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The Redrock Chronicles: Saving Wild Utah

By: TH Watkins

163 pages, 42 bw photos

Johns Hopkins University Press

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #105538 | ISBN: 0801862388
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #105537 | ISBN: 080186237X
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Focuses on southern Utah's unprotected lands in a testament to its warps and tangles of rock and sky. Combining history, geography and photography, Watkins reports the full story of the region - from its violent geologic beginnings to the coming and going of pre-Puebloan peoples, from the Mormon settlement of the 1840's and 1850's to the great uranium boom of the 1950's, from the beginning of tourism and parkland protection in the 1930's to today's controversial movement to preserve millions of acres of wild Utah land.

The Redrock Chronicles captures -- for as long as we're willing to hold small, beautiful books in our hands and hearts -- the wondrous mystique and complex politics of southern Utah's wild country.--Ron Steffens "Bloomsbury Review "

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T. H. Watkins (1936-2000) was the Wallace Stegner Distinguished Professor of Western American Studies at Montana State University and a contributing editor at Audubon magazine. He was the author, coauthor, or editor of twenty-eight books, including The Hungry Years: A Narrative History of the Great Depression in Amer ica and Righteous Pilgrim: The Life and Times of Harold L. Ickes, 1874-1952, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for biography in 1991 and was a finalist for the National Book Award. He also wrote more than three hundred articles and book reviews for some fifty journals, magazines, and newspapers, including American Heritage, Wilderness, Smithsonian, Audubon, National Geographic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. He served as writer, advisor, and commentator for various PBS documentary series, including "The West."

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