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In this oversize, richly illustrated volume, photographer Peter Goin and geographer Paul F. Starrs offer a textual and visual exploration of Nevada's enigmatic Black Rock country, an isolated area the size of Delaware. Apparently silent and lifeless, it is revealed by them as a place where ceaseless natural forces shape a haunting landscape, where life in many forms has endured for millennia. The raw physical intensity of salt pan playa, vertical mountains, and boiling springs has been the focus of study and contemplation by scientists, explorers, outdoors aficionados, and artists for years. Now the home to the world-famous annual Burning Man celebration, the Black Rock desert startles our senses, as shown in these eloquent photographs and informative text.
 

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114 color plates, 8 duotones, 21 maps, 5 figures

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Peter Goin is a Foundation Professor of Art in photography and videography at the University of Nevada, Reno. His photographs have been exhibited in more than fifty museums nationally and internationally, and he is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Goin's video work has earned him an EMMY nomination as well as the Best Experimental Video Award at the 2001 New York International Film & Video Festival. At the turn of the new century, he was awarded the Governor’s Millennium Award for Excellence in the Arts. Peter Goin is the author, co-author, or editor of several books including Nuclear Landscapes (1991), Stopping Time: A Rephotographic Survey of Lake Tahoe (1992), Arid Waters: Photographs from the Water in the West Project (1992), Humanature (1996),A Doubtful River (2000), Changing Mines in America (2004), and Black Rock (2005). Please visit Peter Goin's website: www.petergoin.com

Paul F. Starrs is Professor of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the author of Let the Cowboy Ride: Cattle Ranching in the American West and of many scholarly articles. He has received UNR's Researcher of the Year award as well as several teaching commendations.

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