Welcome to the Author Page for
Gretchen M. Baker!
Available from Utah State University Press:
Basin National Park:
A Guide to the Park and Surrounding Area
6x9, 332 pages (Click on the image to learn more.)
e-book version available!
Don't want to tote 332
pages (they're awesome, but they are a little heavy) into
the backcountry with you? Now you can get the e-book
version (and of course the regular book version!)
from USU Press's Website. A Kindle edition
will be forthcoming.
Want to see more of the book? Here's the
Table of Contents.
This super addition to your library is available from
Western National Parks Association bookstores at Great
Basin National Park, the Border Inn, Service Drug in Delta,
UT, Economy Drug and Sportsworld in Ely, NV, USU Press,
Barnes & Noble.
Description of the book:
Great Basin National Park is in large part a high-alpine
park, but it sits in one of America’s driest, least
populated, and most isolated deserts. That contrast is one
facet of the diversity that characterizes this region.
Within and outside the park are phenomenal landscape
features, biotic wonders, unique environments, varied
historic sites, and the local colors of isolated towns and
ranches. Vast Snake and Spring Valleys, bracketing the
national park, are also subjects of one of the West's most
divisive environment contests, over what on the surface
seems most absent but underground is abundant enough for
sprawling Las Vegas to covet it—water.
Learn more about the book from this
Ely Times article by
(July 20, 2012).
Dean Draper of the
Millard County Chronicle Progress
said it's a "must-have book" and that the "guidebook is a
necessity for the home library." (July 24, 2012)
book signing with Great Basin National Park Superintendent
Andy Ferguson (now retired)
August 25, 2012 at the Great Basin Visitor Center-Western
National Parks Association Bookstore, Baker, Nevada, 11
a.m.- 12 p.m.
*Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the White Pine County
Library in Ely, Nevada, 6 pm. - 8 p.m.