Black Rock

ISBN-10: 0874175917
ISBN-13: 9780874175912
Edition: 2004
List price: $50.00
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publication date: 9/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 10.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

"Nevada's enigmatic Black Rock country, despite its apparent silence and isolation, is actually an area where natural forces are ceaselessly restless and life in many forms has endured for millennia. Its haunting landscape has been the focus of study and contemplation by scientists, explorers, outdoors aficionados, and artists. In black rock, photographer Peter Goin and geographer Paul F. Starrs explore this place from the viewpoints of their respective disciplines." "The Black Rock, a desert realm almost the size of Delaware but scarcely a hundred miles north of Reno, embraces mile-high vertical mountains and one of the earth's flattest, most barren salt pans; boiling hot springs and freezing winter cold; plants that have evolved to survive the severest drought and lush pockets of rich grasses. Its bewildering environments startle our senses with a raw physical intensity that comes through in Goin's photographs and Starrs's informed text. We observe the region from numerous perspectives - the Black Rock at ground level, from the skies above, in the geology below; witness the shaping roles of water, wind, and geothermal action in shaping it; and view the effects of human hands, from ancient Native Americans to nineteenth century explorers, ranchers, and miners, up through the congregants at today's Burning Man festivals. The result is a duet of visual and literary commentary on a region of stunning paradoxes and constant change and activity, where need and curiosity encounter the daunting, implacable forces of nature."--BOOK JACKET.

Preface
Where the pavement ends
Playa
The view of god: overhead
Light
Thus the thunder spoke: water
Drama
Looking to land: profile
Signs
A good place to make love
Gerlach
Lying below: the subterranean
Earth
Immanence: fire
Water
Eddying insolitude: air
Forest
Source Citations
Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Index

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