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  • The Spyby James Fenimore Cooper; Wayne Franklin

    Penguin Publishing Group 1997; US$ 17.00

    A historical adventure reminiscent of Sir Walter Scott?s Waverley romances, Cooper?s novel centers on Harvey Birch, a common man wrongly suspected of being a spy for the British. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents... more...

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories From the Sketch Bookby Washington Irving; Wayne Franklin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 6.95

    Sage, storyteller, and wit, Washington Irving created such staples of American fiction as the stories ?Rip Van Winkle? and ?The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.? He earned his preeminence in early American literature with the masterpieces in miniature collected here: dozens of stories, travel essays, biographical discourses, and literary musings. ?His influence... more...

  • Hard Placesby Richard V. Francaviglia; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 1997; US$ 24.00

    Working with the premise that there are much meaning and value in the "repelling beauty" of mining landscapes, Richard Francaviglia identifies the visual clues that indicate an area has been mined and tells us how to read them, showing the interconnections among all of America's major mining districts. With a style as bold as the landscape he reads... more...

  • Mapping the Invisible Landscapeby Kent C. Ryden; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 24.00

    Any landscape has an unseen component: a subjective component of experience, memory, and narrative which people familiar with the place understand to be an integral part of its geography but which outsiders may not suspect the existence of?unless they listen and read carefully. This invisible landscape is make visible though stories, and these stories... more...

  • Places of Quiet Beautyby Rebecca Conard; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 1997; US$ 32.95

    Resource protection and public recreation policies have always been subject to the shifting winds of management philosophy governing both national and state parks. Somewhere in the balance, however, parks and preserves have endured as unique places of mind as well as matter. Places of Quiet Beauty allows us to see parks and preserves, forests and... more...

  • Salt Lanternby William Towner Morgan; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 1997; US$ 29.95

    As a child growing up in Pipestone, Minnesota, in the 1930s, William Morgan marveled over his great-grandmother's salt-filled chimney lantern. Full of sea salt and mementos and drawings that commemorated her British home and her journey to America in 1855, this Victorian artifact became the inspiration both for Morgan's pilgrimage to find the original... more...

  • Landscape With Figuresby Kent C. Ryden; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Traveling across the invisible landscape in which we imaginatively dwell, Kent Ryden--himself a most careful listener and reader--asks the following questions. What categories of meaning do we read into our surroundings? What forms of expression serve as the most reliable maps to understanding those meanings? Our sense of any place, he argues, consists... more...

  • Mountains Of Memoryby Don Scheese; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 2001; US$ 21.00

    In Mountains of Memory, seasoned wilderness dweller Don Scheese charts a long season of watching for and fighting fires in Idaho's River of No Return Wilderness&151the largest federal wilderness area in the mainland United States. An inspiring tale of self-discovery, Mountains of Memory paints a complex portrait of the natural, institutional, and historical... more...

  • Haunted by Watersby Robert T. Hayashi; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Using a wide range of materials that include memoirs, oral interviews, poetry, legal cases, letters, government documents, and even road signs, Robert Hayashi illustrates how Thomas Jefferson's vision of an agrarian, all white, and democratic West affected the Gem State's Nez Perce, Chinese, Shoshone,Mormon, and Japanese residents. Starting at the... more...

  • A Place for Dialogueby Sharon McKenzie Stevens; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    In A Place for Dialogue, Sharon McKenzie Stevens views the contradictions and collaborations involved in the management of public land in southern Arizona—and by extension the entire arid West—through the lens of political rhetoric. Revealing the socioecological relationships among cattlemen and environmentalists as well as developers and... more...