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Four Corners: History, Land, and People of the Desert Southwest

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In this masterful tour de force of nature writing, Kenneth Brown explores one of the most awe-inspiring regions on earth -- the Four Corners of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Weaving together its geological, ecological and human histories, he presents a unique portrait of this ruggedly beautiful landscape that goes beyond mere description to give readers a true se ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 27th 1996 by Harper Perennial (first published 1995)
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adam
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Four Corners: Infinite Perspectives

The geology, the ecology, the human history of the Four Corners area, the Colorado Plateau surrounding the intersection point of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah, is infinitely interesting. It teaches us that if we dig deep, we can learn so much about our whole world and how generations of peoples have interacted with it from a one single place. In “Four Corners,” Kenneth Brown attempts to give a sweeping perspective. He discusses:

- the extraordinary geo
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Mark Lacy
An interesting book, but ... the handful of black and white photographs in the center of the book didn't help much. It would've been a better, more easily appreciated book if there had been diagrams and maps interspersed through the text. Just too hard to remember all the geography, even with the help of the single map at the beginning.
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