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Two Weeks in the West
Dying aspens; healthier Gila trout; salmon blamed for electric bills; greens and motorheads reach wilderness entente; last big anti-Grand Staircase lawsuit tossed out; Southern Nevada Water Authority buys Warm Springs Ranch; Data: Water can soak you; and
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Communities and Forests: Where People Meet theLand
Communities and Forests: Where People Meet the Land, is a collection of essays, edited by Robert G. Lee and Donald R Field, examining changing styles of forest management
Legend of the Eagleman
Wayne Parrish’s Legend of the Eagleman is a suspenseful and engaging novel set in the world of tribal casino gambling
High Country Zoo Special Edition - Apr. 1
A special April 1st issue of High Country Zoo contains stories about the Bureau of Land Ravagement and National Park Circus, as well as reviews of best-sellers like Memoirs of a Grazer.
National Parks and the Woman's Voice
National Parks and the Woman’s Voice by Polly Welts Kaufman examines the role of women in the National Park Service
Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods
In Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods, writers Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett examine ecologically sound communities
Blowing bubbles
In the West, the real estate market is the new gold rush
Exploring High Mountain Lakes in the Rockies
Exploring High Mountain Lakes in the Rockies by biologist Fred W. Rabe takes a detailed look at mountain lakes, describing their formation, geology and aquatic plants and animals
Got Sun? Go Solar
In Got Sun? Go Solar, writers Rex A. Ewing and Doug Pratt explain how to carry out home renewable energy projects
Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes and the Trial that Forged a Nation
Coyote Warrior by Paul VanDevelder highlights the experience of Raymond Cross, a Mandan/Hidatsa attorney who fights for his tribe’s rights
Under Ground: How Creatures of Mud and Dirt Shape Our World
Science writer Yvonne Baskin’s new book, Under Ground, takes an intriguing look at the planet’s soils and sediments and their strange inhabitants
Slaughter in Serene: The Columbia Coal Strike Reader
The new anthology, Slaughter in Serene, tells the tragic story of striking miners in the late 1920s at the Columbine coal mine in Colorado
John Muir: Family, Friends, and Adventures
John Muir: Family, Friends and Adventures, edited by Sally M. Miller and Daryl Morrison, collects well-illustrated, sometimes scholarly essays on the great naturalist
The Colorado Plateau II: Biophysical, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Research
The Colorado Plateau II is a kaleidoscopic anthology of scientists’ thoughts on the history, biology and geology of the vast Colorado Plateau
Quick Stats
Statistics on timberlands
The Pictograph Murders
The Pictograph Murders by P.G. Karamesines, combines archaeology, witchcraft and murder in a chilling first novel set in Utah
The Sum of our Past: Revisiting Pioneer Women
In The Sum of Our Past, Judy Busk weaves personal memoir and historical research together as she retraces the Mormon and Oregon Trails in the modern "covered wagon" of her van
Living Within Our Means: Beyond the Fossil Fuel Credit Card
Engineer and city councilman Kamyar Enshayan considers the inevitable end of the fossil fuel joyride
Earth Notes
Earth Notes, edited by Peter Friederici, is a tasty selection of tidbits about the Southwest’s canyon country
Bear
In Bear, Robert E. Bieder traces the history of this fascinating animal across centuries of time and a variety of different cultures
Hear Him Roar
Andrew Wingfield’s tensely told novel, Hear Him Roar, describes what happens when Puma concolor, the mountain lion, collides with Homo dingus dongus, the suburban homeowner
The Ardent Birder
The Ardent Birder, written by Todd Newberry and delightfully illustrated by Gene Holtan, salutes the "lovely madness" of bird-watching
Buffalo Calf Road Woman
In Buffalo Calf Road Woman, Rosemary and Joseph Agonito give a fictionalized account of the only woman warrior to fight at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
The Mountain Encyclopedia
The Mountain Encyclopedia by Frederic V. Hartemann and Robert Hauptman delivers intriguing, well-illustrated facts and figures about mountainous topics from all over the world
Imperfect Pasture: A Century of Change at the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
In Imperfect Pasture, Bruce Smith, Eric Cole and David Dobkin examine the conservation successes – and failures – of the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyo.
Cougar Management Guidelines
Cougar Management Guidelines collects current cougar research into a set of guidelines for managing these secretive and increasingly rare big cats
Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming
Recovering the Sacred, by environmental and Indian rights activist Winona LaDuke, examines the struggle of American Indians to reclaim their sacred sites and beliefs
Tony Hillerman's Navajoland
In Tony Hillerman’s Navajoland, Laurance D. Linford provides an obsessively detailed guide to the world of Hillerman’s Leaphorn and Chee Navajo mysteries
Wounded
Wounded by Percival Everett is a modern-day Western novel with a twist
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