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"Between the high Sierras south from Yosemite--east and south over a very great assemblage of broken ranges beyond Death Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave Desert" is the territory that Mary Austin calls the Land of Little Rain. In this classic collection of meditations on the wonders of this region, Austin generously shares "such news of the land, of its trails and what is astir in them, as one lover of it can give to another." Her vivid writings capture the landscape--from burnt hills to sun-baked mesas--as well as the rich variety of plant and animal life, and the few human beings who inhabit the land, including cattlemen, miners, and Paiute Indians. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the original 1903 edition.
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full_title land of little rain
author austin mary
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auth_author2 Smith, E. Boyd 1860-1943., Williams, Terry Tempest.
author Austin, Mary, 1868-1934.
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display_description The enduring appeal of the desert is strikingly portrayed in this poetic study, which has become a classic of the American Southwest. First published in 1903, it is the work of Mary Austin (1868-1934), a prolific novelist, poet, critic, and playwright, who was also an ardent early feminist and champion of Indians and Spanish-Americans. She is best known today for this enchanting paean to the vast, arid, yet remarkably beautiful lands that lie east of the Sierra Nevadas, stretching south from Yosemite through Death Valley to the Mojave Desert. Comprising fourteen sketches, the book describes plants, animals, mountains, birds, skies, Indians, prospectors, towns, and other aspects of the desert in serene, beautifully modulated prose that conveys the timeless cycles of life and death in a harsh land. Readers will never again think of the desert as a lifeless, barren environment but rather as a place of rare, austere beauty, rich in plant and animal life, weaving a lasting spell over its human inhabitants.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Austin, Mary, -- 1868-1934 -- Travel -- California, California -- Description and travel, California -- History, Local, California -- Social life and customs, Deserts -- California, Electronic books, Frontier and pioneer life -- California, Natural history -- California, Western stories
title_display The land of little rain
title_full The land of little rain / Mary Austin ; illustrated by E. Boyd Smith ; introd. by T. M. Pearce, The land of little rain / by Mary Austin, The land of little rain [electronic resource] / [Mary Austin], The land of little rain [electronic resource] Austin, Mary, 1868-1934.
title_short The land of little rain
topic_facet Audiobooks, Austin, Mary, Description and travel, Deserts, Electronic books, Frontier and pioneer life, History, Local, Natural history, Social life and customs, Travel, Western stories