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Boom. 2015; 5356–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.56
Published: 01 September 2015
... resident species for millennia. These settings include the Central Valley, the Sierra Nevada, and archipelagoes of habitat islands. A better understanding of evolution in California is necessary to inform the management of our agricultural ecosystems and conservation of our natural landscapes and the...
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Boom. 2013; 3378–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.3.78
Published: 01 September 2013
...Valerie P. Cohen A portfolio of watercolors painted by artist Valerie P. Cohen over the course of a summer at June Lake in the Sierra Nevada. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 Mono Craters June Lake Mono Lake Owens Valley Sierra Nevada valerie p. cohen Mono...
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Boom. 2013; 343–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.3
Published: 01 December 2013
...Kim Stanley Robinson Boom interviews prolific science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson about writing, California, and the future. Topics of discussion include utopian and dystopian visions of the state, the Sierra Nevada and Sacramento Delta, the Orange County of Robinson’s youth, how...
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Boom. 2013; 3141–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.1.41
Published: 01 May 2013
...Howard Hendrix Article examines the economic, environmental, social, and political factors involved in the closing of Auberry Elementary School in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Fresno County after the 2010–2011 school year. The closing of the school serves as a window onto the shifting landscape...
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Boom. 2016; 6492–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.92
Published: 01 December 2016
... Stephanie Pincetl, in a panorama that includes Hollywood, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Big Sur, San Francisco, Disneyland, the redwoods, and Death Valley.3 She might have added Comp- ton, Route 99 from Fresno to Bakersfield, the Silicon Valley, the San Fernando Valley, the Central Valley, and the whole of...
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Boom. 2016; 6434–38 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.34
Published: 01 December 2016
.... The terrain in Fresno is relatively flat, with a sharp rise to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Moun- tains about 15 miles eastward. The weather is usually sunny, with over 200 clear days each year. Summers are typically hot and dry, while winters are mild and rainy. Spring and fall are the most...
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Boom. 2016; 6462–69 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.62
Published: 01 December 2016
...Caitlin Mohan This personal piece of non-fiction explores the history of the Sierra Foothills and the current changes brought on by the marijuana industry. Attempts to present various ways of looking at how the changes in the Yuba River watershed are about and reflect important changes in...
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Boom. 2015; 541–2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.1
Published: 01 December 2015
... photographs protesting Japanese Amer- ican internment during World War II. When we think of Ansel Adams s photographs of the Sierra Nevada, we usu- ally thinking of the austere beauty of photographs such as Winter Sunrise, the Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, California taken in Owens Valley in 1944. There...
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Boom. 2015; 5454–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.54
Published: 01 December 2015
... Sierra Nevada Mountains the drama of Japanese Taiko drummers, mov- ing speeches from former devotees, the silent procession of banners from each of the Japanese internment camps. Against the great wild freedom of the Sierra, the internment camp presses in. The desert winds howl and then whisper, heat...
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Boom. 2015; 521–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.1
Published: 01 June 2015
... side of the Sierra Nevada, illuminated by spectacularly starlit night skies. Consider how you will make your mark on the landscape around you. California is home to scenes of soul-stirring wildness and heart-stopping beauty that have been shaped by climate, tectonic plates colliding, and tens of...
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Boom. 2015; 5342–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.42
Published: 01 September 2015
... have a better chance of responding to climate change, for instance, if some mem- bers are already adapted to warmer microclimates. One example is a monkeyflower called Mimulus lacinia- tus, which grows up and down California s Sierra Nevada. Some populations are adapted to warmer conditions in the...
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Boom. 2015; 5324–31 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.24
Published: 01 September 2015
... and coyotes. In Schmidt s estimation, wolves likely lived in the Central Valley, Coast Ranges, and Sierra Nevada until about 1800. Trapping, shooting, and poison- ing of these suspected livestock thieves likely occurred so quickly and so thoroughly that they were nearly lost to Euro- American history...
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Boom. 2015; 5242–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.42
Published: 01 June 2015
... state. Employed by childhood friend and future railroad magnate Collis P. Huntington, he delivered supplies to mines in the Sierra Nevada, followed by stints as a carpenter and bookseller, before turning to his life s passion: photography.1 Watkins often used the wet-plate process to make his pictures...
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Boom. 2014; 4360–69 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.60
Published: 01 September 2014
... conservation Shasta Lake reservoir, 2010, from Riparian. PHOTOGRAPH BY BARRON BIXLER. glen m. macdonald John Muir A century on J ohn Muir, the grand old man of the Sierra Nevada, died 100 years ago in a LosAngeles hospital bed with only an unfinished book manuscript for company.1 Hewas seventy-six years old...
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Boom. 2015; 5360–75 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.60
Published: 01 September 2015
... California s meeting point with Nevada and Arizona. The Mojave s defining quality is the difficulty of sustain- ing life within it. Anyone who s road tripped from Los Angeles to Las Vegas knows this landscape as the journey s major crossing, a sandy sea that requires preparation, sup- plies, and good luck to...
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Published: 01 June 2015
... Sustainability, the Department of History, and the Center for Digital Humanities at UCLA, and a partner in Stamen Design. M I C H A E L P . C O H E N is a writer, fly-fisherman, and skier who has taught at the University of Nevada. His books include The Pathless Way: John Muir and American Wilderness, The...
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Boom. 2014; 4370–75 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.70
Published: 01 September 2014
... to any place wild. Without hesitation, the man directed Muir east to the Sierra Nevada where for the next twelve years he more or less made Yosemite and the nearby mountains his home. A Romantic in the mold of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, Muir questioned the value of an urban...
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Boom. 2014; 4351–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.51
Published: 01 September 2014
... reigned until the late twentieth century. In California, JohnMuir sought to remove the sight of Native Americans like a mote from his cosmic eyeball. As Kat Anderson puts it, Muir was unable to fit them into his worldview Muir observed Miwok people in the Sierra Nevada in 1869, noting an old Indian...
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Boom. 2014; 43134–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.134
Published: 01 September 2014
... Americans preferred less elaborate hunts and simple, shotgun-loaded traps. The black bear the bear of the forest still makes its home in the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada. The grizzly, on the other hand, was the bear of the valleys, foot- hill chaparral, and woodlands. The distinct habits and ample...
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Boom. 2014; 4437–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.37
Published: 01 December 2014
... aspiration when, on the morning of 24 January 1848, he spotted shining nuggets in a mill trace in the Sierra foothills. News spread slowly in the days before widespread telegraphy, but by 1849 the Gold Rush was on. Another rich nugget of news was also creeping across the continent. Just nine days after...