Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins, 1990. Oblong 4to (9 x 12 inches). 133 pages. Cloth; dust jacket. A near-fine copy with some modest shelfwear. Item #405681
FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED on the half-title: "To _____ Richard Misrach / Myriam Weisgang Misrach / 11-14-90." The first photographic documentation of what happened at "Bravo 20": the land near Fallon, in northwestern Nevada, where the U.S. Navy had been illegally testing high-explosive bombs since 1952. Misrach's photographs capture the desolate beauty of the desert, as well as the human impact on it. The text documents the widespread history of military expansion in the American West.