Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Joshua Tree: Desolation Tango by Deanne Stillman

Stillman describes Joshua Tree National Park, a landscape where the Colorado and Mojave deserts come together, as a special place that speaks to her heart. While briefly discussing history, geology, plants, and animals, she also provides insights into such issues as environmental degradation (often that which comes from the park's proximity to the Los Angeles area) and the devastating decline of the desert tortoise population. Excellent black and white photographs accompany the sometimes bizarre narrative of this fascinating wonderland.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: F868.J6 S75 2006 , 2nd Floor Humanities
Review submitted by Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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