The Last Ranch: A Colorado Community and the Coming Desert

3.7 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780679422839: The Last Ranch: A Colorado Community and the Coming Desert
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This powerful book presents an absorbing account of Colorado's San Luis valley, a ranching community, as its residents struggle to preserve its way of life in the face of a profoundly changing environment.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Colorado's San Luis Valley is a land of broad, expansive range ringed by massive mountains that is visited only rarely by rain, about eight inches a year. It is also a place where a small enclave of ranchers struggle to make a living, fighting not only the elements but a host of forces--politics, the pressures of modern culture and technology, the marketplace--that conspire to put an end to their generations-old community. For a year beginning in 1992, naturalist and magazine writer Sam Bingham lived in the valley. In The Last Ranch he brings to life both the people of the valley and a flock of international characters who have targeted the San Luis Valley for exploitation. At the center of the story are Donnie and Karen Whitten, high school sweethearts who live in a doublewide trailer with their three children, and who come to symbolize the tenacity of the residents of the valley as they endure against very long odds.

From the Inside Flap:

l book presents an absorbing account of Colorado's San Luis valley, a ranching community, as its residents struggle to preserve its way of life in the face of a profoundly changing environment.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780156005395: The Last Ranch: A Colorado Community and the Coming Desert

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0156005395 ISBN 13:  9780156005395
Publisher: Mariner Books, 1997
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sam Bingham
Published by Pantheon (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679422838 ISBN 13: 9780679422839
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pantheon, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0679422838

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 57.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Sam Bingham
Published by Pantheon (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679422838 ISBN 13: 9780679422839
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pantheon, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB011SJM9Z0

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 95.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds