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Author Branch, Michael P., author.

Title Rants from the hill : on packrats, bobcats, wildfires, curmudgeons, a drunken Mary Kay lady, and other encounters with the wild in the high desert / Michael P. Branch.

Publication Info. Boulder : Roost Books, 2017.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  979 BRA    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xviii, 211 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Tales of life in the high desert from the author of Raising Wild. As a curmudgeonly, irreverent desert rat, Mike Branch shares his stubborn enthusiasm for the constant struggle to tough out living in an unforgiving landscape. In this collection of short, comic rants he explores various aspects of life in the remote, high-elevation, western Nevada Great Basin desert. Ranging in topic from natural history (bees hiving in the walls of the house, flying ants filling the chimney, owls trying to eat the cat), parenting (raising two daughters in a wild, inaccessible place), eccentric neighbors (road captain, mail carrier, drunken Mary Kay Lady), and adventures in the surrounding canyons, playas, and mountains, Rants from the Hill offers a humorous and fun glimpse into what domestic life looks like out in the wild"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Branch, Michael P. -- Homes and haunts -- Great Basin.
Branch, Michael P. -- Family.
Wilderness areas -- Great Basin.
Deserts -- Great Basin.
Parenting -- Great Basin.
Natural history -- Great Basin.
HUMOR -- Form -- Essays.
NATURE -- Essays.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs.
Great Basin -- Social life and customs.
Nevada -- Social life and customs.
Great Basin -- Description and travel.
Nevada -- Description and travel.
Added Author Branch, Michael P. Raising wild.
ISBN 9781611804577 (paperback ;) (acid-free paper)
1611804574 (paperback ;) (acid-free paper)

 
    
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