Mountains and Plains

Author: Dennis H. Knight
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300185928
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many changessome discouraging, others hopefulhave occurred in the Rocky Mountain region since the first edition of this widely acclaimed book was published. Wildlife habitat has become more fragmented, once-abundant sage grouse are now scarce, and forest fires occur more frequently. At the same time, wolves have been successfully reintroduced, and new approaches to conservation have been adopted. For this updated and expanded Second Edition, the authors provide a highly readable synthesis of research undertaken in the past two decades and address two important questions: How can ecosystems be used so that future generations benefit from them as we have? How can we anticipate and adapt to climate changes while conserving biological diversity?

Landscapes of Colorado

Author: Ann Scarlett Daley
Publisher: Fresco Fine Arts Publications
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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In Landscapes of Colorado, a cascade of beautifully reproduced images presents Colorado at its finest - from its extraordinary high mountain peaks to the quiet beauty of its vast plains. This book showcases the work of over 50 artists living and working today. Ann Daley, Associate Curator, Institute of Western American Art at The Denver Art Museum as well as curator of private collections, has selected these artists. She has written an essay illustrating the tradition of landscape painting and photography in Colorado. Her long association with artists has culminated in this book that showcases interpretations of the state's abundant natural beauty, in styles ranging from abstract to highly realistic. Art critic Michael Paglia provides a profile of each of the artists. In writing about them, Paglia takes into account key experiences in their development as well as providing stylistic analysis, addressing the techniques they embrace, and placing them in the broader context of landscape art.

America s Natural Places Rocky Mountains and Great Plains

Author: Kelly Enright
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313353158
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas, this volume provides a snapshot of the most spectacular and important natural places in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. • Illustrations depict 50 of the most treasured landscapes in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains

Boulder Hiking Trails

Author: Ruth Carol Cushman
Publisher: Pruett Publishing
ISBN: 9780871089403
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This guide is an indispensable reference for those wanting to explore the natural beauty in and around Boulder, Colorado.

The New York Times Explorer Beaches Islands and Coasts

Author: Barbara Ireland
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783836570732
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"The Explorer series takes travel beyond the obvious with adventures in exotic places and new perspectives in familiar ones, all based on the distinguished travel journalism in The New York Times. Each journey features a first-person narrative and documentary photography that capture the unique personality of the destination--as well as practical information to help get you on your way."--Amazon.com

The Natural West

Author: Dan Flores
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806135373
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Natural West offers essays reflecting the natural history of the American West as written by one of its most respected environmental historians. Developing a provocative theme, Dan Flores asserts that Western environmental history cannot be explained by examining place, culture, or policy alone, but should be understood within the context of a universal human nature. The Natural West entertains the notion that we all have a biological nature that helps explain some of our attitudes towards the environment. FLores also explains the ways in which various cultures-including the Comanches, New Mexico Hispanos, Mormons, Texans, and Montanans-interact with the environment of the West. Gracefully moving between the personal and the objective, Flores intersperses his writings with literature, scientific theory, and personal reflection. The topics cover a wide range-from historical human nature regarding animals and exploration, to the environmental histories of particular Western bioregions, and finally, to Western restoration as the great environmental theme of the twenty-first century.

Colorado Quilting

Author: Mary Ann Schmidt
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764345968
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is the culmination of more than 125 years of tradition and countless "Documentation Days," during which quilting council members record the block technique, age, batting, backing, and color of each quilt their fellow quilters trust them to preserve. Thirteen chapters explore important historical quilting moments, traditional and modern quilting themes, and the beginnings of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and the Quilter's Newsletter magazine. Different council members researched, photographed, and recorded the most significant events, memories, quilters, and quilts that have influenced the progress of quilting in Colorado. Early Coloradans picked their own cotton, saved every scrap of used fabric, and made quilts from scratch to support their families and for therapy as they recovered from serious injuries and illnesses. Many of these sacred stitches are still works in progress and continue to illustrate what's important to these dedicated craftspeople.

The High Mountains of Portugal

Author: Yann Martel
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0812997182
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Fifteen years after The Life of Pi, Yann Martel is taking us on another long journey. Fans of his Man Booker Prize–winning novel will recognize familiar themes from that seafaring phenomenon, but the itinerary in this imaginative new book is entirely fresh. . . . Martel’s writing has never been more charming.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that—if he can find it—would redefine history. Traveling in one of Europe’s earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure. Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the center of a mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás’s quest. Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he arrives with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old quest will come to an unexpected conclusion. The High Mountains of Portugal—part quest, part ghost story, part contemporary fable—offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss. Filled with tenderness, humor, and endless surprise, it takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century—and through the human soul. Praise for The High Mountains of Portugal “Just as ambitious, just as clever, just as existential and spiritual [as Life of Pi] . . . a book that rewards your attention . . . an excellent book club choice.”—San Francisco Chronicle “There’s no denying the simple pleasures to be had in The High Mountains of Portugal.”—Chicago Tribune “Charming . . . Most Martellian is the boundless capacity for parable. . . . Martel knows his strengths: passages about the chimpanzee and his owner brim irresistibly with affection and attentiveness.”—The New Yorker “A rich and rewarding experience . . . [Martel] spins his magic thread of hope and despair, comedy and pathos.”—USA Today “I took away indelible images from High Mountains, enchanting and disturbing at the same time. . . . As whimsical as Martel’s magic realism can be, grief informs every step of the book’s three journeys. In the course of the novel we burrow ever further into the heart of an ape, pure and threatening at once, our precursor, ourselves.”—NPR “Refreshing, surprising and filled with sparkling moments of humor and insight.”—The Dallas Morning News “We’re fortunate to have brilliant writers using their fiction to meditate on a paradox we need urgently to consider—the unbridgeable gap and the unbreakable bond between human and animal, our impossible self-alienation from our world.”—Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian “[Martel packs] his inventive novel with beguiling ideas. What connects an inept curator to a haunted pathologist to a smitten politician across more than seventy-five years is the author’s ability to conjure up something uncanny at the end.”—The Boston Globe “A fine home, and story, in which to find oneself.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

Explorer

Author: Barbara Ireland
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783836568395
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"The Explorer series takes travel beyond the obvious with adventures in exotic places and new perspectives in familiar ones, all based on the distinguished travel journalism in The New York Times. Each journey features a first-person narrative and documentary photography that capture the unique personality of the destination--as well as practical information to help get you on your way."--Amazon.com