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The Land of Little Rain (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

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.

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.
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:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.16 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 96 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486290379 Reviews:
"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.
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