Books

An incomplete list of books I've read in and on the desert. Most are linked to Amazon so I can earn a little scratch for lipstick and magazines. I do, however, encourage you to first pick these books up from your local library, look for these in your local new or used book stores, or borrow from and then lend to a friend before shopping at the company store.

Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey

The Land of Little Rain (Modern Library Classics)by Mary Austin

Sand in My Shoe, by Helen Bagley

Vermilion Sands, by J.G. Ballard

Aldous Huxley, Essays: The Desert Boundlessness and emptiness, Aldous Huxley (free online)

The Crows of Pearblossom, by Aldous Huxley, childrens book

Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West, by Rubén Martínez

Mockel's Desert Flower Notebook
This is one of my favorite desert plant books, self-published and illustrated by the author. Delicious descriptions on a multitude of Mojave natives, a treasure to own.

Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey, by Gary Paul Nabhan

No Place for a Puritan: The Literature of California's Deserts (California Legacy), by Ruth Nolan

Point Last Seen, by Hannah Nyala
If you're at all interested in tracking, or search and rescue, this it the book for you.

My Life on the Mojave, by June June LeMert Paxton

The White Heart of Mojave: An Adventure with the Outdoors of the Desert (American Land Classics), by Professor Edna Brush Perkins

Burro Bill and Me, by Edna Calkins Price


3 comments:

  1. The Man from the Cave by Colin Fletcher (Vintage 1982)

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  2. Very much looking forward to The Man from the Cave (the LA public library has a circulating copy) and learning about Chuckawalla Bill. THANKS!

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  3. Great list ! I'd add:

    Desert Reckoning: A Town Sheriff, a Mojave Hermit, and the Biggest Manhunt in Modern California History by Deanne Stillman

    (http://www.amazon.com/Desert-Reckoning-Sheriff-Biggest-California/dp/1568586086?ie=UTF8&keywords=Deanne%20Stillman&qid=1465442122&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1)

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