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In Desert America, a work of powerful reportage and memoir, acclaimed author Rubén Martínez explores a world of extremes: drug addiction flourishing in the shadow of some of America's richest zip codes, an exclusive Texas enclave that coexists with bloodshed on the banks of the Rio Grande, and Native Americans hunting down Mexican migrants crossing the most desolate stretch of the border/5(22).
The book manages to plot out quite nicely, the full spectrum of uses and facilities in the American desert. The large panoramic photos are generally of excellent quality and are effective in demonstrating the matter at hand.
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Now, in Desert America, a work of powerful reportage and memoir, Rubén Martínez, acclaimed author of Crossing Over, evokes a new world of extremes: outrageous wealth and devastating poverty, sublime beauty and ecological ruin/5.
A savage journey into terror, cacti, drugs, desperation and all-around anomie in the superheated atmosphere of the desert Southwest. Go east of Los Angeles miles and you’re in downtown Tweakerville, an area full of meth labs, bad vibes and bad attitudes.
But it is a book that completely changed the American idea of what the Western desert could be, and Sierra Club hikers will still carry it around.
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The term Great American Desert was used in the 19th century to describe the western part of the Great Plains east of the Rocky Mountains in North America to about the th meridian.
It can be traced to the Stephen H. Long's scientific expedition which put the Great American Desert on the map. The area is now usually referred to as the High Plains, and the original term is now sometimes.
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The North American Deserts. North America has four major deserts: Great Basin, Mohave, Chihuahuan and Sonoran.
All but the Sonoran Desert have cold winters. Freezing temperatures are even more limiting to plant life than is aridity, so colder deserts are poorer in. In his new book “Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New ‘New West,’” Los Angeles writer Rubén Martínez leaves the city behind for the beauty and desolation of the dry, sparsely Author: Hector Tobar.
Deserts of the World. The Sahara Desert: Geology and Climate - One of the most storied and unforgiving lands in the world, the Sahara -- the Arabic word for "desert" -- evokes a poignant sense of time and nature's power, of antiquity and legend, of wonder and mystery.
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It is technically a semi-arid climate; Chihuahua Desert a desert in Mexico and the United States; Great Basin Desert. Black Rock Desert. In his new book, "Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West," Rubén Martínez, a journalist and poet with a middle-class Los Angeles background.
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Starre Vartan August 4,p.m. The travesty of book deserts. Get this from a library. Deserts of America. [John C Wingfield] -- Describes the geographical features, climate, and plants and animals of the deserts of North America with emphasis on their interrelationship.
Librarian Diana Lopez says the low-income area around her library branch could be considered a book desert with many empty storefronts and the closest book store five miles away. Last year, the city librarians gave all kids in grades K-8 at nearby Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr., Academy their own library cards.
The Atlantic Crossword. a clearer picture of the nation’s “book deserts,” finding intense disparities in housing segregation undermines the prospects of America’s youngest citizens Author: Alia Wong. Deserts of America. [John C Wingfield] -- Describes the geographical features, climate, and plants and animals of the deserts of North America with emphasis on their interrelationship.
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It also features the Colorado River Delta, an ecological hotspot where the river feeds into the Gulf of California (a.k.a. Sea of Cortez). Get this from a library. Desert America: boom and bust in the new Old West.
[Rubén Martínez] -- Over the last decade the West has undergone a political and demographic upheaval comparable only to the opening of the frontier. Now, in "Desert America," a work of powerful reportage and memoir.
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The term "book desert" came into regular use in the mids and the social enterprise Unite for Literacy is credited as having coined the term.
Unite for Literacy created an operational definition of a book desert when they published the U.S. Book Desert Map: A geographic area (country, state, county, census tract) where it is predicted that a majority of homes have less than printed books.
As for more recent evocations, I’d recommend Ruben Martinez or Hari Kunzru, whose most recent books (“Desert America” and “Gods Without Men”) came out. Book Overview Desert Wildflowers of North America leads visitors and certified desert rats alike through the flora of the blooming desert.
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