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Canyons of the Southwest: A Tour of the Great Canyon Country from Colorado to Northern Mexico
     

Canyons of the Southwest: A Tour of the Great Canyon Country from Colorado to Northern Mexico

by John Annerino
 

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The canyons of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico contain some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. John Annerino's pictorial celebration of this visually rich region is a handsome memento for those who have heard the wind whistling in these haunting canyons, and a beckoning invitation for those who have not yet made the

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The canyons of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico contain some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. John Annerino's pictorial celebration of this visually rich region is a handsome memento for those who have heard the wind whistling in these haunting canyons, and a beckoning invitation for those who have not yet made the journey.

Annerino has spent much of his adult life exploring this territory—as wilderness runner, adventurer, and photojournalist—and combines his firsthand knowledge with his expertise as a nature photographer and author to create an intimate portrait of these timeless places. Accompanying the photographs are informative essays describing the region's geological and human history.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Canyons of the Southwest offers John Annerino's reverent and ravishing photographs of the 'haunting steepness' between the Four Corners states, Sonora and Chihuahua." — Washington Post

"The stunning color photographs—views of lunar-looking landscapes, stupendous chasms, towering rock formations and abandoned cliff dwellings painted gold by the sun—truly capture the beauty and drama of these natural wonders."
Publishers Weekly

"A stunning coffee-table book. . . . The accompanying essays are authoritative and upbeat." — Booklist

"Geologically venerable, resonant with human history, stunningly beautiful, these are certainly among our most imposing and seductive natural environments. Annerino's paean to them is handsome and thoughtful." —Los Angeles Times

Washington Post
Canyons of the Southwest offers John Annerino's reverent and ravishing photographs of the 'haunting steepness' between the Four Corners states, Sonora and Chihuahua.
Los Angeles Times
Geologically venerable, resonant with human history, stunningly beautiful, these are certainly among our most imposing and seductive natural environments. Annerino's paean to them is handsome and thoughtful.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Photojournalist Annerino ( High Risk Photography ) explores in words and pictures the canyon lands of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and northern Mexico. These regions include the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River in Colorado, the Canyons of Zion in Utah, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, the Canon del Diablo of the Baja Peninsula and many others. Annerino gives the geological history of each canyon, describes its geography and wildlife, recounts adventures of explorers who braved its depths and tells of the native peoles who lived harmoniously with these harsh lands for centuries, only to have their traditions and ways of life disrupted by modern tourists and developers. The text is serviceable, but the stunning color photographs--views of lunar-looking landscapes, stupendous chasms, towering rock formations and abandoned cliff dwellings painted gold by the sun--truly capture the beauty and drama of these natural wonders. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Annerino has traveled extensively in the canyon country of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This book is a beautiful sampling of the scenery to be found in this region, which encompasses Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Texas as well as the states of Baja, Sonora, Chihuahua, and Coahila in Mexico. The heavily visited Grand Canyon, seldom-climbed Picacho del Diablo, Zion, Monument Valley, Big Bend, and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison all receive brief treatment and good color photos by Annerino. Don't look to this book for depth, however; it provides only a light introduction to its subject, along with a good bibliography. Recommended only for the largest public libraries with comprehensive Southwest collections. A more useful book for libraries would be Robert Casey's Journey to the High South west ( LJ 3/15/85).-- Thomas K. Fry, UCLA Libs.
Booknews
Annerino (High Risk Photography, Running Wild) writes about and photographs Zion, Paria, Black, the Grand and other US canyons and, a welcome departure, a couple in Mexico--including Copper. Annerino is creative and a serious wanderer, taking us, with his pen and camera, to some very remote spots. A handsome, heavily illustrated, well written book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816520923
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Series:
Mountains Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Author and photographer John Annerino has been documenting the natural beauty, indigenous peoples, and political upheaval of the American West and Mexican borderlands for two decades. A contract photo-journalist for the New York and Paris-based photo agencies Liaison International and Time Inc.’s TimePix, he is the author of 26 books and 23 single-artist calendars.

Annerino has worked and consulted on the U.S.–Mexico border for many news, documentary, and feature film projects including ABC Primetime, CNN, PBS, Life Magazine, Newsweek, Time, and National Geographic Adventure.

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