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The Sagebrush Ocean: A Natural History of the Great Basin

Trimble, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 0874171288 / ISBN 13: 9780874171280
Published by Univ of Nevada Pr, Reno, NV, USA., 1999
Condition: Collectible Hardcover
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NEW/FINE. Tan brown cloth boards, gold titling. SIGNED by Publishers/Founders of University of Nevada Press. PAUL LAXALT (internationally renowned in his own right as a Nevada author) and TOM RADLER. This book is considered the best general introduction to the ecology and spirit of the Great Basin, Nevada, a place where "the desert almost seems to mirror the sky in size," where mountains hold "ravens, bristlecone pines, winter stillness and unseen, but satisfying, the possibility of bighorn sheep." Trimble's photographs come from the backcountry of this rugged land, from months of exploring and hiking the Great Basin wilderness in all seasons; and his well-chosen words come from a rare intimacy with the West. TIPPED IN: Signed "compliments of" card Tom Radler, UNR Press, a and Wikipedia biography of Robert Laxalt. Large book. USA medial mail delivery only. NO INTERNATIONAL SALES - excessive postal costs. SPECIAL as signed by the Nevada Press founders. [B10]. Bookseller Inventory # 011940

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Title: The Sagebrush Ocean: A Natural History of ...

Publisher: Univ of Nevada Pr, Reno, NV, USA.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed By Publishers

Edition: FIRST.

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This tenth anniversary hardcover edition celebrates the Great Basin wilderness in all seasons. "The Great Basin is one of the least novelized, least painted, least eulogized of American landscapes. Stephen Trimble has opened it up with the perception of a frontier scout, but for a different set of people this time: people more eager to know than to possess, more eager to understand than utilize."-Barry Lopez, from the foreword

The Sagebrush Ocean "will be a revelation to those who have habitually steeled themselves to drive across the desert at seventy miles an hour, generally at night. They have been missing something fabulous. . . . It ought to be in the pack of every desert camper and every off-road recreationist, just to teach them respect for what they use so freely. It ought to be on the seat of every car that starts across from Salt Lake to Reno, or vice versa, to give even seventy-mile-an-hour travelers some notion of what that apparently monotonous sagebrush ocean contains of the diversity and mystery of life."-Wallace Stegner

"The Sagebrush Ocean is one beauty of a book, a triumph of regional literature of the kind we need, to relate more closely to his land of ours."-Harold Gilliam, The San Francisco Chronicle

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Salt Lake City writer, photographer, and naturalist Stephen Trimble has received significant awards for his nonfiction, his photography, and his fiction. Trimble received both the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award and the High Desert Museum's Earle A. Chiles Award for The Sagebrush Ocean. His seventeen books on western wildlands and native peoples include: Earthtones: A Nevada Album and Words From the Land, both published by the University of Nevada Press.

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