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Gretchen M. Baker!
Available from Utah State University Press:
Great Basin National Park:
A Guide to the Park and Surrounding Area
6x9, 332 pages (Click on the image to learn more.)
Announcing 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, Amazon, 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 Lukas Eggen (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)