New PDF release: Chuckwalla Land: The Riddle of California's Desert

By David Rains Wallace

defined as "a author within the culture of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and different self-educated seers" by way of the San Francisco Chronicle, David Rains Wallace turns his awareness during this new e-book to a different precise nook of California—its desolate tract, the driest and preferred surroundings in North the US. Drawing from his common forays to demise Valley, purple Rock Canyon, Kelso Dunes, and different locales, Wallace illuminates the desert’s fascinating natural world as he explores a arguable, unresolved clinical debate concerning the starting place and evolution of its strange ecosystems. Eminent scientists and students seem all through those pages, together with maverick paleobiologist Daniel Axelrod, botanist Ledyard Stebbins, and naturalists Edmund Jaeger and Joseph wooden Krutch. Weaving jointly ecology, geology, traditional background, and mythology in his regularly eloquent voice, Wallace finds that there's extra to this starkly attractive panorama than meets the eye.

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