THE ROCKIES by Wallace W. Atwood


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An addition to Vanguard's regional series -- this is earth fact and mountain sculpture told in all its ramifications -- lakes, plateau, animals, waterfalls, cascades, plains, glaciers, basins, rivers -- and always mountains. Here is the nature and meaning of scenery, the growth and decay of mountains, earth building in all its spectacular manifestations. Interspersed is the story of the geologist's trade -- the packtrain, the art of camping, the mechanics and activities of a field season, the personal findings. There's material on gold prospectors, yarns, on Indians, ranchmen, farmers, tourists, on National Parks, both sides of the Canadian line...Highlights some 300,000 square miles of country, distilling significant data unearthed in some 25 years of field work, this provides a first hand, intimate story of this great range.

Pub Date: Sept. 27th, 1945
Publisher: Vanguard