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The Resource Playa works : the myth of the empty, William L. Fox

Playa works : the myth of the empty, William L. Fox

Label
Playa works : the myth of the empty
Title
Playa works
Title remainder
the myth of the empty
Statement of responsibility
William L. Fox
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Writer-poet William L. Fox has spent much of his career contemplating the complex ways that landscape, human cognition, and history collide to create our perceptions and treatment of place. In Playa Works, Fox considers the West's emptiest spaces - the playas, or dry beds, of the ancient lakes that once filled much of the Great Basin. Among the flattest, most barren places on the planet, the West's playas have haunted the American imagination since the Fremont expedition first surveyed them in the early nineteenth century."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
979
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F787
LC item number
.F695 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Environmental arts and humanities series
Label
Playa works : the myth of the empty, William L. Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Wilbur S. Shepperson Humanities Book Award winner (2002)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-220)
Contents
The Myth of the Empty: An Introduction -- A Tour of the Playa, Part I: The Mojave -- A Tour of the Playa, Part II: The Nevada Test Site -- A Tour of the Playa, Part III: Wendover -- A Tour of the Playa, Coda: Owens Dry Lake -- Painting the Playa: Smoke Creek Desert -- Burning Man: Black Rock Desert -- Rediscovery: An Afterword
Control code
49531469
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 220 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780874175233
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002004784
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
Label
Playa works : the myth of the empty, William L. Fox
Publication
Note
Wilbur S. Shepperson Humanities Book Award winner (2002)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-220)
Contents
The Myth of the Empty: An Introduction -- A Tour of the Playa, Part I: The Mojave -- A Tour of the Playa, Part II: The Nevada Test Site -- A Tour of the Playa, Part III: Wendover -- A Tour of the Playa, Coda: Owens Dry Lake -- Painting the Playa: Smoke Creek Desert -- Burning Man: Black Rock Desert -- Rediscovery: An Afterword
Control code
49531469
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 220 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780874175233
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002004784
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map

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