Title: Fifty Miles From Home: Riding The Long ...
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: Collectible
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Authors
FINE/FINE. Pastel rust red cloth boards. (As New condition - jacket in Brodart0. FLAT SIGNED by BOTH AUTHORS on title page. A great Nevada pictorial coverage of the Dufurrena family ranch in northern Nevada near the Black Rock Desert. Highly sought after book on Nevada ranching life. *** NOTE: Sorry, USA ORDER with MEDIA MAIL USPS DELIVERY - ONLY! - OVERSIZED BOOK. NO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS due to excessive postal costs. *** [B230]. Bookseller Inventory # 012366
Synopsis: For more than a decade, photographer Linda Dufurrena has recorded with powerful eloquence the rugged, heartbreakingly beautiful landscape of northern Nevada and the patterns of life on the Dufurrena family ranch in the Quinn River Valley. Her work has appeared in magazines and has been widely exhibited, but now, for the first time, over 100 of her finest photographs are collected in book form. Accompanied by a brilliant essay by her daughter-in-law, geologist Carolyn Dufurrena, that discusses the rhythms of the land and of life on the ranch, the photographs in Fifty Miles from Home vividly depict the heart of the West and its fabled ranch culture.
Within the fifty-mile circle of territory over which the Dufurrena family ranch operates--territory ranging from the edges of the barren Black Rock Desert to high, aspen-filled mountain basins--Linda and Carolyn Dufurrena follow the annual cycle of ranch work and the seasonal changes of the surrounding landscape. Life in this remote Nevada backcountry is shaped by the challenges of the austere Great Basin desert around the ranch and by the time-honored skills of generations of ranch families. We witness in Linda Dufurrena's magnificent color photographs the seasons of lambing and cattle drives; the work of cowboys and sheepherders; the animals around the ranch, from orphan lambs to horses to an arrogant rooster; and the close-knit ranch community of the multigenerational Dufurrena family and its hired workers. And around the ranch, in every direction, are vistas of breathtaking beauty as the natural landscape evolves through the seasons, as flowers bloom and storms pass overhead.
Nevada's modern ranches are beset by challenges of many kinds, yet many ranchers, against seemingly impossible odds, are stubbornly clinging to their heritage. Fifty Miles from Home helps to explain their loyalty to this beleagured life style: the joys of several generations of a family sharing work and play, and passing on traditional skills to the younger members; the proud dignity of hard work done well; the daily grace of living surrounded by a landscape of such beauty and magnificence. Linda and Carolyn Dufurrena's paean to Nevada's ranch culture and to the unexpected wonders of the Great Basin landscape will linger indelibly in the memory of every reader who discovers this superb book.
About the Author: Linda Dufurrena is a widely exhibited and published Nevada photographer specializes in depictions of rural Nevada scenery and of traditional ranch life. Carolyn Dufurrena is a writer and teacher who first arrived in Nevada as a geologist. Her articles on ranch life and regional topics have appeared in Range Magazine and her poetry and essays have been anthologized.
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