The Great Divide: A Biography of the Rocky Mountains

The Great Divide: A Biography of the Rocky Mountains

by Gary Ferguson
     
 

A captivating account of the geologic, historic, and cultural evolution of the Rocky Mountain region.
More than any other American landscape, the Rocky Mountains have prompted a remarkable medley of fierce, poetic dreams. For some 150 years this region served as a landscape of freedom for the black sheep of our culture: from the rebellious sons of wealthy

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A captivating account of the geologic, historic, and cultural evolution of the Rocky Mountain region.
More than any other American landscape, the Rocky Mountains have prompted a remarkable medley of fierce, poetic dreams. For some 150 years this region served as a landscape of freedom for the black sheep of our culture: from the rebellious sons of wealthy industrialists to African American trappers; from affluent young women struggling for suffrage to the hippies of the 1960s, determined to turn their backs on the establishment. Gary Ferguson spins magnificent tales about these vivid charactersblazing a trail that leads us finally to modern adventure travelers bedecked in high-tech outerwear and toting satellite phones into the wild. From this spot on the crest of the continent comes a fresh look at how the nation's wild lands inspired some of our most cherished notions of freedom, as well as how much we stand to lose should our connections to those lands drift out of reach. 25 black & white photos, index.

Editorial Reviews

Gary Ferguson's nature writings have graced the pages of Outside, Sierra, Vanity Fair, and other magazines. The Great Divide projects a trailblazing "biography" of the entire Rocky Mountain region, its people, its wildlife, its long past and endangered future. Again, the author of the award-winning Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone writes about the wilderness with expertise and feeling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881507072
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/03/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Gary Ferguson has written for Outside, Sierra, Vanity Fair, Big Sky Journal and many more. He lectures regularly on wilderness and conservation issues and has had hundreds of radio and television appearances. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Hawks Rest, Decade of the Wolf (with Douglas Smith), and Shouting at the Sky. He lives in Red Lodge, Montana.

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