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The Sierra Club desert reader : a literary companion

Author: Gregory McNamee
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Gathers essays, folktales, poetry, and other writings about deserts, desert ecology, and the fragility of the desert environment.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory McNamee
ISBN: 0871564262 9780871564269
OCLC Number: 32051952
Description: xxiv, 307 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The Arabian and Indian deserts: Ruins / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
A prayer & invocation to the Prince of rain / Eleazar Ha-Kallir --
The wilderness of Judea / Gertrude Bell --
Light / Pierre Loti --
From Jum'a al-Fararja to Jazi Al 'Aradi / Jum'a Al-Fararja --
Lawrence comes to Arabia / T.E. Lawrence --
Arabia deserta / Charles M. Doughty --
The historic fart / Iraqi folktale --
The Persian desert / Marco Polo ; Inner Asia: The road to Ashkabad / Ella R. Christie --
A nightmare on the Turkmeni dunes / Andrei Platonov --
The Tebbad / Arminius Vambery --
High desert / Theodore & Kermit Roosevelt --
Prester John / Sir John Mandeville --
Distances of the Gobi / Mongolian wedding song --
The lake among the singing dunes / Mildred Cable --
On foot across the Gobi / Slavomir Rawicz --
Exile / Li T'ai Po & Li Yi ; Australia: Where the frost comes from / Noongahburrah folktale --
Aborigines / William Dampier & James Cook --
The Simpson desert / Charles Sturt --
Ayers Rock / Baldwin Spencer & F.J. Gillen --
Native cat stakes out his territory / Pintupi folktale --
Rain / Tingarri song --
The music of the desert / Bruce Chatwin ; Antarctica: World's end / Edgar Allan Poe --
Death in the polar desert / William Bowers & Robert Scott --
Cold / Richard Byrd --
Admiralty Bay / David Campbell.
Other Titles: Desert reader
Responsibility: edited by Gregory McNamee.
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