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The New Desert Reader: Descriptions of America's Arid Regions.


The New desert reader; descriptions of America's arid regions.

Ed. by Peter Wild.

University of Utah Press


324 pages




Focusing on a single landscape, the American Southwest, this anthology presents different observations and interpretations of American deserts across time and across cultures. The selections begin with the legends of the Tohono O'Odham Indians and include the writings of John Wesley Powell, Wallace Stegner, Edward Abbey, and Tony Hillerman. This expanded and reformatted paperback edition of the original 1991 edition contains new chapter introductions.

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Date:Aug 1, 2006
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