The Sagebrush State

The Sagebrush State
Author: Michael W. Bowers
Pages: 328
ISBN: 1943859744
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Release: 2018
Editor: Shepperson Series in Nevada Hi
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"Nevada's politics have been formed in large measure by its turbulent history and harsh environment. The Sagebrush State is a readable and insightful explanation of how Nevada's history created its political culture and how its government works today. This volume includes the full text of the state constitution, with extensive annotations of all amendments to the original 1864 document. The fifth edition is updated through 2017 to include information on recent controversial sessions of the legislature."--Provided by publisher.

The Sagebrush State

The Sagebrush State
Author: Michael Wayne Bowers
Pages: 241
ISBN: UOM:39015052690230
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since its publication in 1996, The Sagebrush State has served as the text for the Nevada Constitution component required for graduation from all Nevada colleges and universities. The second edition of this authoritative work is updated through 2001 to include recent changes in the Nevada Supreme Court, term limits, legislative oversight of the executive branch, and limited legislative sessions. The full text of the state constitution is provided for reference in an appendix and includes extensive annotations that note and explain amendments and other changes made to the original 1864 document.

The Sagebrush State 4th Ed

The Sagebrush State  4th Ed
Author: Michael W. Bowers
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780874179248
Available:
Release: 2013-11-13
Editor: University of Nevada Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nevada’s politics have been formed in large measure by its turbulent history and harsh environment. Bowers’ concise volume explains the dynamics of this process, which is strikingly unique among the fifty states. This is a readable and insightful explanation of how Nevada’s history has formed its political culture, and how its government works today. The Sagebrush State includes the full text of the state constitution, with extensive annotations of all amendments to the original 1864 document. The Sagebrush State serves as a text for the study of Nevada’s history and constitution, which is a graduation requirement at the state’s colleges and universities. The fourth edition of this work is updated through 2012 to include information on the elections of 2010 and 2012 and recent controversial sessions of the Legislature.

Uncovering Nevada s Past

Uncovering Nevada s Past
Author: John B. Reid,Ronald M. James
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780874176506
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Release: 2004-04-01
Editor: University of Nevada Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nevada’s relatively brief history has been nonetheless remarkably eventful. From the activities of the first Euro-American explorers to the booms and busts of the mining industry, from the struggles and artistry of the Native Americans to the establishment of liberal divorce laws and such unique industries as legalized gambling and prostitution, from Cold War atomic tests to the civil rights movement, from the arrival of a diverse and rapidly growing urban population to the Sagebrush Rebellion, Nevada has played a part in the nation’s development while following its own ruggedly independent path. In Uncovering Nevada’s Past, historians John B. Reid and Ronald M. James have collected more than fifty major documents and visual images—some never before published—that define Nevada’s colorful and complex development. Here are the words of such literary luminaries as Mark Twain, Sarah Winnemucca, and Arthur Miller; anonymous newspaper articles; public documents including Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation of Nevada statehood and the probate records of murdered Virginia City prostitute Julia Bulette; personal letters; political speeches; and personal accounts of, among other subjects, the construction of Hoover Dam, life in a mining boomtown, racial segregation in Las Vegas, political careers, and atomic testing. Images include photographs of significant Nevada architecture, the masterpieces of renowned Paiute basketmaker Dat-so-la-lee, tree carvings by Basque sheepherders, and tourism promotions. The collection ranges from the earliest descriptions of the region to the current debate on Yucca Mountain. The volume editors have provided an introduction and headnotes that set the documents into their historical and social context. Uncovering Nevada’s Past is a vital, enlightening record of Nevada’s history—in the words of the people who lived and made it—that makes for lively and engaging reading.

We Sagebrush Folks

We Sagebrush Folks
Author: Annie Pike Greenwood
Pages: 413
ISBN: 9781787209381
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Release: 2018-02-27
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1934, this book tells the story of an American farm woman, her husband and family, and vividly describes farm life and farm psychology. “We Sagebrush Folks tells the experiences of a woman of education, refinement, and culture, who went with her husband to plow up wealth in the land under the then new Minidoka Irrigation Project in Southern Idaho. The ‘heart of gold’ that experience held was the beauty of Idaho, its sunshine, its sky by day and by night, its mountains, its vast stretches of gray-green sagebrush, which she saw transformed into fields and farms, its pure, clear, inspiring, stimulating air—and what all these meant to her, emotionally and spiritually. She writes with intelligence, a notable gift for expression, and a considerable interest in and knowledge of economics. An intimate, colorful portrayal of the daily life of the sagebrush farmers and their families, mercilessly truthful, but written with vivacity, cleverness, and humor, full of anecdotes, tales, and incidents that are often amusing, sometimes tragic, but always told with a keen sense of their dramatic values.” (FLORENCE FINCH KELLY, New York Times Book Review)

Federal Land Western Anger

Federal Land  Western Anger
Author: R. McGreggor Cawley
Pages: 195
ISBN: UOM:49015003404697
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Release: 1993
Editor: Development of Western Resourc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cawley objectively investigates the Sagebrush Rebellion, looking at the driving force behind the movement, the strategies used by the Rebels, and the consequences of the controversy. He also offers a provocative interpretation of events in federal land policy from the 1960s to the 1990s and establishes a framework for assessing future developments in federal land policy. Includes an analysis of James Watt's beleaguered tenure as Reagan's Secretary of the Interior.

The Sagebrush State

The Sagebrush State
Author: Michael W. Bowers
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781943859757
Available:
Release: 2018-08-15
Editor: University of Nevada Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nevada’s politics are in large measure the result of its turbulent history and harsh environment. Michael W. Bowers’ concise volume explains the dynamics of the political formation process, which is strikingly unique among the fifty states. Even today, Nevada is unlike the other states in its politics and culture: it’s economically right, yet libertarian, the home of widespread gaming and a 24/7 lifestyle, has a high percentage of federally-owned lands, and has one of the highest rates of urbanism in the U.S., yet is often governed by rural legislators. This comprehensive and insightful explanation discusses how Nevada’s history has shaped its political culture, and how its government operates today. The Sagebrush State serves as a highly readable and accessible text for the study of Nevada’s political history and constitution, which is a graduation requirement at the state’s colleges and universities. The fifth edition is updated through 2017 and includes the full text of the state constitution with extensive annotations of all amendments to the original 1864 document.

The Sagebrush State

The Sagebrush State
Author: Michael Wayne Bowers
Pages: 275
ISBN: UOM:39015069137563
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An updated edition of this informative study of Nevada's history and constitution is updated through 2005 to include information on the elections of 2002 and 2004 and two controversial sessions of the legislature. Original.

Habitat Threats in the Sagebrush Ecosystem

Habitat Threats in the Sagebrush Ecosystem
Author: David S. Dobkin,Bob Abbey
Pages: 301
ISBN: MINN:31951D02507416A
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is about the status and future of the sagebrush ecosystem and its dependent species. The ecosystem is not healthy and is diminishing due to the many and various human land uses. Maintaining the ecosystem will require monumental changes in management and those changes must address all land uses in an integrated, holistic manner to be effective. The two major obstacles are a lack of needed resources, both funds and land use direction, and the attempt to stop the loss and degradation of sagebrush habitats while lacking essential research information on which to base effective strategies.

Politics and Women in the Sagebrush State

Politics and Women in the Sagebrush State
Author: Nevada Humanities Committee
Pages: 12
ISBN: OCLC:650660185
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Release: 1989*
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Sage Spirit

Sage Spirit
Author: Dave Showalter
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1594859167
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Release: 2015
Editor: Braided River
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

* Reveals an little-known yet iconic Western region that supports virtually all western wildlife species * A conservation priority area for Audubon, World Wildlife Fund, and the National Wildlife Federation, among others Located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains and stretching from Greater Yellowstone to Telluride, Colorado, the region known as the Sagebrush Sea is a unique wildlife habitat with an abundance of natural resources. For this reason it is treasured by conservationists, private land owners, and energy developers alike. The loss of this habitat would be catastrophic for important species like the Greater and Gunnison's Sage-grouse. Greater Sage-grouse were once found across thirteen western states, but due to energy development and conversion of land for agriculture, they now inhabit only half of their historic range. In addition, the gradual disappearance of sagebrush habitat in the West is having a profound effect on other wildlife species such as Brewer's sparrow, sage sparrow, sage thrasher, pygmy rabbit, mule deer, pronghorn, and more. Sage Spirit features each of these species and the threats they face. Photographer and writer Dave Showalter has documented the seasonal changes, animal behaviors, and migrations within the Sagebrush Sea. He is working with conservation leaders, government agencies, Native communities, and private landowners to tell the complete story of the ecosystem and the way humans are using the landscape. Through images and essays, Sage Spirit explains why responsible management of this fragile habitat is so vital.

Africa

Africa
Author: Richard Dowden
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780786741427
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Release: 2008-12-16
Editor: PublicAffairs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After a lifetime's close observation of the continent, one of the world's finest Africa correspondents has penned a landmark book on life and death in modern Africa. It takes a guide as observant, experienced, and patient as Richard Dowden to reveal its truths. Dowden combines a novelist's gift for atmosphere with the scholar's grasp of historical change as he spins tales of cults and commerce in Senegal and traditional spirituality in Sierra Leone; analyzes the impact of oil and the internet on Nigeria and aid on Sudan; and examines what has gone so badly wrong in Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo. Dowden's master work is an attempt to explain why Africa is the way it is, and enables its readers to see and understand this miraculous continent as a place of inspiration and tremendous humanity.

Sage Grouse

Sage Grouse
Author: Kathy Love
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0984000739
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Release: 2017-11-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Richly illustrated with photographs by award-winning nature photographer Noppadol Paothong, and accompanied by the text of accomplished natural history writer Kathy Love, this book tells the story of the sage-grouse, its habitat in the vast Sagebrush Sea of the Intermountain West, and the threats faced by both. Although the sage-grouse once flourished in many Western US states and provinces of Canada, in the past century its populations have diminished drastically. Today, fewer than 400,000 sage-grouse remain, and conservative legislation challenging the preservation of public wild lands increasingly threatens the sage- grouse. This book is designed not only to build awareness on the issues threatening the sage-grouse, but to stimulate and inspire readers to join the fight for environmental conservation and wilderness preservation. Bird lovers, nature enthusiasts, and residents of the American West will delight in viewing the beauty of the sage-grouse and emerge with a deeper sense of the many interests affecting the sagebrush ecosystem and the conservation efforts being implemented. This book is one of the most visually stunning and comprehensive documentations of one of the most iconic species of the United States, great for Bird lovers, nature enthusiasts, students, and residents of the American West.

Nevada a Brief History Outline of the Sagebrush State

Nevada   a Brief History Outline of the Sagebrush State
Author: Anonim
Pages: 14
ISBN: OCLC:8750008
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Release: 1938
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Oregon Trail Romance Collection

The Oregon Trail Romance Collection
Author: Amanda Cabot,Melanie Dobson,Pam Hillman,Myra Johnson,Amy Lillard,DiAnn Mills,Anna Schmidt,Ann Shorey,Jennifer Uhlarik
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781634092623
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Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: Barbour Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nine romantic adventures take readers along for a ride on the Oregon Trail where daily challenges force travelers to evaluate the things that are most precious to them—including love. Enjoy the trip through a fascinating part of history through the eyes of remarkably strong characters who stop at famous landmarks along the way. Watch as their faith is strengthened and as love is born despite unique circumstances. Discover where the journey ends for each of nine couples.

Reno Las Vegas and the Strip

Reno  Las Vegas  and the Strip
Author: Eugene P. Moehring
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780874179569
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Release: 2014-09-15
Editor: University of Nevada Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eugene P. Moehring analyzes the development of Reno and Las Vegas since 1945 with special emphasis on the years after 1970. Major factors that shaped the development of both cities were the growth of corporate gaming and megaresorts and increased personal leisure and affluence. Moehring provides an engaging, informative, and readable history of the divergent paths that Reno and Las Vegas took over the past forty years. Reno, the nation’s gambling mecca in the 1950s, led the way, developing the successful tourist economy that Las Vegas later embraced. Through the 1970s the two cities resembled each other greatly, but Las Vegas grew to achieve global significance, while Reno slowly declined, searching for new industries to power its future. Moehring shows that the development of the Las Vegas Strip was crucial to southern Nevada’s success. The casinos, hotels, and entertainments of the Strip, and the workers they supported, formed a new urban center ringed by offices, residences, shopping, and a major university. In effect, it became a third metropolis, governed by county commissioners, larger than Reno and Las Vegas combined. Moehring brings the story of the three cities to the present day, examining lessons learned from the Great Recession and the efforts under way in all three metropolises to diversify their economies. Moehring makes an important contribution with the only current study of Nevada’s cities, focusing on urban development issues rather than social history or the gaming industry. As the service economy continues to grow, not only in Nevada but throughout the United States, Moehring’s work has many implications for urban studies and particularly the study of urban development in other metropolitan areas.

Sagebrush Collaboration

Sagebrush Collaboration
Author: Peter Walker
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0870719491
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Release: 2018-10-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sagebrush Collaboration examines the militia occupation of Harney County, Oregon, and the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. The book concludes that the militants failed in their objectives in large part because Harney County's citizens invested decades in building the capacity to collaboratively solve the very problems the militia claimed justified an anti-federal government revolution.

The Silver State

The Silver State
Author: James W. Hulse
Pages: 375
ISBN: UOM:39015043209884
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The new edition gives close attention to social and political changes that have occurred since the original publication of The Silver State in 1991. Specifically, Hulse discusses the impact of a growing statewide population; new developments within the education system; the expanding roles of women; recent changes and developments in state politics; the exponential growth of Las Vegas; and an assessment of the changes in Nevada's growing ethnic population and increasingly divergent demographic groups.

Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie Chickens

Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie Chickens
Author: David A. Haukos,Clint Boal
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9781482240238
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Release: 2016-02-22
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shortlisted for the 2018 TWS Wildlife Publication Awards in the edited book category Lesser Prairie-Chickens have experienced substantial declines in terms of population and the extent of area that they occupy. While they are an elusive species, making it difficult at times to monitor them, current evidence indicates that they have been persistently decreasing in number since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s dramatically affected their core range. In May of 2014, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service listed Lesser Prairie-Chickens as a threatened species, granting them federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, which included a special rule recognizing significant conservation planning efforts made by state and federal wildlife agencies within the geographical range of the species. Although the listing was vacated by judicial ruling in September 2015, concern for persistence of the species persists. These actions illustrate the uncertain legal status and future conservation challenges for Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens provides a compendium of data, analytical results, and synthesis generated among expert wildlife biologists, conservation biologists, and ornithologists. It thoroughly reviews the life history, genetics, and ecology of the species, and is ultimately directed toward developing and establishing appropriate conservation management strategies. It presents a detailed analysis of the issues and risks relative to conservation as well as an overview of potential conservation tools. It also addresses the challenges that natural resource managers continue to face in their current conservation efforts. While dealing with immediate and short-term issues in Lesser Prairie-Chicken conservation, this book is also a useful starting point for guiding future research, management, and conservation of the species. Published in collaboration with and on behalf of The American Ornithological Society, this volume in the highly-regarded Studies in Avian Biology series provides a definitive reference for researchers, managers, and policy makers as well as those with interests in environmental science, avian biology, game bird management, or Great Plains ecology.

The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad
Author: Mark Twain
Pages: 651
ISBN: UVA:X001175591
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Release: 1879
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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