"Twenty years ago, the first edition of Dan Flores's Caprock Canyonlands became one of the first books ever to treat the flat, arid landscape of the southern High Plains as a place of uncommon beauty and enduring spirit. In this knowledgeable and heartfelt narrative of the canyons and badlands of eastern New Mexico and western Oklahoma and Texas - where he lived at the time - Flores evokes the history and natural history that shaped the region, drawing equally upon geology, mythology, botany, art, history, anthropology, and literature.
This new edition, published in honor of the twentieth anniversary of that original work, features a foreword by bestselling author Annie Proulx and an afterword by environmental historian Thomas R. Dunlap. Containing stunning photographs taken by the author among the landscapes he prizes, Caprock Canyonlands ha been favorably compared by readers and reviews to the work of such icons of nature and environmental writing as William Bartram, Aldo Leopold, John Muir, and Henry David Thoreau. In tribute to the lasting impact of this book upon the environmental awareness of Texas and the Southwest, Texas A&M University Press is proud to offer this Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Caprock Canyonlands: Journeys into the Heart of the Southern Plains."
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.7 x 10.2 inches