democratizing GIS
Home   Store   Free GIS   Education   Free Shapefiles   Census   Weather   Energy   Climate Change   News   Maps   TOPO   Aerial   GPS   Learn GIS

DOWNLOAD SHAPEFILES: Canada FSA Postal - Zip Code - U.S. Waterbodies & Wetlands - Geographic Names - School Districts - Indian Federal Lands
Zip Code/Demographics - U.S. Streams, Rivers & Waterways - Tornadoes - Nuclear Facilities - Dams & Risk - 2013 Toxic Release Inventory TRI

FREE MAPCRUZIN UPDATES
Enter your e-mail



GIS Shapefile Store - for Beginners & Experienced GIS Users Alike. Geographic Names Information System, Nuclear Facilities, Zip Code Boundaries, School Districts, Indian & Federal Lands, Climate Change, Tornadoes, Dams - Create digital GIS maps in minutes.

Toxic Release Inventory TRI Shapefiles

Canada FSA Postal Code Shapefile

GNIS Shapefiles 2,000,000+ Points

Nuclear Energy Facilities in the U.S.

Download Zip Code with Demographics Shapefiles

Download U.S. Streams & Rivers Shapefiles

Download Water Body & Wetland Shapefiles

Download Zip Code Boundary Shapefiles

Download School District Shapefiles

Download Indian & Federal Land Shapefiles

Download Climate Change Shapefiles

Download Tornado Shapefiles

Download Dams & Risks Shapefiles

Follow Mapcruzin.com on Twitter Follow on Twitter

A Member of the
Reimagination Network

Didn't find what you are looking for? Email me and I'll find it for you.

Progressive Links

Federation of American Scientists

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

Union of Concerned Scientists

Alternet

Reader Supported News

Common Dreams

Truthout

Huffington Post

Media Matters

Think Progress

Grist Environmental News

Have a question or comment? Post them at the MapCruzin Blog.

Climate Shift Blog

MapCruzin Consulting
GIS and Google Maps Development, Website Creation and Hosting, Fast and Affordable.

GIS Tutorials

GIS Basics

GIS Terminology

Of Interest

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Maps

Climate Shift - The effects of climate shift on the future of planet earth and its inhabitants.

Right to Know or Left to Wonder?

Hazardscapes - Toxic and Nuclear Risks in your backyard.

War & Environment

Worst Case Scenarios: Terrorism & industrial chemicals.


Subscribe for Updates


REVIEW - Something in the Soil: Legacies and Reckonings in the New West by Patricia Nelson Limerick.
Fair Use Statement
About Buying Books Online

See Also --> The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West by Patricia Nelson Limerick.

Click Here to buy online from
Powell's Independent Bookstore
(Powell's carries new and used books and offers free shipping
to North American addresses on all orders of $50 or more)

CLICK TO ORDER Something in the Soil: Legacies and Reckonings in the New West by Patricia Nelson Limerick.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review, Lauren F. Winner
What distinguishes Limerick from other prominent Western historians is her inimitable prose. Limerick boldly breaks all the rules of academic writing.

From Booklist March 1, 2000
Unlike many academic historians, Professor Limerick frequently delivers lectures to general audiences. This volume collects such forays into the public square since she wrote a history of the West, The Legacy of Conquest (1987). Her subjects are various but unified by the concept that the West's history hardly ended with Frederick Jackson Turner's famous "Frontier Thesis" in 1893. History permeates the trans-Mississippi West (inspiring her title), but the popular awareness of its continuity to the present--expressed in controversies over land and water usages and in interethnic relations--lends itself to oversimplification of past events. To illustrate, Limerick selects the Modoc War of 1872^-1873 in Northern California, representing it as far from being a pat settler-native battle. Although Limerick's essays grapple with historiography (one piece critiques textbooks), she pitches so earnestly toward the public rather than academia that fans of Western biographies, histories, and novels will find her exploration of underlying patterns in the endlessly fascinating study of the West provocative.

Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove
Patricia Nelson Limerick is an original, learned, passionate writer. Everything she writes about the history of the American West deserves attention.

Garry Wills, author of A Necessary Evil and St. Augustine
Patricia Limerick is simply one of the best writers alive-and the astonishing thing is that she thinks as clearly and logically as she writes.

William Kittredge, author of Hole in the Sky
Patricia Nelson Limerick has been a dominant voice among New Western Historians for close to two decades. In Something in the Soil, she delivers rigorous, thought-out opinions, often iconoclastic, always on the side of inclusiveness, in vivid, memorable prose. This book is a must for those who want to understand recent thinking about the past of the American West, and its future.

John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War
Patty Limerick writes like a whirlwind, full of sass and great intelligence, and plenty of humor between the lines. Something in the Soil gives us Western history with a twist: wit, serious honesty, and the wisdom to break shibboleths without malice aforethought. Her history is grim, it is funny, it is groundbreaking and original. Her mind is so quick that no paragraph in the book will ever gather a speck of dust. All is imbued with compassion, and a great deal of charm. Here is a live-wire writer and historian at the top of her game.

Howard R. Lamar, editor of The New Encyclopedia of the American West
Something in the Soil is truly an extraordinary book of essays on the American West, past and present__in its way a very worthy successor to Limerick's The Legacy of Conquest, for it discusses aspects of the American West never treated before. But equally significant, the essays reflect Limerick's lively dialogue with hundreds of scholars, critics, and experts in a dozen fields. As a result, Something in the Soil promises to be one of the most original, revealing, provocative and lively treatments of the American West to appear in a decade. This is a must for understanding the American West in the twenty-first century.

Richard White, author of "It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own": A History of the American West
There is really no substitute for being in the audience when Patty Limerick speaks, but Something in the Soil is the next best thing to the pleasure of her company. These essays are often funny and entertaining, but they are also probing, questioning, and thoughtful. People who think Patty Limerick is too critical of the West and miss her deep passion and commitment to the place and all its pleasure are, I am afraid, terminally tone deaf.

Book Description

In Something in the Soil, Patricia Nelson Limerick travels far outside the usual academic circles to bring Western past and Western present into a spirited union. Whether her topic is the rapid growth in the West today, the patent awfulness of most academic writing, or struggles over the standing of the "Great White Men" of the region's past, Limerick operates on the principle that history is an active presence in the West, layers of collective memory that are, quite literally, "something in the soil." Enlightening and always witty, this wide-ranging collection of essays and arguments from the New West's landmark historian offers an artful journey into its dramatic past and contentious present.

About the Author

Patricia Nelson Limerick is a professor of history and chair of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Click Here to buy online from
Powell's Independent Bookstore
(Powell's carries new and used books and offers free shipping
to North American addresses on all orders of $50 or more)

See Also --> The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West by Patricia Nelson Limerick.

About Buying Books Online

Didn't find what you are looking for? We've been online since 1996 and have created 1000's of pages. Search below and you may find just what you are looking for.



MapCruzin.com is an independent firm specializing in the publication of educational and research resources. We created the first U.S. based interactive toxic chemical facility maps on the internet in 1996 and we have been online ever since. Learn more about us and view some of our projects and services.

If you have data, GIS project or custom shapefile needs send me an email.

Contact Us

Report Broken Links

Subscribe for Updates

Advertise on MapCruzin

Follow on Facebook
News & Updates

Find: Maps, Shapefiles, GIS Software & More

MapCruzin Blog for updates, questions and answers

Mapcruzin Free GIS Tools, Resources, News and Maps

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

Blog Updates

More Blog Updates

Downloads

Google Earth Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Maps
Lester Brown's Plan B 3.0
State GIS Shapefiles, Maps & Resources
GIS Shapefiles & Maps
GIS Programs, Tools & Resources
Free World Country & Regional Maps
GIS / GPS Careers and Job Positions
Disease Outbreak Maps
TOPO Maps
Extreme Weather & Disaster Maps
Free World Maps from the CIA Factbook
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ANWR Maps
Oil and Gas Maps
Africanized Honey Bees
Renewable Energy Potential Maps of the United States
Terrorism Maps
War Maps
Google Maps
Weather Maps
GPS Resources
Historical Maps of the World
Google Earth
Library of Congress American Memory Map Downloads
Toxic Chemical Pollution Maps
Climate Change Maps
Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Maps
Census Shapefiles
World Maps

Issues

Environmental Justice
Data Sources
Greenwash & JunkScience
Statistical Resources
Wireless Dangers
Surviving Climate Change
Global Right-To-Know
Creating Living Economies
Books of Note
Toxic Klamath River
Federal Lands Maps
TRI Analysis
TRI Webmaps
EnviroRisk Map Network
Community-Based Research
Right-To-Know or Left to Wonder?
Chemical Industry Archives
21st Century Warfare
Biotechnology
Nanotechnology
Globalization/Democracy
National Parks and Public Lands
Trade Secrets/Toxic Deception
GIS Books
Our Projects
Other Projects
1999 Archive Environews
Environmental Books
Environmental Links
Redwood Coast Information
Recycle, Salvage, Reuse

Resources
Shapefile Store
Free GIS Software
Free Map Downloads
Free Shapefiles
Free Remote Sensing
Free Topo Maps
Free GIS Tutorial
Free GPS
ToxicRisk.com
ClimateShift.com
Maptivist.com

About MapCruzin - Cookies, Privacy, Fair Use and Disclaimer - Advertise on MapCruzin.com

Website development and hosting provided by Michael Meuser

Copyright © 1996 - 2017 Michael Meuser, All Rights Reserved
MapCruzin is a Pop-Up Free Website -- Best Viewed With ANY Browser