Touching on the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and South America before circling back to New Mexico, Arellano makes a case for preserving the acequia irrigation system and calls for a future that respects the ecological limitations of the land.
Environmental controversy brought so much attention to Mono Lake in the late twentieth century that it became best known for its appearance on “Save Mono Lake” bumper stickers. This thoughtful study is the first book to explore the lake’s environmental and cultural history.
Debra Bloomfield engaged for five years on a photographic project in the wilderness. After photographing the desert in Four Corners and the ocean in Still, she has moved on in this new book to the forest.
In this book a nationally honored science teacher tells true stories about real young people who study and care for water, fish, and other creatures in and around desert streams, ponds, lakes, and rivers.
This richly documented cautionary tale narrates the Gila River’s natural and human history. Now updated, McNamee’s study traces recent efforts to resuscitate portions of this important riparian corridor.
Thinking Like a Watershed points our understanding of our relationship to the land in new directions. It is shaped by the bioregional visions of the great explorer John Wesley Powell, who articulated the notion that the arid American West should be seen as a mosaic of watersheds, and the pioneering ecologist Aldo Leopold, who put forward the concept of bringing conscience to bear within the realm of “the land ethic.”
The Fight to Establish Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado
By Estella B. LeopoldHerbert W. Meyer
$24.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-5236-1 October 2012
“Reads like a mystery thriller wherein a handful of committed environmentalists forestall the destruction of America’s premier fossil beds. Brings to mind John Nichols’s The Milagro Beanfield War and Edward Abbey’s The Monkey Wrench Gang. It is a true story with a happy ending (unless you’re a real estate developer).”—Jack Loeffler, author of Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey