The Secret Knowledge of Water: There Are Two Easy Ways to Die in the Desert: Thirst and Drowning (Compact Disc)

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By Craig Childs (Read by)
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A haunting, lyrical treatise on H2O from a master storyteller. "The storm abruptly ended. A curtain opened...the rain tapered, rose, tapered, and was gone. Sunlight arrived like a father busting in on his daughter and her date making out on the couch. Fun's over." A goldmine of prose, just lovely and obviously lovingly written. — Erik Barnum

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Like the highest mountain peaks, deserts are environments that can be inhospitable even to the most seasoned explorers. Craig Childs, who has spent years in the deserts of the American West-as an adventurer, a river guide, and a field instructor in natural history-has developed a keen appreciation for these forbidding landscapes: their beauty, their wonder, and especially their paradoxes. His extraordinary treks through arid lands in search of water are an astonishing revelation of the natural world at its most extreme.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781549124723
ISBN-10: 1549124722
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: May 7th, 2019
Language: English