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Encounters in Avalanche Country - a book by Di Stefano, Diana L.

Encounters in Avalanche Country

A History of Survival in the Mountain West, 1820-1920

Encounters in Avalanche Country( )
Author: Di Stefano, Diana L.
Series title:Emil and Kathleen Sick Series in Western History and Biography Ser.
ISBN:978-0-295-99314-0
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University of Washington Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $34.95
Book Description:

Every winter settlers of the U.S. and Canadian Mountain West could expect to lose dozens of lives to deadly avalanches. This constant threat to trappers, miners, railway workers-and their families-forced individuals and communities to develop knowledge, share strategies, and band together as they tried to survive the extreme conditions of "avalanche country." The result of this convergence, author Diana Di Stefano argues, was a complex network of formal and informal cooperation that...
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Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / State & Local / West (Ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)
Science / Environmental Science
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.23 x 9.23 x 0.73 Inches
Book Weight:0.948 Pounds

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