Place Published: Tucson, AZ
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Date Published: 1986
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 14860
175pp. Octavo [23 cm] Full blue cloth with gilt title on backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Jacket price clipped.
Signed by the author in black ink on the title page. In 'Blue Desert', Charles Bowden presents a view of the Southwest that seeks to measure how rapid growth has taken its toll on the land. Writing with a reporter's objectivity and a desert rat's passion, Bowden takes us into the streets as well as the desert to depict not a fragile environment but the unavoidable reality of abuse, exploitation an human cruelty.