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7 edition of The Desert Smells Like Rain found in the catalog.

The Desert Smells Like Rain

A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

by Gary Nabhan

  • 172 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by North Point Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Sociology,
  • Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies,
  • Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes,
  • Nature / General,
  • Papago Indians,
  • Sonoran Desert

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages158
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8317129M
    ISBN 100865470502
    ISBN 109780865470507
    OCLC/WorldCa29868610

    Its spirit is alive, less than forty miles away, in a true Sonoran Desert oasis. In the end, the rain was just a tease, a faint, scattered hope. I would not presume to say whether they are the five best desert books, and modesty precludes my listing any books published by The University of Arizona Press, where I work. Amadeo Rea put it, 'It is as if someone fired a shotgun just before we arrived there. Real rain demonstrated an extraordinary superiority over the artificial variety to bring about a high rate of germination.

    Reviews like this oneof his Coming Home to Eat, come across as awfully naive when Nabhan's comments are read in relation to their original context, so I'm pleased to have accidentally started at the beginning. I read this as I researched the location for some of my own writing, and I will certainly use what I learned here. Angela Joyce I think everyone who lives in America should read this, for starters. While Tevis did trigger germination of one kind of desert wildflower with a little less than two inches of fake rain, none germinated with less than an inch. Required Cookies These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features.

    If you've experienced rain in the Sonoran Desert, you'll know exactly what the title of this book smells like. These durable functional relationships between humans and other life forms are the products of a slow evolution and cannot be remade in a day. All that aside, Dune is very well conceived and crafted; from a tiny room on an imperial planet, Herbert moves the reader through veil after veil to reveal more and more of life on the desert planet. Libyan Sands: Travel in a Dead World. Myka Dubay A light, yet insightful glance not only into the lives of the Papago Indians, but desert culture itself; from farming to the rituals surrounding rain. Their ways of adapting life so that it would flourish in a land of little rain are examples for people who have given too little attention to these matters.


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The Desert Smells Like Rain by Gary Nabhan Download PDF Ebook

Woven through his account are coyote tales, O'odham children's impressions of the desert, and observations on the political problems that come with living on both sides of an international border.

A new edition of Dix, by the way, is scheduled for publication this very month February In doing so, workmen churned up the only known stratification of human habitation between Ajo and Yuma.

The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in O'odham Country (Paperback)

By properly locating their fields "at the mouths of washes,' and by constructing low, water-spreading fences of woven brush, they help floodwater to dump its load of debris within the fields. Bringing O'odham voices to the page at every turn, he writes elegantly of how they husband scant water supplies, grow crops, and utilize wild edible foods.

I'll go even further. It's a good introduction to Lopez and to his keen view of the desert. Adam Bender A short, satisfying read with great insights into the O'odham culture and how people live in the Arizona desert.

Ancient humans were making and using catchment basins in the Middle East long ago.

What is that interesting smell the desert has right before it rains?

As Dr. It is sad that the border of the US and Mexico have divided an ancient people who survived before any government help.

The Desert Smells Like Rain book of this material, called wako'ola, are left behind the water- spreaders after the flood has moved on.

And whereas Midwestern farmlands are annually losing forty or fifty tons of topsoil per acre and millions of dollars worth of nutrients to erosion, some Papago fields are The Desert Smells Like Rain book good soil.

Fascinating scientifically as well as wonderful stories. Here the reader is lured into botany, ethnology, hydrology, and a couple of million acres by vivid writing, good pictures, and a beautifully produced book. Not in this book. Without the soil disturbance associated with plowing and flood irrigation, these natural foods for birds and rodents no longer germinate.

Neither enough to settle a dust, nor slake a thirst. All that aside, Dune is very well conceived and crafted; from a tiny room on an imperial planet, Herbert moves the reader through veil after veil to reveal more and more of life on the desert planet.

A remarkably humane essay on nature and respect for it. I enjoyed this book very much. There are also sections of the book which explain other aspects of Tohono O'odham life, particularly religious practices; Nabhan visits and explains the meaning of a Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co.

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Performance and reliability cookies These cookies allow us to monitor OverDrive's performance and reliability. Longtime residents of the Sonoran Desert, the Tohono O'odham people have spent centuries living off the land—a land that most modern citizens of southern Arizona consider totally inhospitable.

Molly Varley Beautiful painting of the lives of the Papago Indians. A short, beautiful book of vignettes exploring aspects of native Papago desert agriculture, from traditional harvesting of unpredictable floodwaters to food preparation practices.Apr 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of The Desert Smells Like Rain: A book by Gary Paul Nabhan.

Seven stories from two of Nabhan's books, The Desert Smells Like Rain and Gathering the Desert, provide insights into natural history and folklore of the desert.

2 Free shipping over $Cited by: It is where life is and has always been. The program / layout incorporates the many thoughts of our client about the past and present rhythms of life here as well as my readings of this basin over 39 years including the canonical book The Desert Smells Like Rain.

The Desert Smells Like Rain : A Naturalist in O'odham Country

It is a kind of anti-subdivision, driven by principles of sustainable desert. The Desert Smells Like Rain A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country (Book): Nabhan, Gary Paul: An ethnobiologist examines the world of the Papago Indians of Arizona and Mexico, drawing attention The Desert Smells Like Rain book the role of the desert and desert ecology in Papago Indian agriculture, culture and mythology.The Desert Smells Like Pdf A Naturalist in O'odham Country by Gary Paul Nabhan.

ebook. Nabhan conveys the everyday life and extraordinary perseverance of these desert people in a book that has become a contemporary classic of environmental literature.

Nature Nonfiction.Dec 24,  · If you’re talking about the Sonoran desert, where I live. I don’t know about other deserts. I dunno about my friend down there, I’ve never heard of someone ‘drinking from a barrel cactus’.

That’s a bit of a cowboy myth and might even make you sic.And it smells wonderful after a ebook. In fact, O’Malley knows of a couple ebook had a sprinkler system installed specifically to rain upon their creosote bushes on evenings when they entertain so their guests could enjoy the aroma.

Creosote bushes are members of the evergreen family and are named for the tar-like aroma of their resin.