Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 175pp. Octavo [23 cm] Blue cloth over boards with a copper stamped title on the backstrip. Very good plus, with a short, thin mark on the bottom edge of the text block. In a very good dust jacket, with mild rubbing and scratching to the surface. Item #45651
Signed by the author on the title page. From the publisher- "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."