The New Desert Reader
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The New Desert Reader

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The New Desert Reader brings together a historical cross section of writing about the American Southwest in selections that demonstrate how thinking about American deserts has changed from the earliest times to the present day. Beginning with the centuries-old legends of the Tohono O’Odham Indians, it moves through the foresighted observations of John Wesley Powell, one-ar...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 5th 2006 by University of Utah Press
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My wife picked up this book the last time we were in Zion NP. She said it seemed like the type of book I would enjoy. It's amazing how well someone can know you.

In the New Desert Reader, Peter Wild has chosen prolific writings from select periods of time, including ancient legends, early explorations, settlement throughout the 1800s, the dust bowl, conservation movements, and even writings from modern times.

The writings themselves provide excellent insight into ways of life and general attitude...more
Mar 26, 2009 Windy rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Peter Wild just died, so now this book is destined to fly off the shelves! No, this is actually a pretty decent introduction to southwest literature. I can admit that, even if Wild's class should have gone a LOT deeper into the writing than simply reading these clean litle excerpts that follow Wild's literary criticism.
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