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The Resource The secret knowledge of water : discovering the essence of the American desert, Craig Childs ; illustrations by Regan Choi

The secret knowledge of water : discovering the essence of the American desert, Craig Childs ; illustrations by Regan Choi

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The secret knowledge of water : discovering the essence of the American desert
Title
The secret knowledge of water
Title remainder
discovering the essence of the American desert
Statement of responsibility
Craig Childs ; illustrations by Regan Choi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The travels that Childs recounts in this vivid narrative take him from places sometimes parched, sometimes swimming, from the depths of the Grand Canyon to the dry limestone tanks of the lava-strewn Sonoran Desert. As he travels, Childs gives a close reading of the desert landscape
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LSL
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The secret knowledge of water : discovering the essence of the American desert, Craig Childs ; illustrations by Regan Choi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-284) and index
Contents
Introduction : First waters -- Part I. Ephemeral water : Maps of water holes -- Water that waits -- Part II. Water that moves : Seep -- The source -- The acts of desert streams -- Part III. Fierce water : The sacrifice of children -- Carrying away the land -- Chubasco -- Haunted canyon -- Flood at Kanab -- Fear of God -- Following the water down -- Epilogue : The arrival
Control code
47818083
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Back Bay paperback ed.
Extent
xvi, 288 p.
Isbn
9780316610698
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The secret knowledge of water : discovering the essence of the American desert, Craig Childs ; illustrations by Regan Choi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-284) and index
Contents
Introduction : First waters -- Part I. Ephemeral water : Maps of water holes -- Water that waits -- Part II. Water that moves : Seep -- The source -- The acts of desert streams -- Part III. Fierce water : The sacrifice of children -- Carrying away the land -- Chubasco -- Haunted canyon -- Flood at Kanab -- Fear of God -- Following the water down -- Epilogue : The arrival
Control code
47818083
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Back Bay paperback ed.
Extent
xvi, 288 p.
Isbn
9780316610698
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.

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