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Author Findley, Rowe.

Title Great American deserts / by Rowe Findley ; photographed by Walter Meayers Edwards ; foreword by Edmund C. Jaeger ; prepared by the Special Publications Division, National Geographic Society.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [1972]


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Description 207 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 207) and index.
Summary Describes the deserts in the Southwest United States including the Mojove, Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Great Basin. Also includes information on the desert cultures in the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Baja California, Casa Grandes, Pueble Bonito, San Ignacio and information on some of the groups and individuals who survived the desert.
Contents Land of big skies and big horizons -- Touching hands with history -- The miracle of moisture -- Water, wind, and cataclysm shape the land -- Frontiers past and present -- Beauty and harshness in the desert world : a portfolio -- Plants : a tenacity for survival -- Animals : adaption in a harsh land -- Free spirits, desert rats -- The desert today and tomorrow.
Subject Deserts.
Deserts. (OCoLC)fst00891230
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Southwest, New -- Description and travel.
Southwest, New. (OCoLC)fst01244556
Added Author Edwards, Walter Meayers, 1908-
National Geographic Society (U.S.). Special Publications Division.
Added Title American deserts
Other Form: Online version: Findley, Rowe. Great American deserts. [Washington, National Geographic Society, 1972] (OCoLC)575241160
Online version: Findley, Rowe. Great American deserts. [Washington, National Geographic Society, 1972] (OCoLC)607769093
ISBN 0870441078

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