Author: Rising Moon,Rising Moon Editors
Publisher: Rising Moon Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This entertaining book includes crossword puzzles, connect the dots, word finds, word scrambles, and beautiful Sedona scenery to color in.
The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition
Author: Marc Reisner
Category: Technology & Engineering
"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Politics of Energy in the Navajo Nation
Author: Dana E. Powell
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Social Science
In Landscapes of Power Dana E. Powell examines the rise and fall of the controversial Desert Rock Power Plant initiative in New Mexico to trace the political conflicts surrounding native sovereignty and contemporary energy development on Navajo (Diné) Nation land. Powell's historical and ethnographic account shows how the coal-fired power plant project's defeat provided the basis for redefining the legacies of colonialism, mineral extraction, and environmentalism. Examining the labor of activists, artists, politicians, elders, technicians, and others, Powell emphasizes the generative potential of Navajo resistance to articulate a vision of autonomy in the face of twenty-first-century colonial conditions. Ultimately, Powell situates local Navajo struggles over energy technology and infrastructure within broader sociocultural life, debates over global climate change, and tribal, federal, and global politics of extraction.
Author: Frederick H. Pough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure
Author: Brad L. Cross,June Culp Zeitner
Geodes: Nature's Treasures is a stunning full-color exploration of geodes. Written by two of the most respected authors on rocks, gems and minerals, this is an extensive look into the fascinating world of geodes explaining how they are created in nature, where they are found and mined throughout the world, and how they are treated to reveal the exquisite variety of crystal forms within.
Author: Federal Aviation Administration
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
The updated 11th edition of the Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide by the FAA is a great reference for novice pilots and professionals alike. Printed in full color with detailed examples, this book provides all the information students and pilots need to know about all the symbols and information provided on US aeronautical charts and chart navigation publications. Readers will find information on VFR charts, aeronautical chart symbols, helicopter route charts, flyway planning charts, IFR enroute charts, explanation of IFR enroute terms and symbols, Terminal Procedure Publications (TPPs), explanation of TPP terms and symbols, airspace classifications, and an airspace class table.
Author: David J. Davin
Category: Camp sites, facilities, etc
Millions of Americans enjoy camping in state parks every year. This book is designed to make finding RV-friendly state parks easier. The book contains information on more than 1,730 state parks, forests, and recreation areas in 49 states that offer accommodations for RVers. RV Camping in State Parks provides a map and park locator chart for each state, an overview of each state's park system, information about reservations and fees, plus contact information with phone number and web addresses. The details for each park include location, directions, GPS coordinates, and contact information. Also provided is the number and type of hookups, season of operation, RV length limit, and availability of showers, dump station, Wi-Fi, and more.
A Guide To 75 Of The State's Best Rockhounding Sites
Author: Gerry Blair
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Updated and revised to reflect the latest information on this alluring state of extremes, Rockhounding Arizona includes more than seventy of Arizona's best rockhounding sites and their emblematic activities, from jasper hunting in the historic mining district near Bagdad to searching for gold in the Superstition Mountains and digging for turquoise at the foot of the Hieroglyphic Range. Rockhounding Arizona covers popular and commercial sites as well as little-known areas. It describes where to view mineral specimens and prehistoric artifacts at Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest national parks, as well as on tribal lands. Brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals, this handy reference also includes maps, and directions to each site as well as to museums, rock shops, and major tracts of public land. For the beginner, it offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby. For the expert, it is an outstanding guide and sourcebook.
Author: Joseph P. Sanchez,Bruce A. Erickson,Jerry L. Gurule
Between Two Countries: A History of Coronado National Memorial 1939-1990 is the inspiring story of a generation that sought to acknowledge the common history the United States shares with Mexico. The story began at a time when fact and legend intertwined to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first European expedition to traverse northwestern Mexico and the southwest of the U.S. In the end, two governments with different historical viewpoints agreed to disagree on the creation of an international monument with corresponding sites on both sides of the border. Congress officially established Coronado National Memorial in 1952 on the U.S. side of the International Boundary. The National Park Service took the reins to commemorate the harmonious relations with Mexico and the common history shared by citizens of both countries. The process of creating a national park is indeed intriguing. Between Two Countries reveals how the process worked in mid-twentieth century. This book presents the story of a grass-roots movement thatbecame epic in proportion. The creation of Coronado National Memorial brought together ranchers, miners, bureaucrats from local, state and federal levels, governors, congressmen, and cabinet members from the Department of State and the Department of the Interior. This book is a must read for students, professionals, and the general public. - Manuel Lujan, former Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Congressman. If anyone ever wondered about the role of individuals and community spirit as a hallmark of the American tradition, Between Two Countries demonstrates the American character at work. The amazing story is cast in the middle of the twentieth century when rural values were being subsumed by the lure of the city. This book is for those interested in National Park Service history. - Art Gomez, Historian, National Park Service Between Two Countries serves as a treatise about relationships that have often been a source of misunderstanding between Mexico and the U.S. The history of the creation of Coronado National Memorial reveals the result of cross cultural differences and perspectives that emerged since the War of 1846 and Mexican historical-political experience that developed throughout the nineteenth century. This book is great reading for those who seek to understand United States-Mexico relations. - Robert Spude, Historian, National Park Service
Author: Lehi F. Hintze,Fitzhugh D. Davis
Publisher: Utah Geological Survey
This bulletin serves not only to introduce the non-geologist to the rich geology of Millard County, but also to provide professional geologists with technical information on the stratigraphy, paleontology, and structural geology of the county. Millard County is unique among Utah’s counties in that it contains an exceptionally complete billion-year geologic record. This happened because until about 200 million years ago the area of present-day Millard County lay near sea level and was awash in shallow marine waters on a continental shelf upon which a stack of fossil-bearing strata more than 6 miles (10 km) thick slowly accumulated. This bulletin summarizes what is known about these strata, as well as younger rocks and surficial deposits in the county, and provides references to scientific papers that describe them in greater detail. Mountains North 30 x 60 (1:100,000-scale) quadrangles. These companion maps and this bulletin portray the geology of Millard County more completely and accurately than any previously published work.
A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites
Author: William A. Kappele,Gary Warren
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A completely updated and revised edition brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals .
hard land, hard-won home
Author: Nancy Jacobus Taniguchi
Publisher: Utah State Univ Pr
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In Castle Valley, coal mining and the railroad attracted diverse, multiethnic communities and a fair share of historic characters, from Butch Cassidy to Mother Jones. Taniguchi has written an epic history that is not just local history but American history writ locally.
Author: Garret Romaine
Revised and expanded 3/E of this very popular guide for Oregon rockhounds and collectors of rock, mineral and fossil specimens. Features over 100 of Oregon's best rock, mineral and fossil collecting sites, including 40 completely new locations. Sites include detailed maps, descriptive text and photos, GPS coordinates, tools required and nearby attractions. With a mineral locator index, glossary, list of mineral clubs and mineral museums, plus a full-color specimen photo insert, this is the indispensable guidebook for either beginning or experienced mineral and fossil hunters.