Coyote Valley - Deep History in the High Rockies

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In this gracefully written, insightful, deeply researched history of an under-studied part of North America, Andrews tells a story of the fracturing of an environmental order. The chronological scope and interdisciplinary breadth of the work are impressive. This is environmental history at its best.--Andrew Isenberg, author of "Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life"

Andrews has followed up his Bancroft Prize winning "Killing for Coal" with an exquisitely wrought portrait of an out-of-the-way place that must be central to our understanding of the American West s past, present, and future: the headwaters of the Colorado River in what today is Rocky Mountain National Park. "Coyote Valley" is brilliant and beautiful, a must-read for anyone interested in the complex history of the nation s iconic landscapes. --Ari Kelman, author of "A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek""

Those interested to learn how historians now write about the ever-changing dynamics among people, nature, and culture need look no further than this book. "Coyote Valley" defines the cutting edge of environmental history. --Pekka Hamalainen, author of "The Comanche Empire"

"A compelling study of the Rocky Mountain National Park, from deep history to uncertain future." Times Literary Supplement

Andrews covers much ground eons of time, too from the prehistoric era to the present to offer a deep history of a small patch of ground in the Rockies Those with environmental concerns and others with interests in Native history will derive much from Andrews fine book. --P. D. Travis"Choice" (04/01/2016)"

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Thomas Andrews drills deep into the many pressures that have reshaped a small stretch of North America, from the ice age to the advent of the Anthropocene and controversies over climate change. He brings to the surface lessons about the critical relationships to land, climate, and species that only seemingly unimportant places on Earth can teach.

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Description du livre Harvard University Press. Hardcover. État : New. Hardcover. 324 pages. What can we learn from a high-country valley tucked into an isolated corner of Rocky Mountain National Park In this path-breaking book, Thomas Andrews offers a meditation on the environmental and historical pressures that have shaped and reshaped one small stretch of North America, from the last ice age to the advent of the Anthropocene and the latest controversies over climate change. Large-scale historical approaches continue to make monumental contributions to our understanding of the past, Andrews writes. But they are incapable of revealing everything we need to know about the interconnected workings of nature and human history. Alongside native peoples, miners, homesteaders, tourists, and conservationists, Andrews considers elk, willows, gold, mountain pine beetles, and the Colorado River as vital historical subjects. Integrating evidence from several historical fields with insights from ecology, archaeology, geology, and wildlife biology, this work simultaneously invites scientists to take history seriously and prevails upon historians to give other ways of knowing the past the attention they deserve. From the emergence and dispossession of the NucheThe Peoplewho for centuries adapted to a stubborn environment, to settlers intent on exploiting the land, to forest-destroying insect invasions and a warming climate that is pushing entire ecosystems to the brink of extinction, Coyote Valley underscores the value of deep drilling into local history for core relationshipsto the land, climate, and other speciesthat complement broader truths. This book brings to the surface the critical lessons that only small and seemingly unimportant places on Earth can teach. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. N° de réf. du libraire 9780674088573

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