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Seasons in the Desert: A Naturalist's Notebook
     

Seasons in the Desert: A Naturalist's Notebook

by Susan J. Tweit, Kirk Caldwell (Illustrator)
 
Esteemed nature writer Susan J. Tweit reveals the hidden life thriving in the deserts of the American Southwest, from the tiny fairy shrimp to the regal Saguaro cactus. Her witty, factual, and heartfelt reflections combine with Kirk Caldwell's beautiful illustrations to illuminate the ways and mythologies of 40 eccentric plants and animals. 40 color illustrations.

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Esteemed nature writer Susan J. Tweit reveals the hidden life thriving in the deserts of the American Southwest, from the tiny fairy shrimp to the regal Saguaro cactus. Her witty, factual, and heartfelt reflections combine with Kirk Caldwell's beautiful illustrations to illuminate the ways and mythologies of 40 eccentric plants and animals. 40 color illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Naturalist and public radio commentator Susan Tweit engagingly describes 40 of the most dazzling and unusual desert-dwelling plants and animals. Each description is accompanied by a beautiful color portrait. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811816854
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.05(h) x 1.05(d)

What People are Saying About This

Sharman Russel
Love, like God, is in the details. Susan Tweit lovingly details the what, where, and why of the desert, beautifully interweaving scientific prose and poetic insight. -- Author of Songs of the Fluteplayer: Seasons of Life in the Southwest
Robert Michael Pyle
. . .a true naturalist's notebook: shimmering with wonder, bristling with inquiry, sweaty and stickery and sandy and stained from days spent in the field. ..I thought I knew many of these plants and animals alrady, but this book reminded me that in the hands of a real naturalist and fine writer like Susan Tweitt, nature is ever fresh and ever known too much. -- Author of Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide
Tony Hillerman
Susan Tweit's notebook is a wonderful addition to the library of all of us who love the desert.

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