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  • Ode to a very hot spot

    Live! From Death Valley is John Soennichsen’s "love letter to an ill-tempered mistress," California’s Death Valley

  • Alien grasses are finding new homes in Arizona

    The writer speaks up for alien grasses that spread fire through the desert

  • Head games in the hot, hot desert

    In The Way Out, Craig Childs tells the true story of how he and a friend explored a Utah desert and, at the same time, journeyed through their own memories

  • In the nation's most dangerous park, the desert's heat still beats

    In Organ Pipe: Life on the Edge, Carol Ann Bassett pays homage to Organ Pipe National Monument and the strange beauty of the desert

  • The allure of the gnarled

    It took a while, but the writer eventually came to see the strange, harsh beauty of the gnarled old pinon and juniper trees in Canyon Country

  • Trees can be just another sacred cow

    Only God can make a tree, but anyone can ruin a prairie.

  • Developer under fire for destroying desert

    Developer George Johnson is being sued by the state of Arizona for major violations of environmental laws, committed in the early stages of his planned La Osa Ranch development

  • Death Valley wakes up with a bang

    The writer drives from Oregon to Death Valley to experience its once-in-a-lifetime wildflower bonanza

  • A thin, dry border between heaven and hell

    In his anthology, God’s Country or Devil’s Playground, editor Barney Nelson gathers together an eclectic mix of the best nature writing from the Big Bend of Texas

  • On a lonely road, time rolls to a stop

    The writer travels from New York to Nevada every year, just to stop on one of the state’s empty highways and listen to the endless desert silence

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