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    • A Natural History of the Intermountain West

    • A fresh look at the natural history of the southern Rocky Mountains and the Intermountain West region based on cutting-edge research, interviews, and the author's personal experience. A passionate, humanistic, and yet scientific treatment of the...
    • Nature and Environment
    • Against All Odds

    • Discusses the critical junctures in U.S. history that have led to global environmental regulation, particularly in relation to China.
    • Nature and Environment / Stegner Lectures
    • Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America

    • Explores the increasing outbreaks of bark beetles that are killing trees in western North Americas; looks at the historical context, short- and long-term consequences, and causes of the outbreaks.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Battle for the Wilderness

    • This volume centers around the struggle to pass the 1964 Wilderness Act, the first in a series of preservationist conventions and one of the most important works of the American conservation movement.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Biotic Communities

    • Catalogs and defines by biotic community the Southwest region centered on Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, Chihuahua, and Baja California Norte.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Borderland Jaguars

    • A natural history of the jaguar that discusses its distribution, habitats, hunting and breeding characteristics, folklor, and the status and management of Arizona-Mexico borderland jaguars.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Cataract Canyon

    • Offers a stunning tour through the natural, environmental, and human history of Cataract Canyon, a seventeen-mile run of free-flowing river above Lake Powell in the canyonlands of southern Utah.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Climate Warming in Western North America

    • Focuses largely on climate change during the twentieth century in western North America, an area highly sensitive to climate changes due to its dependence on precipitation as its water source.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Dance, Don't Drive

    • Ward reframes the discourse of sustainability to point out the consequences we face and the choices we make. “After years of driving economies," he says, "we must learn to dance with ecosystems.”
    • Nature and Environment
    • Desert Ecology

    • A comprehensive, accessible introduction to desert plants and animals, with a thorough examination of physiologic and behavioral adaptations that enable these organisms to survive in such inhospitable places.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Desert Water

    • Explores water issues and solutions in one of America's most arid states
    • Nature and Environment / Utah
    • El Lobo

    • A collection of writings that explore how the Mexican gray wolf was, almost in the blink of an eye, driven to the brink of extinction.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Even Mountains Vanish

    • Attempts to make sense of a planet shaped 13.4 billion years ago by awesome natural cataclysm that's now threatened with destruction by environmental cataclysms of human origins.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Gila Monster

    • A well-illustrated, very readable account of the largest and only poisonous lizard in America.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Green Ink

    • Offers a valuable primer for environmental advocates and writers in this appealing blend of anecdote, advice, and personal testimony to the rewards and challenges of the exciting path of environmental journalism.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Green River

    • The past, present and extremely uncertain future of the Green River from the perspective of natural resources in the balance.
    • Nature and Environment / Western History
    • Home Waters

    • Scholar and essayist George Handley blends nature writing, local history, theology, environmental history, and personal memoir in a resounding story of place, nature, and faith.
    • Nature and Environment / Literature
    • Horses of the West

    • Filmed in the American West, this documentary celebrates the extraordinary bond between horses and humans.
    • Animals / Nature and Environment / Utah
    • Ice, Fire, and Nutcrackers

    • An ecologist reveals the remarkable adaptations of Rocky Mountain plants and animals.
    • Nature and Environment
    • John Muir

    • Covers the Yosemite years of John Muir's life, a formative time which the pre-eminent American naturalist, explore and conservationist did not have time to record before his death in 1914.
    • Biography / Nature and Environment
    • Little Fish in a Pork Barrel

    • A look at the “snail darter story”—a classic case regularly voted one of the top three Supreme Court environmental decisions.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Mountaineering Essays

    • Contains eleven mountain essays by John Muir, the founder of the Sierra Club, that strike a subtle balance between the physical aspects of ascending and the more symbolic observations of the sublimity of his surroundings.
    • Literature / Nature and Environment
    • Native Plants of Southern Nevada

    • A field guide to plants from the southern Great Basin/northern Mojave desert region that Paiute and Shoshone peoples sustained on through their shared way of life and harvesting, with native names, description, uses of each plant.
    • Nature and Environment
    • North American Biotic Communities Map

    • This map provides a dramatic and useful illustration of the biotic communities from the Arctic Circle, Canada and the United States, and Central America.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Nuclear Waste Stalemate

    • This book examines the complex political, legal, and scientific issues relating to the disposal of nuclear waste, an issue that is gaining attention as demands for energy increase exponentially.
    • Geology / Nature and Environment
    • Ownership, Property, and Sustainability

    • Does the landowner now have an obligation to manage his land differently? Can habitat protection be superimposed on a private landowner? Joseph Sax explores these questions in his lecture on the interconnections of ownership, property, and...
    • Nature and Environment
    • Return of the Wolves

    • The documentary explores both sides of the heated debate over the reintroduction of wolves and examines the role of the wolf in Yellowstone, the West, and the Southwest.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Rivers, Fish, and the People

    • Presents new scientific and cultural data about the roles of Native peoples on river ecosystems throughout the American West
    • Anthropology / Nature and Environment
    • Saving Wyoming's Hoback

    • The story of citizens working together to save the Hoback Basin from natural gas drilling
    • Nature and Environment
    • Seven Summers

    • This thoughtful and thought-provoking memoir follows the physical and emotional journeys of a woman establishing her place in the “new west” by building a cabin in the woods
    • Autobiography and Memoir / Nature and Environment
    • Singing Stone

    • Integrating personal narrative and natural history, this work presents what the author calls a "guide to understanding" the relatively unknown landscape of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
    • Utah / Nature and Environment
    • Teaching in the Field

    • Surveys field studies conducted through colleges and universities as a valuable tool of teaching, offering rationales, pedagogical strategies, and foundational advice and information that broaden and strengthen this means of instruction.
    • Nature and Environment
    • The Alta Experience

    • Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Alta Ski Resort, this documentary explores the history of one of Utah's most beloved winter destinations.
    • Natural History / Nature and Environment / Utah
    • The Atlas of Vascular Plants of Utah

    • This work graphically represents the distribution of 2,438 plants growing in Utah in more than one location without cultivation. Includes common and scientific names and status of plants.
    • Nature and Environment
    • The Back Road to Crazy

    • A collection of adventures by field researchers with the impulse to trade the comfort of a more sheltered career for the demanding work of a biologists working on the frontlines of wildlife studies, botany, and resource management.
    • Nature and Environment
    • The Bitterroot and Mr. Brandborg

    • Based on extensive archival research, this book tells the story of Guy M. Brandborg and his profound impact on the practices of the U.S. Forest Service.
    • Western History / Nature and Environment
    • The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology

    • Tucker explores how the growing interest of religions in environmental problems holds great promise for long term changes for the flourishing of the Earth community.
    • Philosophy / Nature and Environment
    • The Fourth West

    • The 2009 Wallace Stegner Lecture presented at the Fourteenth Annual Symposium of the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment.
    • Nature and Environment
    • The Jackson Hole Story

    • Explores the struggle behind the expansion of federally protected land in Teton County and how the battle over public and private land has shaped Jackson Hole.
    • Nature and Environment
    • The National Parks

    • KUED takes viewers beyond the crowds of National Parks
    • National Parks / Nature and Environment
    • The Rocky Mountain National Park Reader

    • A rich literary and historical compendium of the best that has been written about Rocky Mountain National Park
    • Nature and Environment / Literature
    • The Twilight of Self-Reliance

    • A re-publication of a lecture originally delivered by Wallace Stegner as a Tanner Lecture at the University of Utah on February 25, 1980.
    • Nature and Environment / Western History
    • The Utah Prairie Dog

    • Follows the day-to-day activities of prairie dogs in Bryce Canyon National Park.
    • Nature and Environment / Utah
    • The Way Home

    • Essays on river running, backcountry skiing, fly-fishing, and backpacking—all describing various attempts to engage in meaningful contact with the elements of wild nature.
    • Nature and Environment / Literature
    • To a Young Writer

    • An exquisite limited edition presented by the award-winning Red Butte Press and featuring Stegner’s vivid essay “To a Young Writer.”
    • Nature and Environment
    • Utah Serenade

    • From national parks to rushing rivers to open range, this original KUED production is a beautifully photographed, high definition visual tribute to the beauty of Utah.
    • Nature and Environment / Utah
    • Visions of the Grand Staircase–Escalante

    • The first comprehensive review of the monument’s natural and human attributes, the planning framework, and issues of paramount concern.
    • Nature and Environment
    • What's Nature Worth?

    • Based on interviews with a dozen prominent environmental writers, this work explores how the art of storytelling might bring new perspectives and insights to discussions regarding the “value” of nature and the environment.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Wild Horses of the West

    • Explore the beauty and controversy of wild horses in a new KUED documentary
    • Animals / Nature and Environment
    • Wild River

    • Follow the Colorado River from its headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park through Utah's Westwater Canyon, the national parks of Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, and Zion, the Grand Canyon, and into Mexico.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Wildbranch

    • A powerful collection of essays and poetry by both prominent American environmental writers and exciting new voices.
    • Nature and Environment / Literature
    • Wilderness

    • An exploration of the increasingly delicate imbalance between the landscape and national demands for energy, water, and other resource developments. Includes interviews with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Robert Redford.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Wilderness and Political Ecology

    • Demonstrates that native people were active managers of their surroundings, causing changes so extensive that the anthropogenic environment has long been viewed as the natural state of the American ecosystem.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Writing Natural History

    • The edited record of four public dialogues held at the University of Utah in 1988 between eminent writers in the fields of natural history that link the sciences with the humanities, enhancing our understanding and appreciation of both.
    • Nature and Environment

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