Black Rock (paperback)


black_rock_coverThe Black Rock is a desert realm the size of Delaware about one hundred miles north of Reno, Nevada.

Shaped by water, wind, geothermal activity, and human interaction since ancient times, the desolate, haunting landscape nonetheless teems with life in forms that have endured for millennia.

In a brilliant duet, a photographer and a geographer explore this eloquent, enigmatic landscape that has been the focus of study and contemplation by scientists, explorers, naturalists, overland sojourners, and artists.

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The Black Rock (Desert), lecture and book signing by Peter Goin

November 21, 2013: 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, NV. 

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: The Black Rock (Desert), lecture and book signing by Peter Goin, Foundation Professor of Art in Photography and Videography at the University of Nevada, Reno.  black_rock_cover

Nevada State Museum
600 North Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4004

Admission: $8 for adults; free for museum members and children 17 and under. Doors open at 6 pm.  

Sagebrush Conversations

Where the Sage Meets the Sky: Great Basin Landscapes

Wednesday, March 7, 3 – 5 p.m.

Nevada Today, Events @ Nevada. In conjunction with the current Special Collections exhibit Where the Sage Meets the Sky: Great Basin Landscapes, join us for a series of “Sagebrush Conversations” as local experts and authors discuss Nevada’s physical and cultural environment. Discussions on this date will be on “Photographing and Mapping the Black Rock Desert” with Peter Goin, UNR Professor & Chair, Art Dept., and Paul Starrs, UNR Professor & Chair, Geography Dept.

Peter Goin and Paul Starrs co-authored Black Rock in 2005, each bringing to the volume their professional strengths.  Peter will discuss his photography for the book and Paul will cover the geography of this most historically important northern Nevada desert.