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A Land Between
Author: Rebecca Fish Ewan

ISBN: 9780801864612
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 16 November 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 17.8 x 1.4
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"Owens Valley is a land between, a place tucked behind high mountains, arid yet soaked in water history, draped in desert vegetation yet remembered for its verdant farms, sparsely dotted with towns -- some no more than dreams on a map. It exists between stories, between vitality and decline, between granite mountains." -- from the Introduction

A unique landscape history, A Land Between explores the central idea of how people's preconceptions and perceptions of a place -- in this case, Owens Valley -- influence their interventions on the land. Rebecca Fish Ewan draws on primary sources, oral histories, and conversations, offering a story that reaches beyond the oft-told tale of water wars with Los Angeles. Ewan's gentle and poetic essays, illustrated with historical images and her own photographs of the region, provide a complex, multifaceted perspective on the land, the history, and the people of Owens Valley.

Beginning with the land itself, the book's introduction describes the physical setting of Owens Valley and examines first impressions of the land -- including accounts from Numu myth, observations by nineteenth-century settlers, and ...

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