Another Country: Encounters with the Red Rock Desert

Front Cover
Big Earth Publishing, 2002 - Nature - 260 pages
0 Reviews
America's red rock desert is a place unlike any other -- such a marvelous fusion of form and color -- and Another Country is a correspondingly unique song of praise. Pairing fifteen essays with fifteen short stories, acclaimed writer John A. Murray takes you deep into this wonderland, one of the most remarkable regions on Earth. The territory Murray celebrates is a vast triangle in the heart of the Colorado Plateau, a region embracing slickrock canyons, blue mesas, snow-capped peaks and the world's greatest concentration of national parks and monuments.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

The Elder
7
Another Country
9
Becoming the Desert
20
Dark Canyon
27
Hunts Mesa
36
Bend in the River
43
What We Found
51
Still Life
60
A Rumor of Autumn
145
Lands End
151
The Quiet Season
158
The World Behind the Sun
163
Part III
179
Navajo Mountain
181
The Dead
187
A Very Long Time Ago
192

Mountain Lion
65
The House at the End of the Road
70
Part II
83
A Walk in the Desert
85
The Exact Location of Paradise
89
Springs Progress
106
The Story of Diego
111
Summer
116
The Heart of the Matter
120
The Woman Who Came with the Spring
196
Sandpainting
218
Points and Lines
221
Grand Gulch
239
Here Today
243
What Does It Mean?
246
The Diamond
249
Work in Progress
261
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 1 - ... same character as that we have already traversed — open pine forest, with smooth and gently-rolling ground. The distance from the point where we first touched the rim of the amphitheater is about 5 miles. Nothing is seen of the chasm until about a mile from the end we come once more upon the brink. Reaching the extreme verge the packs are cast off, and sitting upon the edge we contemplate the most sublime and awe-inspiring spectacle in the world. The Grand...
Page iv - There are places where the mind dies so that a truth which is its very negation may be born.

About the author (2002)

John Murray is the editor of numerous nature anthologies, such as "Out among the Wolves", "The Great Bear" & "Nature's New Voices". Most recently, he is the author of the acclaimed book "Cinema Southwest". He lives in Denver.

Bibliographic information