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Images of the plains : the role of human nature in settlement

Author: Brian W Blouet; Merlin P Lawson; University of Nebraska--Lincoln.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sixteen papers by foremost American, Canadian, and English historical geographers examine the sources of Imagery of the American and Canadian Great Plains, the processes of image formation, and the behavioral implications of various kinds of images. The papers deal with exploratory images of the Plains, resource evaluation in the prefrontier West, governmental appraisal of the western frontier, real and imagined  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Images of the plains.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1975]
(OCoLC)574603498
Online version:
Images of the plains.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1975]
(OCoLC)608661491
Named Person: Leslie Hewes; Leslie Hewes; Leslie Hewes
Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian W Blouet; Merlin P Lawson; University of Nebraska--Lincoln.
ISBN: 0803208391 9780803208391
OCLC Number: 1093775
Notes: Papers presented at the conference held Apr. 30-May 1, 1973 at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln.
Description: xiv, 214 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword: The Great Plains: Perception by any name / Andrew Hill Clark --
pt. 1. Exploratory images of the plains --
Exploration and the creation of geographical images of the Great Plains: comments on the role of subjectivity / John L. Allen --
Some early Euro-American percepts of the Great Plains and their influence on anthropological thinking / Waldo R. Wedel --
pt. 2. Resource evaluation in the prefrontier west --
The recognition and delimitation of the northern interior grasslands during the eighteenth century / G. Malcolm Lewis --
Images of the northern Great Plains from the fur trade, 1807-43 / David J. Wishart --
pt. 3. Government appraisers on the western frontier --
The role of the United States topographical engineers in compiling a cartographic image of the plains region / Herman R. Friis --
Subjective surveyors: The appraisal of farm lands in western Canada, 1807-1930 / John L. Tyman --
pt. 4: Real and imagined climaic hazards --
Toward a geosophic climate of the Great American Desert: The plains climate of the Forty-Niners / Merlin P. Lawson --
Land of plenty or poor man's land: Environmental perception and appraisal respecting and appraisal respecting agricultural settlement in the Peace River Country, Canada / C.J. Tracie --
pt. 5. The desert and the garden --
The influence of ideology on changing environmental images: The case of six gazetteers / David M. Emmons --
Mormon perception and settlement of the Great Plains / Richard H. Jackson --
The desert goes North / John Warkentin --
Early visitors to the Canadian Prairies / Irene M. Spry --
Constructing the British view of the Great Plains / John F. Davis --
pt. 6. Adaptations to reality --
Desert wheat belt, Plains corn belt: Environmental cognition and behavior of settlers in the plains margin, 1850-99 / Martyn J. Bowden --
The great plains one hundred years after Major John Wesley Powell / Leslie Hewes.
Responsibility: edited by Brian W. Blouet and Merlin P. Lawson.
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Sixteen papers by foremost American, Canadian, and English historical geographers examine the sources of Imagery of the American and Canadian Great Plains, the processes of image formation, and the behavioral implications of various kinds of images. The papers deal with exploratory images of the Plains, resource evaluation in the prefrontier West, governmental appraisal of the western frontier, real and imagined climatic hazards, the desert and garden myths, and adaptations to reality.

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