πŸ“’ Author : Geoff Dyer
πŸ“’ Publisher : Vintage
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-05-03
πŸ“’ Pages : 256
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781101870860
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Travel

SYNOPSIS : From β€œone of our most original writers” (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazine) comes an expansive and exacting bookβ€”firmly grounded but elegant, often hilarious, and always inquisitiveβ€”about travel, unexpected awareness, and the questions we ask when we step outside ourselves. Geoff Dyer’s restless searchβ€”for what? is unclear, even to himβ€”continues in this series of fascinating adventures and pilgrimages: with a tour guide who may not be a tour guide in the Forbidden City in Beijing; with friends in New Mexico, where D. H. Lawrence famously claimed to have had his β€œgreatest experience from the outside world”; with a hitchhiker picked up on the way from White Sands; with Don Cherry (or a photo of him, at any rate) at the Watts Towers in Los Angeles. Weaving stories about places to which he has recently traveled with images and memories that have persisted since childhood, Dyer tries β€œto work out what a certain placeβ€”a certain way of marking the landscapeβ€”means; what it’s trying to tell us; what we go to it for.” With 4 pages of full-color illustrations. From the Hardcover edition.


πŸ“’ Author : Craig Varjabedian
πŸ“’ Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-03-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 156
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780826358318
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Travel

SYNOPSIS : Award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian has spent decades photographing the many moods of the magnificent and ever-changing landscape of New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument. His photographs reveal snow-white dunes of gypsum, striking landforms, storms and stillness, panoramic vistas and breathtaking sunsets, intricate wind-blown patterns in the sand, ancient animal tracks, exquisite desert plants, and also the people who come to experience this place that is at once spectacular yet subtle. Varjabedian’s evocative color images provide the reader with an almost palpable sense of this extraordinary place. These photographs are enriched by several essays written by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, noted poet and author; Dennis Ditmanson, retired White Sands National Monument superintendent; Jim Eckles, retired Missile Range public affairs officer; and Craig Varjabedian, the photographer who shares his insights and experiences of photographing this inspiring landscape and offers tips on making better pictures of White Sands.


πŸ“’ Author : Dietmar Schneider-Hector
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1993
πŸ“’ Pages : 270
πŸ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015029955633
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

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πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006
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πŸ“’ ISBN : NWU:35556036457968
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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πŸ“’ Author : Don HΓΆglund
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-09-10
πŸ“’ Pages : 256
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780743293662
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Nature

SYNOPSIS : Descended from the greatest horses of the American West, the wild horses living on the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico -- one of the most dangerous places on Earth -- were a national treasure and a living legend. Big, strong, beautiful, and fierce, their ancestors were the mounts of the famous lawmen, hardy cowboys, and notorious outlaws who had once ruled the Wild West. Over the years, these far-flung herds of the Land of Enchantment had inspired many myths, and were said to be guarded by an implacable band of enormous, ghostly stallions that kept them from harm. But in 1994, after decades of suffering through droughts, food shortages, and all the dangers that go with living on a military-weapons testing site, scores of horses suddenly died. And almost two thousand were in such dire straits that they were unlikely to survive. In a race to prevent more tragic deaths, large-animal veterinarian Don HΓΆglund was called in to organize and lead a team of dedicated cowboys, soldiers, and other professionals in removing the surviving horses and their babies to safety. Then would come the challenge of rehabilitating them, and eventually placing them in loving homes with people who could meet the needs of the highly spirited wild animals. For the first time in book form, Nobody's Horses tells the dramatic story of these noble horses' celebrated history, their defiant survival, and their incredible rescue. During the complex rescue, stampedes, escapes, and injuries ensued as well as struggles with animal rights activists and army officials. Everyone was in constant danger from unspent munitions on the ground and missile testing in the air. Cowboys, Native Americans, and ranchers -- all of whom cared deeply about the fate of the horses -- clashed in a battle of wills. And, of course, there were the horses themselves -- wild, extraordinarily powerful animals, not easily managed or moved, who would become known to their rescuers as fascinating, individual characters -- the wily old mares who evaded capture and led their bands to water and food, the beautiful colts and their amazing resilience and ability to bond with humans and each other, and the magnificent, powerful stallions who protected their harems and young against humans and predators. Luckily HΓΆglund's team was also extraordinary, and their mission a celebrated success for all the people involved, the horses that were rescued, and the grateful families who adopted these living pieces of an American legacy. Filled with history and heroism, adventure and rivalry, and, ultimately, the heartwarming alliances between horses and people, which made the whole endeavor worthwhile, Nobody's Horses will stir the emotions and imaginations of horse lovers, humanitarians, and anyone who loves an uplifting tale of second chances. It's a story of how Nobody's Horses became Everybody's Horses.


πŸ“’ Author : Mary Maruca
πŸ“’ Publisher : Western National Parks Association
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1997
πŸ“’ Pages : 14
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1877856673
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : White Sands National Monument (N.M.)

SYNOPSIS : The mysterious white dunes are brought to life in a large, generously illustrated format. Find out where the sand came from, why it is white, and other details of natural and human history in this little-known part of the Southwest.


πŸ“’ Author : Dora Hagemeyer
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1947
πŸ“’ Pages : 72
πŸ“’ ISBN : STANFORD:36105127936164
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Poetry

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πŸ“’ Author : Ryan H. Edgington
πŸ“’ Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-07-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 296
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780803255630
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : Established in south-central New Mexico at the end of World War II, White Sands Missile Range is the largest overland military reserve in the western hemisphere. It was the site of the first nuclear explosion, the birthplace of the American space program, and the primary site for testing U.S. missile capabilities. In this environmental history of White Sands Missile Range, Ryan H. Edgington traces the uneasy relationships between the military, the federal government, local ranchers, environmentalists, state game and fish personnel, biologists and ecologists, state and federal political figures, hunters, and tourists after World War IIβ€”as they all struggled to define and productively use the militarized western landscape. Environmentalists, ranchers, tourists, and other groups joined together to transform the meaning and uses of this region, challenging the authority of the national security state to dictate the environmental and cultural value of a rural American landscape. As a result, White Sands became a locus of competing geographies informed not only by the far-reaching intellectual, economic, and environmental changes wrought by the cold war but also by regional history, culture, and traditions.


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πŸ“’ Release Date : 1985
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πŸ“’ ISBN : NWU:35556031223621
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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πŸ“’ Author : New Mexico Geological Society. Field Conference
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2002
πŸ“’ Pages : 362
πŸ“’ ISBN : STANFORD:36105112289157
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Science

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