This ambitious anthology . . . gives naturalists a field day for expressing themselves. . . . An enlightening read for those who want to connect knowingly and accountably with our high-desert surroundings.
—Santa Fe New Mexican
This is a collection of journeys, experiences, dreams, and histories—personal, cultural, and natural. All demonstrate that literature is alive and well and intimately regional; all demonstrate that the modifier 'environmental' creates a larger view for writers, integrating their commitments to place and people.
A rich collection of environmental writing from a remarkably diverse group of contemporary southwestern authors . . . Longtime southwesterners will become reacquainted with old friends, while newcomers are introduced to many of the Southwest's finest nature writers.
—Journal of Arizona History
This volume is full of good things. . . . The authors Slovic has chosen embody much of the best hopes and the best thinking about the West.
—Western American Literature
Should find a permanent place on reading lists of courses in Western or Southwestern American literature and is an excellent choice for composition courses with an environmental theme.