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The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in O'odham Country

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Longtime residents of the Sonoran Desert, the Tohono O'odham people have spent centuries living off the land—a land that most modern citizens of southern Arizona consider totally inhospitable. Ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan has lived with the Tohono O'odham, long known as the Papagos, observing the delicate balance between these people and their environment. Bringing O'odham vo ...more
Kindle Edition, 148 pages
Published October 1st 2016 by University of Arizona Press
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A short, satisfying read with great insights into the O'odham culture and how people live in the Arizona desert. I read this as I researched the location for some of my own writing, and I will certainly use what I learned here.
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Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, seed saver, conservation biologist and sustainable agriculture activist who has been called "the father of the local food movement" by Utne Reader, Mother Earth News, Carleton College and Unity College. Gary is also an orchard-keeper, wild forager and Ecumenical Franciscan brother in his hometown of Patagonia, Arizona near the Mexica ...more