The Photographing the Southwest guidebook series is the culmination of over twenty years experience exploring and photographing the natural landmarks of the Southwest. Volume 1 will take you to the heart of Southern Utah, home to some of the Colorado Plateau's most outstanding highlights. Beyond the National Parks of the famed ?Grand Circle?, you?ll discover many hidden locations of Red Rock Country as well as Indian rock art and cliff dwellings. The book also makes a quick side trip into Northeastern Utah to explore the remote area around Dinosaur National Monument. Enough for weeks of new discoveries in the area!
Author: Peter E. Palmquist
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Release Date: 2005
This biographical dictionary of some 3,000 photographers (and workers in related trades), active in a vast area of North America before 1866, is based on extensive research and enhanced by some 240 illustrations, most of which are published here for the first time. The territory covered extends from central Canada through Mexico and includes the United States from the Mississippi River west to, but not including, the Rocky Mountain states. Together, this volume and its predecessor, Pioneer Photographers of the Far West: A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865, comprise an exhaustive survey of early photographers in North America and Central America, excluding the eastern United States and eastern Canada. This work is distinguished by the large number of entries, by the appealing narratives that cover both professional and private lives of the subjects, and by the painstaking documentation. It will be an essential reference work for historians, libraries, and museums, as well as for collectors of and dealers in early American photography. In addition to photographers, the book includes photographic printers, retouchers, and colorists, and manufacturers and sellers of photographic apparatus and stock. Because creators of moving panoramas and optical amusements such as dioramas and magic lantern performances often fashioned their works after photographs, the people behind those exhibitions are also discussed.
Author: Nathaniel Harris
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2003-01
An illustrated look at the major deserts of the world includes coverage of how deserts form; variations in weather, topography, and geography; desert plants and their adaptations; creatures of the desert; and resource extraction and its consequences.
Author: Donald N. Yates
Publisher: Panther`s Lodge Publishers
Release Date: 2018-01-01
The Tucson Artifacts document the annals of a forgotten Roman-styled military governorship in Chichimec Toltec Northwest Mexico. Perfectly preserved, complete and unaltered, they are straightforwardly composed in Latin, the official language of records during the Middle Ages. They do not have to be reconstructed, pieced together, deciphered or dated. This illuminating collection of readings translated from Latin, Greek, Arabic, Chinese, Nahuatl, Hebrew and other languages by medievalist Donald N. Yates provides the cultural contexts for understanding these unique witnesses to world history. The finds come from the 1920s and consist of lost-wax, cast-lead ceremonial objects inscribed with medieval Latin historical texts and memorials of leaders with names such as Jacob, Israel, Benjamin, Joseph, Saul, Isaac and Theodore. Some also contain Hebrew phrases like “eight divisions” and “a great nation,” while others display commemorated leaders’ portraits, ships, trademarks in Tang-era seal script, temples, a Mesoamerican glyph, sacrificial fire, an anchor, Romanesque-style angels in glory and other drawings. Their iconography includes the Ten Commandments and cult objects like spice spoons, carpenter’s square, Frankish axes, snakes and trumpets. There are also military anthems and mottos. A series of thick one-sided double crosses, joined like sealed albums present what are clearly records signed by OL (Oliver), with dates ranging from 560 to 900 A.D. The overarching provenance is declared by the makers of the artifacts themselves to be Roman (Romani, monogram R), a term tantamount at this time to European. This claim to nationality is further divided into Levites (L) and Israelites (I). One of the stand-out emblems depicted is a triple tiara, a symbol of Jewish priesthood associated with the Mesoamerican figure of Quetzalcoatl.
Author: Joe Berardi
Release Date: 2017-02-22
Hiking Guide to Slot Canyons in Utah is a collection of backcountry hikes in southern Utah.Joe Berardi has been hiking and photographing the southwest since 1975.This book is a comprehensive guide to hiking slot canyons in southern Utah.This full size color book provides large easy to read color topographic maps.Each hike has a description, custom made topographic maps, driving directions and other information for the hike such as GPS coordinates and photographs.Get started on your adventure in Utah with the "Hiking Guide to Slot Canyons in Utah" book.
Hiking Southern Utah is a collection of backcountry hikes in southern Utah.Joe Berardi has been hiking and photographing the southwest since 1975.This book is a comprehensive guide to hiking slot canyons in southern Utah and also the Anasazi canyons in the Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge area. The Anasazi canyons are outdoor museums of the culture of people living there over 800 hundred years ago.Each hike has a description, custom made topographic maps, driving directions and other information such as GPS coordinates and photographs.Get started on your adventure in Utah with the "Hiking Southern Utah" book.