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|Named Person:||Scott Thybony; Scott Thybony|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||x, 76 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.|
|Contents:||A lost landscape --
On location --
The dinosaur dancehall --
Goldtooth camp --
The blue wind --
Painted cliffs --
River road --
Travel in the Painted Desert.
|Series Title:||Desert places.|
|Responsibility:||text by Scott Thybony ; photographs by David Edwards.|
"But this remote pocket of the Arizona desert, sandwiched between the Little Colorado River on one side and bold escarpments in the other, is much more than most tourists ever experience. An ethereal landscape of sculpted rock, wind-fluted cliffs, and elegantly drifting sand, the Painted Desert is a rich storehouse of natural beauty, colorful history, and scientific wonders. Here the strongest winds in Arizona blow across extensive dunefields, where less than ten inches of rain falls each year and only a few desert-savvy Navajo are able to live."
"Now, for the first time writer Scott Thybony and freelance photographer David Edwards offer an intimate look at a place that remains inhospitable and inaccessible to so many. They share insights about the geology, paleontology, anthropology, and human history of the region as well as personal stories that dispel the misconceptions and mysteries that surround this delicate and difficult landscape." "With fourteen photographs gracing the text, this book offers a portrait of one of the Southwest's most barren, and most dramatic landscapes."--Jacket.
A terrific read for the armchair traveler. <i>Arizona Republic</i> A worthy addition to the Desert Places series. <i>The Times-Independent</i>"