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Historical atlas of the American West
Beck, Warren A.
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First edition.
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Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [1989]

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1 atlas (xlii, 78 pages, that is, 156 pages, pages) : maps ; 30 cm
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G1381.S1 B4 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Among the subjects addressed here in 78 line maps (each with explanatory text and bibliography): natural resources, geographic features, climatic zones, native flora and fauna, the impact of natural disasters, the Wounded Knee tragedy, the Ghost Dance Religion, Indian judicial districts, major explorations and overland movements, transportation routes, land grants, military events and installations. The authors have previously collaborated on historical atlases devoted to California and New Mexico. Slightly oversized: 9 1/4 x12 1/2 ". Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Library Journal Review

Defining the West as that part of the United States lying west of the 100th meridian, Beck and Haase provide a cartographic survey of the history of the region. In addition to maps illustrating such standard themes as natural resources, exploration and travel routes, the growth of the transportation network, and Indian tribal lands, the authors have included detailed maps on such topics as the Spanish-Mexican land grants and the Mt. St. Helens's eruption. Each map is accompanied by an explanatory text placing it in historical context. An important work that will be valuable for scholar and student alike, this atlas is an essential purchase for most libraries.-- Stephen H. Peters, Northern Michigan Univ. Lib., Marquette (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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