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Legends of the American desert sojourns in the greater southwest by Alex Shoumatoff

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Deserts -- United States,
  • Southwestern States

Book details:

Edition Notes

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StatementAlex Shoumatoff.
The Physical Object
Pagination533 p.
Number of Pages533
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23268981M
ISBN 10094569156
LC Control Number97073820

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Legends of the American Desert: Sojourns in the Greater Southwest. For his brilliant reportage ranging from the forested recesses of the Amazon to the manicured lawns of Westchester County, New York, Alex Shoumatoff has won acclaim as one of our most perceptive guides to /5. About Legends of the American Desert For his brilliant reportage ranging from the forested recesses of the Amazon to the manicured lawns of Westchester County, New York, Alex Shoumatoff has won acclaim as one of our most perceptive guides to the oddest corners of the earth. LEGENDS OF THE AMERICAN DESERT: Sojourns in the Greater Southwest User Review - Kirkus A masterfully written study of a region that is at once familiar and utterly foreign, by a journalist who has 4/5(1). Full of profound sympathy and unique insights, Legends of the American Desert is a superbly rich epic of fact and reflection destined to take its place among such classics of regional portraiture as Ian Frazier's Great Plains.

  Alex Shoumatoff’s encyclopedic treatise on the American Southwest, Legends of the American Desert, is surely one of the most engaging travel books ever. Mariana's Knight: The Revenge of Henry Fountain (Legends of the Desert #1), Knights Odyssey: The Return of Henry Fountain (Legends of the Desert #2), Kn Author: W. Michael Farmer. By James Miller Guinn, The story of the experiment made in the mids to utilize the Arabian camel as a beast of burden on the arid plains of Arizona, New Mexico and the deserts of the Colorado River is one of the many unwritten chapters in the history of the Southwest. Find thousands of LDS books, movies, music and more. Looking for an LDS related gift? Find it at Deseret Book!

In the mythology of the Plains tribes, the buffalo is a favorite character and is seldom encountered in the mythology from other areas. The bear, beaver, elk, eagle, owl, and snake are also frequently referred to, but also occur in the myths of Woodland and other tribes. But it is a book that completely changed the American idea of what the Western desert could be, and Sierra Club hikers will still carry it around. It’s a beautifully written book. It is amusing that he slightly faked up the one-man-versus-the-elements story, but it was a book that changed the aesthetics of the desert. Legends of the American Desert: Sojourns in the Greater Southwest Alex Shoumatoff, Author Alfred A. Knopf $30 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. Legends of the American desert: sojourns in the greater Southwest. [Alex Shoumatoff] -- Combines history, anthropology, natural science, and personal narrative to provide a portrait of the American Southwest, looking at the variety of people and experiences that populate the area.