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In the promised land of the Sunbelt, people come by the thousands to escape the crush of Eastern cities and end up duplicating the very world they have fled. Can the land remain unchanged? In Blue Desert, Charles Bowden presents a view of the Southwest that seeks to measure how rapid growth has taken its toll on the land. Writing with a reporter's objectivity and a desert rat's passion, Bowden takes us into the streets as well as the desert to depict not a fragile environment but the unavoidable reality of abuse, exploitation, and human cruelty. Blue Desert shows us the Sunbelt's darker side as it has developed in recent times—where "the land always makes promises of aching beauty and the people always fail the land"—and defies us to ignore it. Blue Desert has no boundaries, no terrain, no topographical coordinates; it is a state of mind inescapable to one who sees change and knows that nothing can be done to stop it.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816510054
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Location:
Tucson :
Author:
Bowden, Charles
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Human ecology -- United States.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Literature and Essays, The Modern West
Series Volume:
no. 23
Publication Date:
19860901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
179
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 179 in 1 oz

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