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William Henry Holmes and the rediscovery of the American West

Author: Kevin J Fernlund
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"William Henry Holmes is the biography of post-Civil War America's most brilliant western artist. Born in 1846, Holmes first came to national attention as a topographical illustrator for western survey by Ferdinand V. Hayden and Clarence E. Dutton. The insistent incorporation of geological knowledge distinguished Holmes's illustrations of western wonders such as Yellowstone, Estes Park, Mesa Verde, and Grand Canyon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fernlund, Kevin J.
William Henry Holmes and the rediscovery of the American West.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606394294
Online version:
Fernlund, Kevin J.
William Henry Holmes and the rediscovery of the American West.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)608535488
Named Person: William Henry Holmes; William Henry Holmes; William Henry Holmes, Archäologe.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J Fernlund
ISBN: 0826321275 9780826321275
OCLC Number: 43096800
Description: xvii, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. "What is the Species of the Bird?" --
2. Yellowstone Expedition, 1872 --
3. Mount of the Ephemeral Cross --
4. Opportunity --
5. Ghosts --
6. Laccoliths and Lithographs --
7. New Wests --
8. "The Great Innovation" --
9. The Death and Rebirth of Pleistocene Man --
10. "On the Ragged Edge of Uncertainty" --
11. The Significance of the "Frigid Gateway" In American Anthropology --
12. The Racial Frontier --
13. History and Prophecy --
14. The Great Dragon of Quirigua.
Other Titles: William Henry Holmes
Responsibility: Kevin J. Fernlund.

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