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Abbey, Edward. Beyond the Wall. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1984.

---. The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West. New York: Dutton, 1977.

Alcock, John. The Masked Bobwhite Rides Again. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1993.

---. Sonoran Desert Summer. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1990.

Basso, Keith. Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996. (Western States Book Award, 1996)

Berger, Bruce. The Telling Distance: Conversations with the American Desert. New York: Doubleday, 1991. (Western States Book Award, 1990)

---. There Was a River: Essays on the Southwest. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994.

Bowden, Charles. Blue Desert. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1986.

---. Killing the Hidden Waters. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1977.

Corbett, Jim. Goatwalking: A Guide to Wildland Living, a Quest for the Peaceable Kingdom. New York: Viking, 1992.

Fletcher, Colin. The Man Who Walked Through Time. New York: Knopf, 1967.

Harjo, Joy with Stephen Strom. Secrets from the Center of the World. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1990.

Kelsey, Michael R. Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau. Third Edition. Provo: Kelsey Publishing, 1995.

Krutch, Joseph Wood. Grand Canyon: Today and All Its Yesterdays. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1957.

---. The Voice of the Desert. New York: William Sloane, 1954.

Nabhan, Gary Paul. The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country. San Francisco: North Point, 1982.

---. Gathering the Desert. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1985.

Powell, John Wesley. The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons. New York Penguin, 1985.

Quanamen, David. "The Face of a Spider." The Flight of the Iguana. New York: Dell, 1988.

Shelton, Richard. Going Back to Bisbee. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1992. (Western States Book Award 1992)

Stegner, Wallace. Beyond the Hundreth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West. New York: Penguin, 1953.

Van Dyke, John C. The Desert. 1901. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith, 1980.

Woodin, Ann. Home Is the Desert. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 1964.

Zwinger, Ann. Downcanyon: A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Tucson: U of Arizona Press, 1995. (Co-winner of Western States Book Award 1995)

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Baja Norte

Janovy, John Jr. Vermilion Sea: A Naturalist's Journey in Baja California. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992.

Steinbeck, John. The Log from the Sea of Cortez. New York: Penguin Books, 1951.

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California (Northern and Eastern)

Austin, Mary. Earth Horizon. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1932.

---. The Land of Little Rain. New York: Penguin, 1903

Cowles, Raymond. Desert Journal: Reflections of a Naturalist. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1977.

Darlington, David. The Mojave: A Portrait of the Definitive American Desert. New York: Henry Holt, 1996.

King, Clarence. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1872.

Muir, John. The Mountains of California. New York: Penguin, 1984

Perkins, Edna Brush. The White Heart of Mojave: An Adventure with the Outdoors of the Desert. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922.

Stegner, Page. Outposts of Eden: A Curmudgeon at Large in the American West. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1989.

Zwinger, Ann. The Mysterious Lands: The Four Deserts of the United States. New York: Dutton, 1989.

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Bird, Isabella. A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1873.

Saner, Reg. The Four-Cornered Falcon: Essays on the Interior West and the Natural Scene. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1993.

Schultheis, Rob. The Hidden West: Journeys in the American Outback. San Francisco: North Point, 1983.

Petersen, David. Among the Aspen: Life in an Aspen Grove. Arizona: Northland, 1991.

Wilkinson, Charles F. The Eagle Bird: Mapping a New West. New York: Pantheon, 1992.

Zwinger, Ann. Beyond the Aspen Grove. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.

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Nevada and Utah (Great Basin)

Abbey, Edward. Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness. New York: McGraw, 1968.

---. Down the River. 1982. New York: NAL-Dutton, 1991.

McPhee, John. Basin and Range. New York: Faffar, 1980.

Reisner, Marc. Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water. New York: Viking Penguin, 1986.

Roberts, David. "Burnout in the Maze." Moments of Doubt and Other Essays. Seattle: Mountaineers, 1986.

Rukkila, Jean. "Mountain Flashes." Quarterly West 27 (Summer/Fall 1988): 80-89.

Solnit, Rebeeca. Savage Dreams: A Journey into the Landscape Wars of the American West. New York: Vintage, 1994. (also California)

Stegner, Wallace. The Sound of Mountain Water. New York: Dutton, 1980.

Strobridge, Ida Meacham. The Land of Purple Shadows. Los Angeles: self-published, 1909.

Trimble, Stephen. The Sagebrush Ocean: A Natural History of the Great Basin. Las Vegas: U of Nevada P, 1989.

Twain, Mark. Roughing It. 1872. New York: NAL, 1962.

Williams, Terry Tempest. Desert Quartet. New York: Pantheon, 1995.

---. Pieces of White Shell: A Journey to Navajoland. 1984. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1992.

---. Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. New York: Pantheon, 1991.

Zwinger, Ann. Run, River, Run: A Naturalist's Journey Down One of the Great Rivers of the West. 1975. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1991.

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New Mexico

Anaya, Rudolfo. Aztlan: Essays on the Chicano Homeland. Albuquerque: El Norte P, 1989.

Church, Peggy Pond. The House at Otowi Bridge: The Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1959.

Clark, H. Jackson. The Owl in Monument Canyon and Other Stories from Indian Country. Salt Lake City: U of Utah P, 1993.

Crawford, Stanley. A Garlic Testament: Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

---. Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico. New York: Doubleday, 1988.

Horgan, Paul. Great River: The Rio Grande in North American Histrory. New York: Rinehart, 1954.

Kappel-Smith, Diana. Desert Time: A Journey Through the American Southwest. Boston: Little, Brown, 1992. (multi-state)

Leopold, Aldo. "Arizona and New Mexico." A Sand County Almanac. New York: Oxford UP, 1949.

Luhan, Mabel Dodge. Edge of Taos Desert: An Escape to Reality. New York: Harcourt and Brace, 1937.

---. Winter in Taos. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1935.

Nichols, John. A Fragile Beauty: John Nichols' Milagro Country. Layton, UT: Gibbs M. Smith, 1987.

---. If Mountains Die: A New Mexico Memoir. New York: Knopf, 1986.

---. Keep It Simple: A Defense of the Earth. New York: Norton, 1992.

---. On the Mesa. Layton, UT: Gibbs M. Smith, 1986.

---. The Last Beautiful Days of Autumn. New York: Henry Holt, 1982.

---. The Sky's the Limit: A Defense of the Earth. New York: Norton, 1991.

Russell, Sharman Apt. Songs of the Fluteplayer: Seasons of Life in the Southwest. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1991.

---. When the Land Was Young: Reflections on American Archeology. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996.

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Nuevo Leon

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Bass, Rick. The Deer Pasture. New York: Norton, 1985.

---. "On Willow Creek." In Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places. Edited by Joseph Barbato and Lisa Weinerman. New York: Pantheon: 1994. (Essay on the Hill Country)

---. Wild to the Heart. New York: Norton, 1987. (multi-state)

Bedichek, Roy. Adventures with a Texas Naturalist. Austin: U of Texas P, 1947.

Dobie, J. Frank. The Voice of the Coyote. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1947.

Flores, Dan. Caprock Canyon: Journeys into the Heart of the Southern Plains. Austin: U of Texas P, 1990.

Gonzalez, Ray. Memory Fever: A Journey Beyond El Paso del Norte. Seattle: Broken Moon Press, 1993.

Graves, John. From a Limestone Ledge. 1980. Dallas: SMU Press, 2004.

---. Goodbye to a River. New York: Knopf, 1960.

---. Hard Scrabble: Observations on a Patch of Land. New York: Knopf, 1974.

Harrigan, Stephen. Comanche Midnight. Austin: U of Texas P, 1995.

---. A Natural State. Austin: Texas Monthly, 1988.

---. Water and Light: A Diver's Journey to a Coral Reef. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992.

Saenz, Benjamin Alire. Flowers for the Broken. Seattle: Broken Moon, 1992. (Texas/New Mexico, mixed fiction/nonfiction)

Tumer, Frederick. A Border of Blue: Along the Gulf of Mexico from the Keys to the Yucatan. New York: Henry Holt, 1993. (multi-state)

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Evers, Larry, and Ofelia Zepeda, eds. Home Places: Contemporary Native American Writing from Sun Tracks. Tucson: U of Arizona P, 1995.

McNamee, Gregory, ed. The Sierra Club Desert Reader: A Literary Companion. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1995.

Norris, Scott, ed. Discovered Country: Tourism and Survival in the Amercan West. Albuquerque: Stone Ladder Press, 1994.

Norwood, Vera, and Janice Monk, eds. The Desert Is No Lady: Southwestern Landscapes in Women's Writing and Art. New Haven: Yale UP, 1987.

Wild, Peter, ed. The Desert Reader: Descriptions of America's Arid Regions. Salt Lake City: U of Utah P, 1991.

Wilder, Kathryn, ed. Walking the Twilight: Women Writers of the Southwest. Flagstaff: Northland Publishing, 1994.

---. Walking the Twilight II: Women Writers of the Southwest. Flagstaff: Northland Publishing, 1996.

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Arid Lands and Water Policy

Bates, Sarah F., David H. Getches, Lawrence J. MacDonnell, and Charles F. Wilkinson. Searching out the Headwaters: Change and Rediscovery in Western water Policy. Washington, D.C., and Covelo, CA: Island Press, 1993.

Fradkin, Philip L. A River No More: The Colorado River and the West. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

Mount, Jeffery F. California Rivers and Streams: The Conflict Between Fluvial Process and Land Use. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Patrick, Ruth. Rivers of the United States, Volume 5, Rivers of the West and Southwest. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 1997.

Postel, Sandra. Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity. New York: W.W. Norton, 1992.

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Geology and Landforms

Chronic, Halka. Roadside Geology of Arizona. Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing, 1983.

---. Roadside Geology of Colorado. Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing, 2002

---. Roadside Geology of New Mexico. Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing, 1987.

---. Roadside Geology of Utah. Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing,1990.

Sharp, Robert P. and Allen F. Glazner. Geology Underfoot in Southern California. Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing, 1993.

Spearing, Darwin. Roadside Geology of Texas. Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing, 1991.

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DeVoto, Bernard A. Journals of Lewis & Clark. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973.

Ehrlich, Gretel. The Solace of Open Spaces. New York: Penguin, 1985.

Eiseley, Loren. The Night Country. New York: Scribner's, 1971.

Evernden, Neil. "Beauty and Nothingness: Prairie as Failed Resource." Landscape 27.3 (1983): 1-8.

Gruchow, Paul. Journal of a Prairie Year. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1985.

---. The Necessity of Empty Places. New York: St. Martin's, 1988.

Lopez, Barry. Desert Notes: Reflections in the Eye of a Raven. New York: Avon, 1976.

---. "The Stone Horse." Antaeus (Fall 1986).

Madson, John. Where the Sky Began: Land of Tallgrass Prairie. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982.

Schlissel, Lillian. Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey. New York: Schocken, 1982.

Stegner, Wallace. Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West. New York: Random House, 1992.

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Natural History and Ecology

Baars, Donald L. Navajo Country: A Geology and Natural History of the Four Corners Region. University of New Mexico Press, 1995.

Bakker, Elna. An Island Called California: An Ecological Introduction to Its Natural Communities. Berkeley: University of California, 1995.

Blair, Rob, ed. The Western San Juan Mountains: Their Geology, Ecology, and Human History. University of Colorado Press, 1996.

Brown, David E. and Neil B. Carmony, eds. Aldo Leopold's Southwest. University of New Mexico, 1995.

Brown, G. W. Jr. ed. Desert Biology, Volume I, Special Topics on the Physical and Biological Aspects of Arid Regions. New York: Academic Press, 1968.

---. Desert Biology, Volume II, Special Topics on the Physical and Biological Aspects of Arid Regions. New York: Academic Press, 1974.

Calvin, William H. The River That Flows Uphill. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1986.

Conrad, Jim. Mexico: A Hiker's Guide to Mexico's Natural History. Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1995.

Grayson, Donald K. The Desert's Past: A Natural Prehistory of the Great Basin. Smithsonian, 1993.

Harper, Kimball T., Larry L. St. Clair, Kaye H. Thorne, and Wilford M Hess, eds. Natural History of the Colorado Plateau and Great Basin. University of California Press, 1994.

Huckell, Bruce B. Of Marshes and Maize: Preceramic Agricultural Settlements in the Cienega Valley, Southeastern Arizona. University of Arizona, 1995.

Istock, Conrad A. and Robert S. Hoffmann. Storm Over a Desert Mountain: Conservation Biology and the Mt. Graham Affair. University of Arizona, 1995.

Polis, Gary A. ed. The Ecology of Desert Communities. University of Arizona, 1991.

Ramamoorthy, T.P., Robert A. Bye, Antonio Lot, and John Fa (eds). Biological Diversity of Mexico: Origins and Distributions. Oxford Press, 1993.

Reid, Robert Leonard. Mountains of the Great Blue Dream. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1991.

Stegner, Wallace. Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West. New York: Penguin Books,1954.

Wauer, Roland H. A Naturalist's Mexico. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1992.

---. Naturalist's Big Bend. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1980.

Woodin, Ann. Home is the Desert. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1984.

Yetman, David. Sonora: An Intimate Geography. University of New Mexico, 1996.

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Regional Animals

Caire, William, J.D. Tyler, B.P. Glass, and M.A. Mares. Mammals of Oklahoma. University of Oklahoma, 1989.

Davis, William B., and David J. Schmidly. The Mammals of Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Press, 1995.

Degenhardt, William G., Charles W. Painter, and Andrew W. Price. The Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico. University of New Mexico, 1996.

Gilbert, Bil. Chulo, A Year Among the Coatimundis. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1973.

Howells, Roberts G., Raymond W. Neck, and Harold D. Murray. Freshwater Mussels of Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Press, 1996.

Hubbs, Clark, Robert J. Edwards, and Gary P. Garrett. An Annotated Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of Texas, with Keys to Identification of the Species. Lubbock: The Texas Journal of Science, 1991.

La Rivers, Ira. Fishes and Fisheries of Nevada. University of Nevada, 1994.

Lowe,C.H. (ed). Vertebrates of Arizona. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1967.

McGinnis, Samuel M. Freshwater Fishes of California. University of California, 1987.

Schmidly, David J. Bats of Texas. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1991.

---. Texas Mammals East of the Balcones Fault Zone. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1983.

Sublette, James E., Michael D. Hatch, and Mary Sublette. The Fishes of New Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1990.

Tucson Audobon Society Publications Committee, ed. Davis and Russell's Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona. Tucson Audubon Society, 1995.

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Regional Plants

Danin, A. Plants of Desert Dunes. Springer-Verlag, 1996.

Dick-Peddie, William A. New Mexican Vegetation: Past, Present, and Future. University of New Mexico, 1992.

Dunmire, William and Gail D. Tierney. Wild Plants of the Pueblo Province: Exploring Ancient and Enduring Uses. Museum of New Mexico Press, 1995.

Epple, Anne Orth. A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona. SkyHouse Publishers, 1995.

Gould, Frank W. and Reid Moran. Grasses of Baja California, Mexico. San Diego Society of Natural History, 1981.

Kearney, Thomas H., Robert H. Peebles, et al. Arizona Flora. University of California Press, 1988.

Komarek, Susan. Flora of the San Juan Mountains: A Field Guide to the Mountain Plants of Southwestern Colorado. Kivaki, 1994.

Mason, Charles T. and Patricia B. Mason. Handbook of Mexican Roadside Flora. University of Arizona, 1987.

Moore, Michael. Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West. Museum of New Mexico Press, 1979.

Powell, A. Michael. Grasses of the Trans-Pecos and Adjacent Areas. University of Texas, 1994.

Richardson, Alfred. Plants of the Rio Grande Delta. University of Texas, 1995.

Roberts, Norman C. Baja California Plant Field Guide. Natural History Publications, 1989.

Turner, Raymond M., Janice Bowers, and Tony L. Burgess. Sonoran Desert Plants: An Ecological Atlas. University of Arizona, 1995.

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