Synopses & Reviews
ANNOTATION: The authors blend travel tips, Native American legends, prehistoric and historic vignettes, and explanations of the geologic processes and events that have shaped the land, wildlife and people. Readers will discover musical dunes and racing rocks, vanishing lakes and dinosaur tracks, potentially dangerous volcanoes and Painted Desert colors. For clarity and easy use on the road, each self-contained page-spread discusses one aspect of the Southwest. This new edition also includes information on seven new National Monuments and up-to-date scientific findings regarding the region's environment and ecology. Useful websites and outstanding books are listed and annotated to assist in further study of the Southwest.REGIONAL INTEREST: Southern California to western Texas and from northern Mexico to northern Nevada, Utah, and Colorado.