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The Land of Little Rain (Dover Thrift Editions)

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The enduring appeal of the desert is strikingly portrayed in this poetic study, which has become a classic of the American Southwest. First published in 1903, it is the work of Mary Austin (1868-1934), a prolific novelist, poet, critic, and playwright, who was also an ardent early feminist and champion of Indians and Spanish-Americans. She is best known today for this enchanting paean to the vast, arid, yet remarkably beautiful lands that lie east of the Sierra Nevadas, stretching south from Yosemite through Death Valley to the Mojave Desert.

Comprising fourteen sketches, the book describes plants, animals, mountains, birds, skies, Indians, prospectors, towns, and other aspects of the desert in serene, beautifully modulated prose that conveys the timeless cycles of life and death in a harsh land. Readers will never again think of the desert as a lifeless, barren environment but rather as a place of rare, austere beauty, rich in plant and animal life, weaving a lasting spell over its human inhabitants.

Synopsis:

A stunning tribute to the savage beauty of the area known as Death Valley. To most travelers it is a parched, empty territory, unwelcoming and forgiving. In a collection of essays that date back almost a century, naturalist and writer Mary Austin (1868-1934) breathes life into the desert landscape, describing its savage beauty, its plants and animals, and the occasional human visitor.

Synopsis:

In this classic poetic study, the Southwestern desert is envisioned as a place of austere beauty that weaves a lasting spell over its inhabitants. Fourteen sketches describe plants, animals, Indians, prospectors, and more.

Synopsis:

Beautiful, poetic study of the Southwestern desert. Fourteen sketches describe plants, animals, mountains, birds, skies, Indians, prospectors, towns, other features in serene, beautifully modulated prose. Desert seen as a place of rare, austere beauty that weaves a lasting spell over its inhabitants. Preface.

About the Author

A prolific author of fiction, poetry, and plays, Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934) was a noted defender of the rights of women, Native Americans, and Spanish-Americans. One of the American Southwest's earliest nature writers, she collaborated on a book with photographer Ansel Adams, Taos Pueblo, and was active in community theater.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486290379
Author:
Austin, Mary
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
California
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - Pacific - California
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Natural history -- California.
Subject:
The American Southwest
Subject:
Desert ecology
Subject:
Native Americans
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
128.
Publication Date:
20151216
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.16 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by , A stunning tribute to the savage beauty of the area known as Death Valley. To most travelers it is a parched, empty territory, unwelcoming and forgiving. In a collection of essays that date back almost a century, naturalist and writer Mary Austin (1868-1934) breathes life into the desert landscape, describing its savage beauty, its plants and animals, and the occasional human visitor.
"Synopsis" by ,
In this classic poetic study, the Southwestern desert is envisioned as a place of austere beauty that weaves a lasting spell over its inhabitants. Fourteen sketches describe plants, animals, Indians, prospectors, and more.
"Synopsis" by ,
Beautiful, poetic study of the Southwestern desert. Fourteen sketches describe plants, animals, mountains, birds, skies, Indians, prospectors, towns, other features in serene, beautifully modulated prose. Desert seen as a place of rare, austere beauty that weaves a lasting spell over its inhabitants. Preface.

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