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Secret Knowledge of Water : Discovering the Essence of the American Desert (00 Edition)

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Like the highest mountain peaks, deserts are environments that can be inhospitable even to the most seasoned explorers. As Craig Childs makes clear in this highly praised book, there are two easy ways to die in the desert: thirst or drowning. His extraordinary treks through arid lands in search of water — mysterious solitary water holes, a network of streams that flow only at night, a gushing fountain that conceals a hidden lake, serene and otherworldy — are an astonshing revelation of the natural world at its most extreme.

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"His highly personal odyssey combines John McPhee's gift for compressing scientific knowledge and Barry Lopez's spiritual questing." Publishers Weekly

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"Highlights include terrifying accounts of flash floods and a fascinating cave exploration, complete with wet suits, deep in the Grand Canyon." Library Journal

About the Author

Craig Childs is a river guide, a field instructor, an adventurer, and a writer. He camps in the back country of the American West at least nine months of the year, usually living in the back of his truck, out of a river vessel, or from his backpack. He hasn't had a phone in 10 years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316610698
Author:
Choi, Regan
Author:
Choi, Regan
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Water
Subject:
Deserts
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Southwest, new
Subject:
Southwest, New Description and travel.
Subject:
Deserts -- Southwest, New.
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Edition Description:
1st Back Bay paperback ed.
Series Volume:
no. 65.
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.26x5.54x.82 in. .67 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Highlights include terrifying accounts of flash floods and a fascinating cave exploration, complete with wet suits, deep in the Grand Canyon."
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