The evolution of the American landscape is documented here by well-known photographers, including Carleton Watkins, Edward Weston, Robert Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Walker Evans, and some less familiar names. Chapters organize images into landscape topics--natural wonders, open space, farms, sprawl, and highways and byways--and some juxtaposed images (such as two panoramic views of San Francisco) show ``then-and-now'' views, with a hundred years of ``progress'' in between. Captions provide information on photographer, date, and the source of each image. Though Jones's brief, journalistic chapter essays are openly biased against development, the images make a far more eloquent case for environmental protection than does the prose. Ironically, some of the most hauntingly beautiful images are of industrial landscapes. This is a competent anthology of well-reproduced photos that addresses interests and issues beyond the subject of fine-art photography. For both general and specialized collections.-- Kathleen Collins, Great Barrington, Mass.