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Author Waterston, Ellen, author.

Title Walking the High Desert : encounters with rural America along the Oregon Desert Trail / Ellen Waterston
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 231 pages)
Contents ONE High Centered -- TWO Insomnia -- THREE Bad to the Bone -- FOUR A Mountain Is Pretty Sure to Figure -- WEST BASIN AND RANGE -- FIVE Haints -- SIX Hâ‚‚OPE -- SEVEN Vapor Trails -- EIGHT Rurally Underserved -- NINE Losing Language -- EAST BASIN AND RANGE -- TEN That Cow Smiled at Me -- ELEVEN Re-create -- TWELVE Feathers and Fins -- THIRTEEN What's Your Occupation? -- OWYHEE CANYONLANDS -- FOURTEEN All Roads Lead to Rome -- FIFTEEN High Road -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- SELECTED READING
Summary "Fascinated by the recent creation of the 800-mile Oregon Desert Trail, an initiative by the conservation organization Oregon Natural Desert Association to link together and bring attention to eastern Oregon's lesser known but visually spectacular high desert and canyonlands, author Ellen Waterston seeks to write a book that both brings the landscape to the fore and also situates it in terms of the people who live there and care about the land, as well as the conflicts over land that are never far from the surface, such as those that erupted at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in January 2016. This is a book for general readers seeking a critical look at the way our conversations about land shape a place; it's also a book that evokes the people and natural world of eastern Oregon"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 28, 2020)
Subject HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Pacific Northwest (OR, WA)
High Desert (Or.) -- Description and travel
Oregon Desert Trail (Or.)
Oregon, Central -- Description and travel
Oregon, Eastern -- Description and travel
Central Oregon.
Eastern Oregon.
Oregon -- High Desert.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019046575
ISBN 029574751X
Other Titles Encounters with rural America along the Oregon Desert Trail