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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 25–44.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Peter S. Alagona; Clinton F. Smith The Mojave Desert in California is undergoing a boom in renewable energy, mostly in the form of utility-scale solar power plants. These projects have met with resistance from diverse groups concerned about impacts on desert landscapes, ecosystems, water resources...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 1–5.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Rubén Martínez In this lyric essay the author journeys to the Mojave desert village of Joshua Tree, California, site of an ambitious and idiosyncratic work of assemblage by artist Noah Purifoy, whose career was forged in the crucible of civil rights and the Watts Riots of 1965. Although the work is...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Bruce Barcott On a tour of the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility in California’s Mojave Desert, the author discusses the risks and potential benefits of large solar farms like this one. The article is accompanied by stunning black and white photographs of the Ivanpah facility by Jamey Stillings...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 86–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
... described accurately as a desert, the encroachments that the ever-expanding city is making, particularly on the Mojave, along with climate change, threaten to make the desert city myth real. Nevertheless, MacDonald argues, rather than reify this old myth, perhaps it is time we create a new one. © 2013 by...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 4–5.
Published: 01 December 2016
... neighbors.And because it s a California winter, get outside you must. Why? Well, of course for air, and to see, and to just walk. It is California, of course. Visit the Poppies in Antelope Valley. The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is a natural reserve of beautiful Mojave Desert Grasslands. The...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 108–115.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the desert, with references to Ed Ruscha, Rayner Banham and Noah Purifoy. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Noah Purifoy desert architecture Mojave Desert Photograph by Flickr user Jason Pier in DC. geoff nicholson The Code of the Desert In one of those bits of LA...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 22–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... images become a celebration of the human body in nature. The earliest photographs were made in New Mexico and Texas, but more recent work was done in the Mojave Desert in California. Laura Aguilar, born in San Gabriel in Los Angeles County, will be the subject of a retrospective her first at the Vincent...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 June 2015
... shecalls a transmedia documentary to explore the physical and cultural land-scape of the Mojave Desert. Focusing on themes such as the desert as a wasteland, geological time versus human time, and transformation and reinvention, Stringfellow is bringing together photographs, text, audio, and video to...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2015
... pilgrimage year after year not only to continue to remember, but more importantly, to reckon with the ghosts of history that remain there. Three hours into the ride, in the midst of the Mojave Desert, the pilgrims burst into song, the most poignant of which is Cole Porter s Don t Fence Me In The song lea...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 129–133.
Published: 01 September 2014
... examples of how the field has shaped understanding of species in California: the desert tortoise and the California tiger salamander. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Genomics Evolutionary biology Mojave Desert Desert tortoise California tiger salamander h. bradley...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 28–41.
Published: 01 June 2015
... channel will move water under the railway tracks via a pipe. Finally, a waterwheel will lift the water from the river bed to the roof of the Metabolic Studio. 32 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM But the 395, the massive highway that drives up there, has a whole lot of Mojave Desert in it. And people tend to...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 100–111.
Published: 01 June 2015
... West is not much in the shape of its original state What she discovered on her long car trips radiating outward from Los Angeles were freeways that led east through the hottest and driest desert in North America, the Mojave, to that ultimate North American fantasy of an oasis, Las Vegas. Freeways that...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 60–69.
Published: 01 September 2014
... White Mountains. Mount Shasta in the north remains majestic, snowcapped, and forest clad. The world s tallest trees, redwoods, still march down to the sea from ancient strongholds in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties. Much of the Mojave Desert is as remote and eerily beautiful as a century ago. California...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 82–85.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Sierra Nevada to the west and the mountains of the Basin and Range Province to the east in Nevada the valley is also a transition zone between the shadscale shrubs of the low elevation Mojave Desert to the south and the sagebrush of the high elevation Great Basin to the north. Despite the transformations...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 67–72.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., scientists, futurists, technologists, and entrepreneurs offer competing visions about how climate change will affect California in the decades to come. The Ivanpah Solar Power Facility in the Mojave Desert, shown here with the Primm Golf Course in the foreground. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BRIGHTSOURCE ENERGY...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Desert, which Mike Davis famously proclaimed an alternative future in the opening pages of his classic City of Quartz. In Los Angeles, Magón promptly set up shop a few blocks from the Old Plaza, where radical agitators exhorted the masses from soap boxes. he continued publishing Regeneración, including...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 1–4.
Published: 01 October 2012
... many deserts within each of them. The desert I write about here is both physical and subjective, of flesh and spirit, and it is the reason I wound up living in the Mojave: the desert of drugs and the drug war. I have spent the last several weeks working with the Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 69–75.
Published: 01 November 2011
...), in which the Mojave Desert stands in for Oklahoma, and Tehachapi plays a Texas town. The film s director, W.S. Van Dyke, shows a feel for arid Western lands that perhaps ran in the family. His uncle, the Rutgers art historian John C. Van Dyke, had staked out an aesthetic defense in The Desert (1901...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2011
... and San Bernardino and then the Cajon Pass and the Mojave Desert, while hearing Memories of El Monte, a song you might only hear on Art Laboe s show, and I realize that his voice is as totemic and Californian as the missions, each built a day s journey from the next to unite the whole sprawling...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 82–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... O R N I A . C O M kids, with Russian and Swedish family trees, reborn as re- tired Palm Springs desert rats with impressively low handi- caps, the greens and sand traps of the eighth hole as their backyard. My grandfather was a volunteer police aviator. He flew over the Mojave weekly in his wire-rim...