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The impossible land : story and place in California's Imperial Valley

Author: Phillip H Round
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this study of the relationship between the natural landscape and human storytelling, Phillip Round brings together a century of stories produced in and about California's Imperial Valley, a 6,000-square-mile desert region along the borders of Mexico and Arizona. One of America's driest and most barren areas, the Imperial Valley was transformed at the beginning of the twentieth century when irrigation made it an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Round, Phillip H., 1958-
Impossible land.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607420930
Online version:
Round, Phillip H., 1958-
Impossible land.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607811829
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip H Round
ISBN: 9780826343239 0826343236
OCLC Number: 181368814
Description: xii, 192 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Place of Storytelling 1 --
1 The Impossible Land 19 --
2 "Silence and Desolation" 33 --
3 "Water is King, Here is its Kingdom" 51 --
4 American Exodus 69 --
5 "A Dying Reed by the River Bed" 105 --
6 Travesias 129 --
7 A Heart of Fire 151 --
Epilogue: "Are there mandolins of western mountains?" 173.
Responsibility: Phillip H. Round.
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