Beyond the Desert: Stories of the Dying Art of Cowboying features twenty stories from men and women who have experienced the dying art of cowboying in the Great Basin region. Stories range from days before the horse trailer, in the 1950's, to keeping the west alive in today's modern environment.
Many of the cowboys in this book recount stories full of good horses, bad wrecks and survival. Many of the big ranches in Nevada are mentioned, that either no longer exist, or have been bought out by the mining companies. In a way, they've recorded the history of days bygone.
The stories are accompanied by action photograph of cowboys and buckaroos in their natural environment, taken by author Victoria Jackson.