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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe (Hardback)

By Goin, Peter

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The Washoe Indians called it Tah-ve, an unfathomable liquid sapphire set in a 500 square-mile watershed of alpine snow and ice. Too deep and vast to freeze, Lake Tahoe's waters have, over time, reflected pristine forests, barren hillsides littered with slash and sawdust, managed ...restoration, and the glow of neon casino marquees. Its spectacular natural landscape, shared by both California and Nevada, is more designed than people realize. Humans transformed most of the old trees into mine shafts and cities. When the railroad, and later the automobile, domesticated the lake, putting it within recreational reach of the middle class, much of Lake Tahoe's shore became a managed wilderness. Its location along a political border created a unique merger of naturalist and gaming economies.
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ISBN 9781531616489
Publisher Arcadia Publishing Library Edi
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781531616489
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days
Publisher Arcadia Publishing Library Edi
Imprint Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Goin, Peter
Category Photographs: Collections
American History
Number of Pages 130
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 978
Weight 413g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade