great variety of perspectives
Pueblo Indian Agriculture
In Pueblo Indian Agriculture, James A. Vlasich explores the American Indian farms along New Mexico’s Rio Grande, delving into their difficult history and their current modest revival
Outgrowing the Earth: The Food Security Challenge in an Age of Falling Water Tables and Rising Temperatures
In Outgrowing the Earth, environmental prophet Lester Brown writes a frightening nonfiction disaster thriller about the problems facing the planet
From the chairman
House Resource Committee press release headlines
Peering into the life of the prairie
Photos and drawings from Candace Savage’s Prairie: A Natural History give glimpses of a beautiful, diverse region
Restoring a Presence: American Indians and Yellowstone National Park
In Restoring a Presence, Peter Nabokov and Lawrence Loendorf shine a light on Yellowstone’s largely forgotten American Indian heritage
Desire
In Desire, New Mexico writer Lindsay Ahl weaves a compelling tale set in Albuquerque
William Henry Jackson's 'The Pioneer Photographer'
William Henry Jackson’s ‘The Pioneer Photographer’ by Bob Blair is a delightful coffee-table book that collects the photos, map sketches, paintings and notes of the West’s famous 19th century photographer
Wild Echoes: Encounters With the Most Endangered Animals in North America
In Wild Echoes, Charles Bergman describes his up-close experiences with endangered creatures that range from black-footed ferrets and California condors to the manatees of Florida
Little Things in a Big Country: An Artist and Her Dog on the Rocky Mountain Front
In Little Things in a Big Country, Hannah Hinchman shares a beautifully hand-drawn, hand-lettered journal of her adventures in Montana with her dog, Sisu
The Singing Life of Birds
The Singing Life of Birds by Donald Kroodsma explores the varieties of birdsong, and even includes a CD of nearly 100 songs
Conservation Easement Statistics
Statistics from the Land Trust Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Hayduke Trail: A Guide to the Backcountry Hiking Trail on the Colorado Plateau
In The Hayduke Trail, Joe Mitchell and Mike Coronella give you all the information – and motivation – you’ll need to set off on foot into the Canyon Country
Alambrista and the U.S.-Mexico Border: Film, Music andStories of Undocumented Immigrants
In Alambrista and the U.S.-Mexico Border, editors Nicholas J. Cull and David Carrasco describe the making of the 1977 movie Alambrista, which explored the lives of undocumented migrant workers
The Guymas Chronicles
The Guaymas Chronicles by archaeologist David E. Stuart is a funny and touching memoir of the time he spent in Mexico in the early 1970s
The Mountains Know Arizona
In The Mountains Know Arizona, Michael Collier and Rose Houk combine photographs and words to create a spectacular homage to the mountains of Arizona
The River Has Never Divided Us: A Border History of La Junta de los Rios
In The River Has Never Divided Us, Jefferson Morganthaler studies the hard-working people of La Junta de los Rios, a river basin along the U.S.-Mexican border
Serafina's Stories
Serafina’s Stories by Rudolfo Anaya tells the tale of a 17th century Pueblo Indian story-teller’s encounter with the Spanish governor in old New Mexico
The Western Confluence: A Guide to Governing Natural Resources
In The Western Confluence, Matthew McKinney and William Harmon try to find practical ways to solve the West’s endless struggles over water and resource management
Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, America's Superstate
In Cronies, Robert Bryce takes on the state of Texas and its enormous political power, tracing the network of "cronies" that brought both George Bushes to the White House
The World's Water 2004-2005: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources
The World’s Water 2004-2005, edited by Peter Gleick, is the fourth installment of an annual report that covers water issues that span the globe
Common Southwestern Native Plants: An Identification Guide
In Common Southwestern Plants, Jack L. Carter, Martha A. Carter and Donna J. Stevens have created a user-friendly botanical guide
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