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The Resource Desert : nature and culture, Roslynn D. Haynes

Desert : nature and culture, Roslynn D. Haynes

Label
Desert : nature and culture
Title
Desert
Title remainder
nature and culture
Statement of responsibility
Roslynn D. Haynes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sand. Cacti. Lizards. Mirages. Deserts call to mind exotic places, a sense of adventure and freedom, but also thirst and desolation. In Desert, Roslynn D. Haynes takes a fresh look at this geographical feature and cultural entity as it becomes an increasingly threatened environment. Considering the immense geographical diversity of deserts from the Sahara to Antarctica, Haynes explores the intriguing and often bizarre ways plants and animals adapt to such a hostile environment, as well as the diverse peoples that have inhabited deserts and evolved unique lifestyles and cultures in response to their surroundings. She asks why Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all originated in the deserts of the Middle East and traces the connections between the minimalism of desert existence and the pursuit of a spiritual dimension. Finally, she describes the allure deserts have exerted on the West, the significance of desolate landscapes in literature and film, and the revolution in artists' responses to the desert as an empty space and as an inspiration for new visual techniques with which to view it. Ending with a look at how commercial and military interests threaten desert ecologies, Desert casts new light on our view of these seemingly barren places
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1940-
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Haynes, Roslynn D.
Dewey number
551.41/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Earth series
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  • Deserts
  • Deserts
  • Desert ecology
  • Desert people
  • Deserts in art
  • Deserts in literature
Label
Desert : nature and culture, Roslynn D. Haynes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The diversity of deserts -- An armoury of adaptations -- Desert cultures past and present -- Museums of our ancestors -- Desert religions -- Travellers and explorers -- Deserts of the imagination -- Deserts in Western art -- Exploration and opportunity -- The world's major deserts
Control code
ocn834409897
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781780231693
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)834409897
Label
Desert : nature and culture, Roslynn D. Haynes
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The diversity of deserts -- An armoury of adaptations -- Desert cultures past and present -- Museums of our ancestors -- Desert religions -- Travellers and explorers -- Deserts of the imagination -- Deserts in Western art -- Exploration and opportunity -- The world's major deserts
Control code
ocn834409897
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781780231693
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)834409897

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