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Land of Little Rain: The Beloved Classic of the Flora, Fauna, and People of the California Desert / Edition 1
     

Land of Little Rain: The Beloved Classic of the Flora, Fauna, and People of the California Desert / Edition 1

by Mary Austin
 

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ISBN-10: 1557095078

ISBN-13: 2901557095076

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Applewood Books

In 1903, The Atlantic Monthly published the essay "A Land of Little Rain." That piece became the first chapter of The Land of Little Rain, Mary Austin's beloved classic of the flora, fauna, and people of the California Desert. Her vibrant imagery of the landscape between the High Sierras and the Mojave Desert evokes the mysticism and spirituality of the American

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In 1903, The Atlantic Monthly published the essay "A Land of Little Rain." That piece became the first chapter of The Land of Little Rain, Mary Austin's beloved classic of the flora, fauna, and people of the California Desert. Her vibrant imagery of the landscape between the High Sierras and the Mojave Desert evokes the mysticism and spirituality of the American Southwest. Ever the patient observer, Mary Austin brings an intimacy with the natural world and a graceful understanding to the often harsh desert land. Her literary foray into this region, which the Shoshone call "The Land of Lost Borders," foreshadows many later developments in the ecological movement and the field of cultural anthropology. Like the plants of the desert, The Land of Little Rain embodies beauty and functionality as its elegant prose serves to connect people, nature, and geography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901557095076
Publisher:
Applewood Books
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
116

Table of Contents

Preface5
The Land of Little Rain7
Water Trails of the Ceriso15
The Scavengers23
The Pocket Hunter29
Shoshone Land37
Jimville--A Bret Harte Town45
My Neighbor's Field53
The Mesa Trail59
The Basket Maker67
The Streets of the Mountains75
Water Borders83
Other Water Borders91
Nurslings of the Sky99
The Little Town of the Grape Vines107

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