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Virga & Bone
Virga & Bone
Essays from Dry Places
"In the actual Southwest, blemishes count as much as beauty. Character abides in both, which is how Craig Childs sees it."  ~ GREG CHILD
Atlas of a Lost World
Atlas of a Lost World
A vivid travelogue through prehistory that traces the arrival of the first people in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates.
The Animal Dialogues
The Animal Dialogues
Uncommon Encounters in the Wild
This book is a collection of my own encounters, staring at animals for as long as they would stay. The stories range from the Arctic to Central America, from Arizona to Manhattan. From a praying mantis to a grizzly, jaguar to a hummingbird.

The Shape of a Horse February 25, 2021
The Shape of a Horse
My mother is an artist, and when she was a kid in New Mexico she'd draw horses in a Southwestern style, jaunty spring in their step and delicately curved...

House of Rain Slideshow

Green River, Utah
You find a cadence in breathing and motion, the way the sun glides, shadows shrinking and growing.

Lower San Juan
Paddling the San Juan River into Lake Powell
The river has jumped its channel and now flows across open country. It has hit a bedrock ridge and is pouring over into a fresh waterfall...

Salar de Atacama
Salar de Atacama, Chile
It is awful ground for walking, slabs breaking, cutting, shattering...

Cordrillera de la Sal
Atacama Desert, Chile
I go down on my knees licking a clear, wildly-eroded boulder, biting off bits of it...

Baker Dam Site
Rio Baker, Chile
Gray tongues of the Baker heave over an edge with steel-bending force, sheets of mist ripping into the air...

Nef Glacier
Nef Glacier, Patagonia
The blue of ice deepens. Baby blue at first, it descends into a shadowy, saturated sea, a color so agonizingly rich it seems perilous...

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