Southwestern Homelands

Southwestern Homelands

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Random House, Inc.
For part of each of the last twenty years, much-loved essayist and fiction writer William Kittredge has ventured to the storied desert landscape of the Southwest and immersed himself in the region's wide-ranging wonders and idiosyncrasies. Here Kittredge brings all this experience to bear as he takes us on a rewarding tour of the territory that runs from Santa Fe to Yuma, and from the Grand Canyon on south through Phoenix and Tucson to Nogales. It is a region where urban sprawl abuts desert expanse, where Native American pueblos compete for space with agribusiness cotton plantations, and where semi-defunct mining towns slowly give way to new-age hippie gardening and crafts enclaves.

As part-time resident and full-time observer, William Kittredge acquaints us with one of the country's most vital and perpetually evolving regions. Populated with die-hard desert rats on the banks of the Colorado, theoretical physicists in Albuquerque, Hopi mothers and their daughters, and renegade punk-rock kids sleeping in the streets, Southwestern Homelandsis a book as much about the legacies of a territory's colorful past as it is about the alternately exciting and daunting complexities of its immediate future.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of essays on the desert landscape between Santa Fe, Yuma, the Grand Canyon, and Nogales considers such topics as the Native American competition for space with cotton plantation farmers, new-age hippie garden and craft enclaves, and Hopi village life.

Simon and Schuster
For part of each of the last twenty years, much-loved essayist and fiction writer William Kittredge has ventured to the storied desert landscape and around Arizona and immersed himself in the region?s wide-ranging wonders and idiosyncrasies. In the exhilarating Southwestern Homelands, Kittredge brings all this experience to bear as he takes us on a rewarding tour of the territory that runs from Santa Fe to Yuma, and from the Grand Canyon on south through Phoenix and Tucson to Nogales. It is a region where urban sprawl abuts desert expanse, where Native American pueblos compete for space with agribusiness cotton plantations, and where semi-defunct mining towns slowly give way to new-age hippie gardening and crafts enclaves. As part-time resident and full-time observer, William Kittredge acquaints us with one of the country?s most vital and perpetually evolving regions. Populated with die-hard desert rats on the banks of the Colorado, theoretical physicists in Albuquerque, Hopi mothers and their daughters, and renegade punk-rock kids sleeping in the streets, Southwestern Homelands is a book as much about the legacies of a territory?s colorful past as it is about the alternately exciting and daunting complexities of its

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780792265344
0792265343
Branch Call Number: 979 KITTR
Characteristics: xvii, 176 pages ; 21 cm

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