Chuckwalla Land: The Riddle of Californias Desert David Rains Wallace

ISBN: 9780520256163

Published: May 5th 2011

Hardcover

280 pages


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Chuckwalla Land: The Riddle of Californias Desert  by  David Rains Wallace

Chuckwalla Land: The Riddle of Californias Desert by David Rains Wallace
May 5th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 280 pages | ISBN: 9780520256163 | 7.36 Mb

Described as “a writer in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and other self-educated seers” by the San Francisco Chronicle, David Rains Wallace turns his attention in this new book to another distinctive corner of California—its desert,MoreDescribed as “a writer in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and other self-educated seers” by the San Francisco Chronicle, David Rains Wallace turns his attention in this new book to another distinctive corner of California—its desert, the driest and hottest environment in North America. Drawing from his frequent forays to Death Valley, Red Rock Canyon, Kelso Dunes, and other locales, Wallace illuminates the desert’s intriguing flora and fauna as he explores a controversial, unresolved scientific debate about the origin and evolution of its unusual ecosystems.

Eminent scientists and scholars appear throughout these pages, including maverick paleobiologist Daniel Axelrod, botanist Ledyard Stebbins, and naturalists Edmund Jaeger and Joseph Wood Krutch. Weaving together ecology, geology, natural history, and mythology in his characteristically eloquent voice, Wallace reveals that there is more to this starkly beautiful landscape than meets the eye.



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