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From the author of The Secret Knowledge of Water and Atlas of a Lost World comes a deeply felt essay collection focusing upon a vivid series of desert icons - a sheet of virga over Monument Valley, white seashells in dry desert sand, boulders impossibly balanced. Craig Childs delves into the primacy of the land and the profound nature of the more-than-human.

©2019 Craig Childs (P)2020 Tantor

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a great collection of Craig's most recent writing

Craig Childs is a writer and oral interpreter of his work in very exclusive neighborhood of master language artists.
if you want writing that let's you be, 'in the moment,' of living in the mind of a genius observer their are few writers that are his equal. This book was brilliantly expressed but the quan of perfection is when Craig is the one interpreting his own words.

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Nice visit to the desert

Yet again I loved Craig Childs writing. As a lover of the desert and a geologist, I really love how he captures the thoughts and feelings of these types of landscapes.

Favorite quote “Geology is the hand of God” I have to say I agree!

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Exploring Desert Regions

Rick Adamson does an excellent job of narrating. I enjoyed reading about the author’s desert adventures in California, Mexico, and other locations. Having grown up in Arizona, I was especially interested in his experiences with and perceptions of the desert outside Tucson and the Navajo reservation. At times, I was reminded of the geology classes I took in high school and college. If you’re interested in deserts and enjoy reading about outdoor adventures, this book is for you.