Book Release Celebration for ‘The Nature of Desert Nature’

As part of its ongoing lecture series, the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill will host a virtual book release celebration for The Nature of Desert Nature, edited by Gary Paul Nabhan.

December 9, 2020, 6 p.m.

For more information and to register for this online event, go here.

Nabhan is a longtime University of Arizona Press author and the Kellogg Endowed Chair at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center. He is author or editor of more than thirty books, including Enduring Seeds, Gathering in the Desert, and Food from the Radical Center. Honored with a MacArthur “Genius” Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, and other awards, Nabhan has lived in the desert for more than forty years.

The Nature of Desert Nature is a collection of essays from Nabhan, as well as friends, colleagues, and advisors from his four decades of study of deserts. Scientists, artists, desert contemplatives, poets, and writers bring the desert into view and investigate why these places compel us to walk through their sands and beneath their cacti and acacia. We observe the spines and spears, stings and songs of the desert anew.

Contributors: Thomas M. Antonio, Homero Aridjis, James Aronson, Tessa Bielecki, Alberto Búrquez Montijo, Francisco Cantú, Douglas Christie, Paul Dayton, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Father David Denny, Exequiel Ezcurra, Thomas Lowe Fleischner, Jack Loeffler, Ellen McMahon, Rubén Martínez, Curt Meine, Alberto Mellado Moreno, Paul Mirocha, Gary Paul Nabhan, Ray Perotti, Larry Stevens, Stephen Trimble, Octaviana V. Trujillo, Benjamin T. Wilder, Andy Wilkinson, and Ofelia Zepeda.

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