Desert Survivor: An Adventurer's Guide to Exploring the Great American Desert

Desert Survivor: An Adventurer's Guide to Exploring the Great American Desert

by John Annerino
     
 

The Great American Desert stretches from Oregon to central Mexico, encompassing some of the loneliest, loveliest spots on the planet. Desert Survivor tells readers how to get there, what to take, and the dangers and pleasures they can expect to encounter along the way. Out-of-the-way gems of the Sonoran Desert are described alongside such popular desert

Overview

The Great American Desert stretches from Oregon to central Mexico, encompassing some of the loneliest, loveliest spots on the planet. Desert Survivor tells readers how to get there, what to take, and the dangers and pleasures they can expect to encounter along the way. Out-of-the-way gems of the Sonoran Desert are described alongside such popular desert destinations as the Grand Canyon and Big Bend National Park. Desert Survivor is written for the daypacker as well as the more intense traveler who wants to spend a few nights or more under desert skies. The book includes maps, drawings, and photos. Features an overview of the 53 most heavily visited national parks and monuments in the western U.S., and includes guidelines for exploring the desert both by foot and by vehicle.

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Booknews
Following the stories of Annerino's own experiences thwarting death in the remote deserts of the American southwest, the bulk of the book is devoted to a fascinating history of the earliest adventurers in America's remotest desert and an equally compelling survey of the area's geology, flora, and fauna. Annerino, who has travelled extensively in the area and taught climbing and wilderness survival courses, then provides guidelines for hiking in the area, with an extensive section on what to bring and how to survive, and a brief description of the parks and their contact information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568582009
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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