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Desert Smells Like Rain a Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

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From mountain shrines to lowland oases, ethnobiologist Gary Nabhan takes us on a series of journeys with contemporary Papago Indians, the Tohono O'odham, or "Desert People." From these journeys we discover how much the Desert People know about the dynamics of their arid homeland in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. The Desert Smells Like Rain offers insights into the natural history of desert plants and animals as it documents a dying agricultural tradition that has enriched the biological diversity of the Papago's seemingly harsh environment. Drawing on his extensive scientific research and study of Papago folklore, as well as his years of work among the Desert People in village gardening and nutrition programs, Nabhan portrays a desert-adapted way of life that has persisted despite the pressures of modern civilization.

About the Author

Gary Paul Nabhan is an ethnobiologist and natural history writer working in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. A cofounder of Native Seeds/SEARCH, he works with native farmers throughout the Southwest and northern Mexico to conserve traditional food plants and their associated folklore. He was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing in 1976, following the publication of his second book, Gathering the Desert. He and his family currently reside in Tempe, Arizona, near the Desert Botanical Garden, where he serves as Assistant Director.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865470507
Subtitle:
A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country
Author:
Nabhan, Gary Paul
Author:
Nabhan, Gary
Publisher:
North Point Press
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Sonoran Desert
Subject:
Tohono O'Odham Indians
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
General Nature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
692
Publication Date:
19870901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
158
Dimensions:
8.98 x 6.04 x 0.505 in

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