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Reflecting a prairie town

a year in Peterson

by Drake Hokanson

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Published by University of Iowa Press in Iowa City .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Peterson (Iowa),
  • Iowa,
  • Peterson.
    • Subjects:
    • Farm life -- Iowa -- Peterson,
    • Landscape -- Iowa -- Peterson,
    • Peterson (Iowa) -- Description and travel

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-256) and index.

      Statementtext & photographs by Drake Hokanson ; foreword by Wayne Franklin.
      SeriesThe American land and life series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF629.P47 H65 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 259 p. :
      Number of Pages259
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1082758M
      ISBN 100877454663
      LC Control Number94006369
      OCLC/WorldCa29953131


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In Reflecting a Prairie Town Drake Hokanson takes a prolonged look at a common place in an uncommon fashion. He presents Peterson, Iowa, through a singular combination of words and images, a remarkable synthesis of history, geography, direct observation, climatology, botany, oral history, archaeology, agricultural science, literature, geology, photography, and even a bit Cited by: 1.

In Reflecting a Prairie Town Drake Hokanson takes a prolonged look at a common place in an uncommon fashion. He presents Peterson, Iowa, through a singular combination of words and images, a remarkable synthesis of history, geography, direct observation, climatology, botany, oral history, archaeology, agricultural science, literature, geology, photography, and even a bit.

Reflecting a Prairie Town by Drake Hokanson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(4). "In Reflecting a Prairie Town Drake Hokanson takes a prolonged look at a common place in an uncommon fashion.

He presents Peterson, Iowa, through a singular combination of words and images, a remarkable synthesis of history, geography, direct observation, climatology, botany, oral history, archaeology, agricultural science, literature, geology, photography, and even a bit.

Reflecting a Prairie Town: A Year in Peterson (American Land & Life) by Drake Hokanson ISBN ISBN Hardcover; Chicago, Illinois, U.s.a.: University Of Iowa Press, ; ISBN Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Hokanson, Drake, Reflecting a prairie town.

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