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The desert year

Now back in print, Joseph Wood Krutch's Burroughs Award-winning The Desert Year is as beautiful as it is philosophically profound. Although Krutch - often called the Cactus Walden - came to the desert relatively late in his life, his curiosity and delight in his surroundings abound throughout The Desert Year, whether he is marveling at the majesty of the endless dry sea, at flowers carpeting the desert floor, or at the unexpected appearance of an army of frogs after a heavy rain. Krutch's trenchant observations about life prospering in the hostile environment of
eBook, English, 2010
1st University of Iowa Press ed View all formats and editions
University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 2010
1 online resource (270 pages) : illustrations
9781587299476, 158729947X
Why I Came; What It Looks Like; How to See It; How Some Others Live There; Desert Rain; What the Desert Is Good For; The Contemplative Toad; From a Mountaintop; The Individual and the Species; In Search of an Autumn; Tour of Inspection; The Metaphor of the Grasslands; Spring; A Bird in the Bush; Undiscovered Country; Postscript