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Cities, sagebrush, and solitude : urbanization and cultural conflict in the Great Basin

Author: Dennis R Judd; Stephanie L Witt
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, 2015.
Series: Urban West.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cities, Sagebrush, and Solitude explores the transformation of the largest desert in North America, the Great Basin, into America's last urban frontier. In recent decades Las Vegas, Reno, Salt Lake City, and Boise have become the anchors for sprawling metropolitan regions. This population explosion has been fueled by the maturing of Las Vegas as the nation's entertainment capital, the rise of Reno as a magnet for
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis R Judd; Stephanie L Witt
ISBN: 9780874179699 0874179696
OCLC Number: 897825440
Description: viii, 271 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The last urban frontier / Dennis R. Judd and Stephanie L. Witt --
Solitude. Framing the empty : technology and progress in photography and art / Todd Shallat --
Urban places/empty spaces : big and small governments in the Great Basin / Stephanie L. Witt --
Go away closer : the collision of culture and governance / Stephanie L. Witt and Brian Laurent --
A crucible for populist resistance : tracing the roots of the Sagebrush Rebellion / Christopher A. Simon --
The Sagebrush Empire. The fragile desert : managing the Great Basin’s environmental crisis / Jessica L. Deshazo and Zachary A. Smith --
Cheatgrass empire : public lands as a contested resource / Erika Allen Wolters and Brent S. Steel --
The solace of empty spaces : searching for tourists in America’s outback / Anahit Tadevosyan and Dennis R. Judd --
The Cities on the Rim. Constructing the “quality of life” city : “Boise is best” / Erin Daina McClellan --
The persistent possibility of failure : making something of nothing in Las Vegas / Elizabeth Raymond --
Errant into the wilderness : Reno’s acts against nature / Alicia Barber --
Cowboys and clerics : political culture and planning regimes in Salt Lake City and Boise / Chris Blanchard --
The coming convergence / Dennis R. Judd.
Series Title: Urban West.
Other Titles: Urbanization and cultural conflict in the Great Basin
Responsibility: [edited by] Dennis R. Judd, Stephanie L. Witt.

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Explores the transformation of the largest desert in North America, the Great Basin, into America's last urban frontier. The blooming of cities in a fragile desert region poses a host of  Read more...
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It s lively, nimble, often unexpected, and informative. Its core theme is the growth of four urban centers around the perimeter of the Great Basin. Two Salt Lake City and Reno have significant Read more...

 
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