The land of little rain (Book, 2003) [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 : Modern Library, 2003.
Series: Modern Library classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Modern Library pbk. edView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Between the high Sierras south from Yosemite--east and south over a very great assemblage of broken ranges beyond Death Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave Desert" is the territory that Mary Austin calls the Land of Little Rain. In this classic collection of meditations on the wonders of this region, Austin generously shares "such news of the land, of its trails and what is astir in them, as one lover of it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Local history
Stories (texts)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Austin
ISBN: 0812968522 9780812968521
OCLC Number: 51330167
Description: viii, 109 pages ; 21 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 trail --
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: Modern Library classics.
Responsibility: Mary Austin ; introduction by Robert Hass.

Abstract:

"Between the high Sierras south from Yosemite--east and south over a very great assemblage of broken ranges beyond Death Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave Desert" is the territory that Mary Austin calls the Land of Little Rain. In this classic collection of meditations on the wonders of this region, Austin generously shares "such news of the land, of its trails and what is astir in them, as one lover of it can give to another." Her vivid writings capture the landscape--from burnt hills to sun-baked mesas--as well as the rich variety of plant and animal life, and the few human beings who inhabit the land, including cattlemen, miners, and Paiute Indians. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the original 1903 edition.--Publisher's description.
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