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Author: Galen Hunt,Deanne Stillman
ISBN: 0816523509
ISBN13: 978-0816523504
Language: English
Publisher: University of Arizona Press; 1 edition (September 15, 2006)
Pages: 96
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For Deanne Stillman, Joshua Tree is a place of pilgrimage. Her own desert mecca, the park speaks to her in ways that no other place does. With crisp and impassioned narrative she takes the reader through the parkas wonders, including a talking cactus, mysterious petroglyphs, and rocks in the shape of the late New York Yankees manager Billy Martin. Stunning photographs by Galen Hunt further accentuate the gorgeous landscape, highlighting the growing need to preserve its beauty.

Praise for Joshua Tree: Desolation Tango. Galen Hunt's photographs are truly artful

Praise for Joshua Tree: Desolation Tango. Deanne Stillman has a lock on the desert. Deanne reveals a deep empathy for the bizarre beauty of this rocky and spiny wonderland. Galen Hunt's photographs are truly artful. This is great introduction to one the most special places on Earth. The darkness that Deanne Stillman conjured up out of her book Twentynine Palms is the stark contrast to the way that she portrays the sacred land that we know as Joshua Tree monument. It's a poetic document along with excellent photographs.

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In a subtle dance of arid solitude, two southern California deserts come together at Joshua Tree National Park. One is the Colorado Desert-an extension of the Sonoran Desert-and features natural gardens of ocotillo and cholla cactus. The other end of the park engages the Mojave Desert, the special habitat of the Joshua tree as well as some of the most interesting geologic displays found anywhere.

Stillman is a regular at Joshua Tree National Park-she has daggered friends growing from the desert floor, friends she confides in, whom she measures her progress against even as the land around the park becomes less and less parklike

Stillman is a regular at Joshua Tree National Park-she has daggered friends growing from the desert floor, friends she confides in, whom she measures her progress against even as the land around the park becomes less and less parklike. It helps to know, too, that she is the author of the critically acclaimed Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murder, Marines, and the Mojave, first published in 2001. It’s more important to note, however, that Stillman is not just a reporter of events, whether those in real-time or in a more geologic sense. She is a participant.

Deanne Stillman is the author of "Desert Reckoning". a Southwest Book of the Year - 2012), "Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West," "Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murder, Marines, and the Mojave," and "Joshua Tree: Desolation Tango. A critically acclaimed work of literary nonfiction, "Twentynine Palms" was first published in 2001 and named a "best book" of that year by the .

Also by deanne stillman. Joshua Tree: Desolation Tango. Published by Nation Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group. Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West. Houghton Mifflin, 2008). University of Arizona Press, 2006). 116 East 16th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003.

Deanne Stillman (Stillman, Deanne). used books, rare books and new books. Joshua Tree: Desolation Tango (Desert Places): ISBN 9780816523504 (978-0-8165-2350-4) Softcover, University of Arizona Press, 2006. Find all books by 'Deanne Stillman' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Deanne Stillman'. Desert Reckoning: A Town Sheriff, a Mojave Hermit, and the Biggest Manhunt in Modern California History. ISBN 9781568586083 (978-1-56858-608-3) Hardcover, Nation Books, 2012. by Deanne Stillman, Judith Victoria Jacklin, Anne Patricia Beatts.

Deanne Stillman is the author of Joshua Tree: Desolation Tango as well as Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murder, Marines, and the Mojave

Deanne Stillman is the author of Joshua Tree: Desolation Tango as well as Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murder, Marines, and the Mojave. Here, she speaks with us about her fascination with the Mojave and her latest book, Desert Reckoning: A Town Sheriff, a Mojave Hermit, and the Biggest Manhunt in Modern California History. Here in the Overdeveloped World: An Interview with McKenzie Wark.

In a subtle dance of arid solitude, two southern California deserts come together at Joshua Tree National Park. One is the Colorado Desert—an extension of the Sonoran Desert—and features natural gardens of ocotillo and cholla cactus. The other end of the park engages the Mojave Desert, the special habitat of the Joshua tree as well as some of the most interesting geologic displays found anywhere. After the area became a national monument in 1936, local and regional residents were the primary visitors. As Southern California grew so did park visitation; Joshua Tree now lies within a three-hour drive of more than 18 million people. Elevated from national monument to national park status in 1994, Joshua tree now sees greater numbers of visitors than ever from around the nation and the world. For Deanne Stillman, Joshua Tree is a place of pilgrimage. Her own desert mecca, the park speaks to her in ways that no other place does. With crisp and impassioned narrative she takes the reader through the park’s wonders, including a talking cactus, mysterious petroglyphs, and rocks in the shape of the late New York Yankees manager Billy Martin. Stunning photographs by Galen Hunt further accentuate the gorgeous landscape, highlighting the growing need to preserve its beauty. While it explores the park’s history, geology, flora, and fauna, Joshua Tree also is a plea to walk lightly on the land, to conserve our natural heritage, and to appreciate places that call out to the soul. Additional Information and Publicity Electric Politics Review World Hum Excerpt Arroyo Monthly San Bernardino Sun Christmas Pick Los Angeles Times Profile
Comments to eBook Joshua Tree: Desolation Tango (Desert Places)
Vertokini
I bought this book because I love the SW desert area, and the book had one 5 star review which I read. (Always a bit iffy if this is the only product the person has reviewed.) Got the book used via Amazon and was disappointed in the photographs and writing--the latter mostly. As I read thru the pages, I kept flipping to the back cover to see who is this writer. The book is neither a travel guide nor an introspective interaction with the landscape. I would say: desert chick lit. The cover, back and front with photos and blurbs are the best things about the book. I gave it one star because if I had checked it out at the library or looked at it closely in a bookstore, I would not have purchased this book.
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When I got this book I spent the first week enjoying the photographs. I'm glad I devoted some undivided attention for these images. They express a personal involvement with, and a command of the subject matter. They would make a wonderful, gallery show. I was not in a hurry to get to the text, though, probably because I thought I already got the gist of the book from the excerpt in "My California" (Angel City Press), or that it was going to be a bit of a travel log.

What was I thinking!?! I clearly forgot who I was dealing with. This is the author that cracked wide open my emotions with her story of the heroic power of a young woman in the same desert ("Twentynine Palms").

Besides the blind side assault on my status quo, this volume, as most of what Ms. Stillman writes, performs well on several levels. Geology, botany, zoology, humor, history, and politics are woven together with autobiographical anthropology. And, despite the nonfiction genre, the book subtly tracks the opening, conflict, climax, and resolution of a play or novel.

Much of my enjoyment in reading her work is my perception of the recurring theme of putting Pop-Culture, Americana, and civilization in context. A kind of Grand Unification Theory. All political debate prompted by the biting, well supported commentary seems welcome in this Big Picture. And, Baseball is more than just a metaphor.

This book does satisfy the nature enthusiast's desire for the must see, and might see highlights of the Park, but moreover, it's well crafted, moving, and much larger than it's size suggests.
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