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Author Meldahl, Keith Heyer.

Title Hard road west : history & geology along the Gold Rush trail / Keith Heyer Meldahl.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    978.02 MEL    Staff Reported Missing
Description xxi, 329 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-315) and index.
Contents An American journey -- Between winter's chill brackets -- Ascending the plains -- Exhumed mountains and hungry rivers -- Black Hills and bent rock -- To the backbone of the continent -- Cordilleran upheaval -- Most godforsaken country -- The bear and the snake -- A breaking up of the world -- Most miserable river -- The worst desert you ever saw -- Into the land of gold -- Contingent history.
Subject Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Landscape -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Landforms -- West (U.S.)
Geology -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1848-1860.
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
West (U.S.) -- Geography.
Added Title History and geology along the Gold Rush trail
ISBN 9780226519609 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226519600 (cloth : alk. paper)

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