@ Ravenna - How to Read the American West by Bill Wycoff

From deserts to ghost towns, from national forests to California
bungalows, many of the features of the western American landscape are
well known to residents and travelers alike. But in "How to Read the
American West," William Wyckoff introduces readers anew to these
familiar landscapes. A geographer and an accomplished photographer,
Wyckoff offers a fresh perspective on the natural and human history of
the American West and encourages readers to discover that history has
shaped the places where people live, work, and visit.