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The Southwest: Gold, God, and Grandeur
     

The Southwest: Gold, God, and Grandeur

by Paul Robert Walker, George H. H. Huey (Photographer)
 

A land of stunning scenery and startling contrasts, of deep canyons, jagged mountains, and blistering deserts, the Southwest is the most colorful of regions, geographically and historically. It contains more national parks and monuments than any other area of the United States, a measure of its extraordinary beauty and the equally extraordinary efforts to preserve

Overview

A land of stunning scenery and startling contrasts, of deep canyons, jagged mountains, and blistering deserts, the Southwest is the most colorful of regions, geographically and historically. It contains more national parks and monuments than any other area of the United States, a measure of its extraordinary beauty and the equally extraordinary efforts to preserve it.

Paul Robert Walker's ambitious chronological history gives readers a powerful sense of this unique region and the people—Indian, Hispanic, and Anglo—whose stories are etched into the earth. From Spanish invaders and their missions, the Santa Fe Trail, the Texas Revolution and the Mexican War, to Indian battles, gunslingers, land grabs, modern border issues, and nuclear research, Walker expertly assembles the story of the Southwest. In compelling prose, he evokes, as never before, the spirit of this corner of American from the ancient Pueblo and Hopi cultures to the New Southwest and the pressures the region faces from growth and scarcity of resources.

Illustrated with contemporary photographs of landscapes from New Mexico, Arizona, and California, to Utah, Colorado, and Texas by acclaimed photographer George H.H. Huey, The Southwest captures all the magic of this awe-inspiring land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792264361
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.44(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.81(d)

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