Eternal Desert

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Arizona Highways, 1990 - Travel - 143 pages
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The desert has been a part of the human consciousness for thousands of years. Ancient tribes roamed its expanses. Great civilizations took root, thrived, & died in these dry lands. Great leaders have wandered this land meditating & seeking wisdom & inspiration. Humans have tried to tame its wildness & failed. But the beauty of the desert endures & is eternal. Long after its shifting sands have covered the oasis cities its solitude & vast expanses will still call to us. For two years, renowned scenic photographer David Muench traveled the North American deserts--from the red sandstone spires of Monument Valley, Arizona to where the desert sands meet the deep blue sea at Desemboque Mexico, from the heights of Telescope Peak above Death Valley, California to the brilliant dunes of White Sands National Monument, New Mexico--& has captured this land's timeless beauty on film. ETERNAL DESERT'S text, written by the Dean of Southwestern authors, philosopher-historian, Frank Waters, captures the essence of this evocative mystical land & interprets it for the reader. ETERNAL DESERT is 144-pages, hardbound, 12 X 12 inches & features 114 color photographs.

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Table of contents page 20 The Eternal Desert
Map of the North American Deserts page 32 A Desert Journey
page 34 Creation Fire

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About the author (1990)

Muench has been photographing America for more than 30 years.

Since he began his writing career in 1935, Frank Waters has published many books, among them "The Man Who Killed the Deer," "The Colorado in the Rivers of America" series, "Book of the Hopi," and "Mexico Mystique,"

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