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In a subtle dance of arid solitude, two southern California deserts come together at Joshua Tree National Park. One is the Colorado Desert — an extension of the Sonoran Desert — and features natural gardens of ocotillo and cholla cactus. The other end of the park engages the Mojave Desert, the special habitat of the Joshua tree as well as some of the most interesting geologic displays found anywhere. After the area became a national monument in 1936, local and regional residents were the primary visitors. As Southern California grew so did park visitation; Joshua Tree now lies within a three-hour drive of more than 18 million people. Elevated from national monument to national park status in 1994, Joshua tree now sees greater numbers of visitors than ever from around the nation and the world. For Deanne Stillman, Joshua Tree is a place of pilgrimage. Her own desert mecca, the park speaks to her in ways that no other place does. With crisp and impassioned narrative she takes the reader through the park's wonders, including a talking cactus, mysterious petroglyphs, and rocks in the shape of the late New York Yankees manager Billy Martin. Stunning photographs by Galen Hunt further accentuate the gorgeous landscape, highlighting the growing need to preserve its beauty. While it explores the park's history, geology, flora, and fauna, Joshua Tree also is a plea to walk lightly on the land, to conserve our natural heritage, and to appreciate places that call out to the soul.

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"In a subtle dance of arid solitude, two southern California deserts come together at Joshua Tree National Park. One is the Deanne Stillman has a lock on the desert. After her brilliant and troubling take on Twentynine Palms, she has created a vivid meditation on the adjacent Joshua Tree National Park. Deanne reveals a deep empathy for the bizarre beauty of this rocky and spiny wonderland. Her snappy commentary is embellished with magnificent photographs by Galen Hunt. " Kenneth Anger, author of Hollywood Babylon

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"I love Joshua Tree. There is no place like it. This book captures, remarkably, the mystery and beauty of this special park. Deanne Stillman's text is beautiful, understated and precise. Galen Hunt's photographs are truly artful. This is great introduction to one the most special places on Earth." Percival Everett, author of Wounded

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816523504
Author:
Stillman, Deanne
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Photographer:
Hunt, Galen
Author:
Hunt, Galen
Subject:
Joshua Tree National Park (Calif.)
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - U.S./West
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Landscapes
Subject:
Stillman, Deanne
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
California
Subject:
Stillman, Deanne - Travel - California -
Subject:
Nature and Environment
Subject:
Americana-Western States
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Desert Places
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in

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Product details 96 pages University of Arizona Press - English 9780816523504 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In a subtle dance of arid solitude, two southern California deserts come together at Joshua Tree National Park. One is the Deanne Stillman has a lock on the desert. After her brilliant and troubling take on Twentynine Palms, she has created a vivid meditation on the adjacent Joshua Tree National Park. Deanne reveals a deep empathy for the bizarre beauty of this rocky and spiny wonderland. Her snappy commentary is embellished with magnificent photographs by Galen Hunt. "
"Review" by , "I love Joshua Tree. There is no place like it. This book captures, remarkably, the mystery and beauty of this special park. Deanne Stillman's text is beautiful, understated and precise. Galen Hunt's photographs are truly artful. This is great introduction to one the most special places on Earth."
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