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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Bombast: Spinning Atoms in the Desert

Atomic Nevada: Deceptive is a scary word, especially with hesitation rising about government roles.  Since the start of the Atomic Era in the mid-1940s, the state of Nevada has lived with more than its share of misdirection, with senior figures in the military, tame politicians, scientific boffins, dismissive journalists, and government officials routinely bowing before the nuclear genie.  This book is for those interested in how and why manipulated language and imagery doled out by the atomic industry become parts of our lives.

Bombast: Spinning Atoms in the Desert

Death After Life: Tales of Nevada

The Black Rock Institute Press is pleased to introduce our latest publication by William A. Douglass – Death After Life: Tales of Nevada (2015).


Now available at local book and gift stores in Reno, Nevada, visit a retailer or order your book online.


Check back for news about events, including book signing and special appearances by Author, William A. Douglass.  Please contact Black Rock Institute if your organization is interested in having a guest speaker or hosting a book event with William A. Douglass and his new book Death After Life: Tales of Nevada.


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This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.