Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. 175pp. Octavo [23 cm] Full blue cloth with gilt title on backstrip. Fine / fine. Item #57608
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.