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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.*

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"In The Land of Little Rain, Mary Austin invested the land with magic, and yet looked at it with level eyes, relying upon history and science in her descriptions of her desert and celebrating its human nature with an eloquence which was also analytical." Carl Van Doren

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"The Land of Little Rain was a book well worth awaiting....a collection of essays about the Southwest, beautifully written." Bethany, Oklahoma Tribune-Review

Table of Contents

Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams

THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN

The Land of Little Rain

Water Trails of the Ceriso

The Scavengers

The Pocket Hunter

Shoshone Land

Jimville - A Bret Harte Town

My Neighbor's Field

The Mesa Trail

The Basket Maker

The Streets of the Mountains

Water Borders

Other Water Borders

Nurslings of the Sky

The Little Town of the Grape Vines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140249194
Introduction:
Williams, Terry Tempest
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Williams, Terry Tempest
Introduction:
Williams, Terry Tempest
Author:
Austin, Mary
Author:
Williams, Terry Tempest
Author:
Abbey, Edward
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
California
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
North America
Subject:
United States - Pacific - California
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Natural history -- California.
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
California Description and travel.
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Classic, Nature, Penguin
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.86x5.30x.37 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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