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Published: 12 December 2011

384 Pages | 50 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199778928

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A Great Aridness

Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest

William deBuys

  • Author is Pulitzer Prize finalist, Pushcart Prize recipient, and Guggenheim fellow
  • Beautifully written naturalistic prose, in the tradition of Wallace Stegner and John McPhee
  • Compelling topic: the Southwest continues to be the fastest-growing and one of the most urban regions in the country--the book addresses whether or not its oasis-based culture will be able to continue
  • American Southwest is a proxy for semiarid ecosystems (e.g., Australia, the Middle East)--the climate effects in this region will shed light on climate events worldwide

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