Take a look inside Nevada Rock Art at photo-eye.com

Nevada Rock Art contains rarely seen images that are themselves artifacts of fieldwork conducted throughout the back roads, valleys, summits, drainages, and mountain ridges of Nevada. From the northernmost wildlife refuge to the sun-blasted southern tip of creosote-bush country, the process of photographing is itself a testimonial to better than two decades of exploring and experiencing Nevada’s beguilingly diverse landscapes.

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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.

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.  

July 5th – Mackedon to present at Mensa Annual Gathering

Mensa 2012 Annual Gathering in Reno, Nevada

PROGRAM NAME: Nuclear Propaganda in the American West

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Drawing on research undertaken while writing Bombast: Spinning Atoms in the Desert, Mackedon will explore ways in which Orwellian imagery has been implemented by nuclear agencies and industries to marginalize populations living in the shadow of nuclear projects and to disguise the dangers of atomic testing and permanent high level nuclear waste disposal in the American West. The talk will be accompanied by slides of atomic testing and include descriptions of instances where specific propaganda tropes were and still are used to mollify or intimidate affected populations.

SPEAKER NAME(S): Michon Mackedon

SPEAKER BIO:

MICHON MACKEDON: Michon Mackedon is professor emerita, English and humanities, Western Nevada College. For 22 years, she served as vice chairman of the Nevada Commission on Nuclear Projects. Her recently published book, Bombast: Spinning Atoms in the Desert (Reno: Black Rock Institute Press, 2010) has won multiple awards, including the Foreword Review Book of the Year in Regional Non-fiction. Mackedon and her husband, Michael, live in Fallon, Nevada, where they raised their four children.

Scheduled for:

DATE: Thursday, 07/05/2012

START TIME: 10:30 AM

END TIME: 11:45 AM