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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.
Apocalyptic Planet
Apocalyptic Planet
Field Guide to the Everending Earth
Ours is not a stable planet. It is prone to sudden, violent natural disasters and extremes of climate. In this exploration of our globe, I've gone to where apocalypse is happening now.
Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers
A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession
Beyond what most people think about archaeology--with its cleanly numbered dates, and discoveries--lies a vibrant and controversial realm of scientists, thieves, and contested land claims.
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 Secret Knowledge of Water
The Secret Knowledge of Water
Discovering the essence of the American desert.
A desert, by definition, lacks it, but when water does come, it is magical, and sometimes in devastating abundance.

Dig at Homolovi March 28, 2018
Dig at Homolovi
East of Winslow, a tarp tied at six points pumps like an enormous drum. Wind does not stop, not even to breathe, hot Arizona dust-blower from the north, the land of the dead. A crew fifteen feet down in the pit...

House of Rain Slideshow

Fall, 2016
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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