The land of little rain (Book, 1997) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The land of little rain

The land of little rain

Author: Mary Austin
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1997.
Series: Penguin nature classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A stunning tribute to the savage beauty of the area known as Death Valley. To most travelers it is a parched, empty territory, unwelcoming and forgiving. In a collection of essays that date back almost a century, naturalist and writer Mary Austin (1868-1934) breathes life into the desert landscape, describing its savage beauty, its plants and animals, and the occasional human visitor.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Austin
ISBN: 0140249192 9780140249194
OCLC Number: 36346839
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1903.
Description: xv, 107 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The land of little rain --
Water trails of the Ceriso --
The scavengers --
The pocket hunter --
Shoshone land --
Jimville, a Bret Harte town --
My neighbor's field --
The mesa trial --
The basket maker --
The streets of the mountains --
Water borders --
Other water borders --
Nurslings of the sky --
The little town of the grape vines.
Series Title: Penguin nature classics.
Responsibility: Mary Austin ; introduction by Terry Tempest Williams.

Abstract:

A stunning tribute to the savage beauty of the area known as Death Valley. To most travelers it is a parched, empty territory, unwelcoming and forgiving. In a collection of essays that date back almost a century, naturalist and writer Mary Austin (1868-1934) breathes life into the desert landscape, describing its savage beauty, its plants and animals, and the occasional human visitor.
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