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Atlas of the new West: portrait of a changing region

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W.W. Norton & Co.,
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An atlas for our times that makes sense of the fast-paced transformation of the American West.

The West. Americans hold dearly to old ideas of it as a unique, wild place of majestic space, ranching and mining, small-town life, and opportunity.

And so it can still be -- but rarely. The West's central reality nowadays is that it is new.

This newness has never been so well presented in this book's forty-six full-color, three-dimensional, computer-generated maps; its two brilliant essays; its informative sidebars; its boxed information (for example, how the first seven wolves introduced into Yellowstone died); and its dozens of charts and graphs, highlighting: -- The New West's fortunes now ride on tourism and a postindustrial, high-tech economy.-- The West is America's fastest urbanizing region.-- Rodeos, dude ranches, and open range now abide with sprawling cities, ski resorts, plugged-in telecommuters, micro-breweries, and mountain biking meccas.-- Illustrations show old Western battles taking new forms -- who owns what land? who controls what water rights? and how much development is too much?-- Gold-medal trout streams, nuclear-waste sites, jet ports, regional writers, reintroduced wolves, Rocky Mountain and Sierra Nevadan economies ...

All are here -- and much more -- in this valuable, beautiful, and eye-opening examination of life as it is now in our Western states.

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Grouping Title atlas of the new west portrait of a changing region
Grouping Author william riebsame general edito
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-20 04:21:23AM
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subject_facet Infrastructure (Economics) -- West (U.S.) -- Maps, Social change -- West (U.S.) -- Maps, West (U.S.) -- Economic conditions -- Maps
title_display Atlas of the new West : portrait of a changing region
title_full Atlas of the new West : portrait of a changing region / William Riebsame, general editor; James Robb, director of cartography ... [et al.]
title_short Atlas of the new West :
title_sub portrait of a changing region
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