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Review: The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

User Review  - Priscilla - Goodreads

A wonderful introduction to a native peoples and their way of life, adapted to living in the desert for centuries and centuries. Fascinating scientifically as well as wonderful stories. Very well written. Read full review

Review: The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

User Review  - Katie Hutchinson - Goodreads

I loved the natural first-person narration of this book. The stories are a mix of old and new, myth and science, but all are so meaningful for those of us living in the area. Read full review

Review: The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

User Review  - Shelly - Goodreads

I was hoping for more info on how the Papagos actually farmed and collected water in the desert but it was still enjoyable with many stories on all aspects of life there. Read full review

Review: The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

User Review  - Mbarron - Goodreads

Ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan has written a beautiful prose poem of a book about the ecosystem of the Sonoran Desert and how it might be approached and appreciated. Read full review

Review: The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

User Review  - Cyndi - Goodreads

I'd probably give this 3.5 stars, but I can't... Read full review

Review: The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

read this for environmental literature class. so much richness in native tradition, food, medicine. interested in more! Read full review

Review: The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Read this on a spring-like afternoon while staying up in the Catskills last week. A short, beautiful book of vignettes exploring aspects of native Papago desert agriculture, from traditional ... Read full review

Review: The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

User Review  - wheels - Goodreads

The last time I read this book was the last time I moved to the desert. It's a good place to start when learning to understand the desert. If you've experienced rain in the Sonoran Desert, you'll know exactly what the title of this book smells like. Read full review

Review: The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

User Review  - Mariah - Goodreads

The desert can be sustainable for those with the old knowledge. It is sad that the border of the US and Mexico have divided an ancient people who survived before any government help. Don't want to give too much away. This is non-fiction and a good consistent read. Read full review

Review: The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

User Review  - Molly Varley - Goodreads

Beautiful painting of the lives of the Papago Indians. I really enjoyed the rain ceremony where they make an alcoholic beverage out of saguaro fruit (the ultimate boot and rally). Read full review


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