Barren, Wild, and Worthless: Living in the Chihuahuan Desert / Edition 2

Barren, Wild, and Worthless: Living in the Chihuahuan Desert / Edition 2

by Susan J. Tweit
     
 

Appearing barren and most definitely wild, the Chihuahuan Desert of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States may look worthless to some, but for Susan Tweit it is an inspiration. In this collection of seven elegant personal essays, she explores undiscovered facets of this seemingly hostile environment. With eloquence, passion, and insight, she

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Appearing barren and most definitely wild, the Chihuahuan Desert of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States may look worthless to some, but for Susan Tweit it is an inspiration. In this collection of seven elegant personal essays, she explores undiscovered facets of this seemingly hostile environment. With eloquence, passion, and insight, she describes and reflects on the relationship between the land, history, and people and makes this underappreciated region less barren for those who would share her journeys.

"There's often little to this terrain, but to the author it's a beautiful landscape bursting with stories and wildlife, with big cities and small chunks of quietness found in few other places on earth. Tweit's essays have a pleasant style that combines history with personal discovery." —Book Talk "Sense of place is measured by one's awareness of the landscape and the extent to which it dictates thought and behavior. Barren, Wild, and Worthless dramatizes the aspirations, needs, and functional rhythms of life that are revealed and defined by this seventh sense." —Southwestern American Literature

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816523337
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Coming to the Chihuahuan Desert9
Spadefoot Toads and Storm Sewers35
The Disappeared Ones61
Weeds89
Sanctuary117
Terminus147
Going South181
Further Reading199

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