The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

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From mountain shrines to lowland oases, ethnobiologist Gary Nabhan takes us on a series of journeys with contemporary Papago Indians, the Tohono O'odham, or "Desert People." From these journeys we discover how much the Desert People know about the dynamics of their arid homeland in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. The" Desert Smells Like Rain "offers insights into the natural history of desert plants and animals as it documents a dying agricultural tradition that has enriched the biological diversity of the Papago's seemingly ...

The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country 1987, North Point Press

ISBN-13: 9780865470507

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