The Backbone of the World

The Backbone of the World

A Portrait of A Vanishing Way of Life Along the Continental Divide

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Baker & Taylor
An intriguing odyssey through the rugged terrain of the Continental Divide describes an endangered environment threatened by industrialization and economic, social, and political forces, a vanishing way of life, and the people desperately struggling to hold on to it.

Blackwell North Amer
In recent years, Los Angeles Times writer and editor Frank Clifford has journeyed along the Continental Divide, the hemispheric watershed that spans North America from the alkali badlands of southernmost New Mexico to the roof of the Rockies in Montana and into Canada. The result is The Backbone of the World, an exploration of America's longest wilderness corridor, a harsh and unforgiving region inhabited by men and women whose way of life is as imperiled as the neighboring wildlife.

Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2002]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780767907019
Branch Call Number: 978 CLIFF CLIFF
Characteristics: 274 pages : map ; 25 cm


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