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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Botanical Companionsby Frieda Knobloch; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 26.00

    In her luminous inquiry into the intricate connections among work, place, and people, Frieda Knobloch explores the lives of two Rocky Mountain botanists, Aven Nelson (1859-1952) and Ruth Ashton Nelson (1896-1987). Aven was a professor of botany at the University of Wyoming for many years; Ruth compiled field guides to Rocky Mountain plants and wrote... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Circling Backby Joe C. Truett; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 1996; US$ 29.95

     “There was so much space.” These words epitomize ecologist Joe Truett's boyhood memories of the Angelina River valley in East Texas. Years and miles later, back home for the funeral of his grandfather, Truett began a long meditation on the world Corbett Graham had known and he himself had glimpsed, a now-vanished world where wild hogs and countless... more...