Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. 255pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Natural white cloth over boards with light blue lettering and designs on the spine and front cover. Map endpapers. Near fine. The spine ends are very slightly bumped, and there is a tiny stain at the foot of the spine. In a very good dust jacket, with light rubbing and scratching on the surface. Item #38211
This book covers from 1860 to 1900, while weaving a discussion of scientific principles and philosophies governing land use within an historical context, and chronicling the lives of John Sparks and Jasper "Barley" Harrell as they built their cattle empire.