Caprock Canyonlands: Journeys into the Heart of the Southern Plains

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Twenty years ago, Dan Flores’s Caprock Canyonlands became one of the first books ever to treat the flat, arid landscape of the southern High Plains as a place of uncommon beauty and enduring spirit. Now a classic, Caprock Canyonlands has been favorably compared by readers to the work of such icons of nature and environmental writing as William Bartram, Aldo Leopold, John Muir, and Henry David Thoreau.

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Twenty years ago, Dan Flores’s Caprock Canyonlands became one of the first books ever to treat the flat, arid landscape of the southern High Plains as a place of uncommon beauty and enduring spirit. Now a classic, Caprock Canyonlands has been favorably compared by readers to the work of such icons of nature and environmental writing as William Bartram, Aldo Leopold, John Muir, and Henry David Thoreau.

Containing the author's stunning photography, a foreword by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Annie Proulx, author of "Brokeback Mountain," an afterword by environmental historian Thomas R. Dunlap, and a new preface by the author, this twentieth anniversary edition makes available to a new generation of readers Flores's knowledgeable and heartfelt narrative of the canyons and badlands of eastern New Mexico and western Oklahoma and Texas. He evokes the history and natural history that shaped the region, drawing upon geology, mythology, botany, art, history and natural history that shaped the region, drawing upon geology, mythology, botany, art, history, and literature.

"Caprock Canoynlands keeps its place on our bookshelves . . . for its exploration of a deeply human activity: the search for the beauty of the earth, the depth and strength of our ties to it, and the ways those appear in a particular landscape . . . here illuminated by love."--from the afterword by Thomas R. Dunlap

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  • ISBN-13: 9781603441803
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Publication date: 3/10/2010
  • Series: Environmental History Series , #23
  • Edition description: New edition, Twentieth Anniversary Edition
  • Edition number: 20
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 7.26 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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Dan Flores is A. B. Hammond Professor of Western History at the University of Montana. He serves as general editor of the Environmental History series at Texas A&M University Press and is the author or coauthor of seven books, including Journal of an Indian Trader: Anthony Glass and the Texas Trading Frontier, 1790–1810, published by Texas A&M University Press in 1985. Flores received his PhD from Texas A&M University and currently divides his time between Missoula, Montana, and Santa Fe.

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    Amazing.....!Excellent......!Just enjoy it.....!

    Amazing.....!Excellent......!Just enjoy it.....!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 1999

    Great area and great book

    Caprock Canyonlands is a desired read for those interested in the history, culture, and natural beauty of the Southern Plains. Dr. Flores paints a vivid portrait of the Llano Estacado and Caprock canyons through his engaging text mixed with anecdotal musings.

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