Southwest

A Walk Around the Horizon

Discovering New Mexico's Mountains of the Four Directions
By Tom Harmer

Outdoor enthusiasts and armchair travelers alike will relish Harmer’s precise account of his backpacking adventure, in which this sixty-two-year-old Anglo discovers the realities of complicated cultural legacies, ecological challenges, and human foibles counterpoised against his own strengths and frailties.

Southwest Aquatic Habitats

On the Trail of Fish in a Desert
By Daniel Shaw

In this book a nationally honored science teacher tells true stories about real young people who study and care for water, fish, and other creatures in and around desert streams, ponds, lakes, and rivers.

Detonography

The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg
By Evelyn Rosenberg
Photographs by John Trotter

In this book, the first to showcase her work, Evelyn Rosenberg describes the history and genesis of Detonography and explains from conception to installation how a piece of explosive art is made.

Subjects: ArtSouthwest

Leaving Tinkertown

By Tanya Ward Goodman

“Goodman writes beautifully. The characters are well drawn, compelling, and convincing. Most importantly, the book has genuine emotional power, which builds as the story unfolds, even though how it will end is understood from the beginning.”--Frank Huyler, author of The Blood of Strangers

Subjects: MemoirSouthwest

New Mexico's Quest for Statehood, 1846-1912

2nd Edition
By Robert W. Larson

Combining extensive research and a clear and well-organized style, this book offers a thorough and comprehensive account of the territory’s extraordinary six-decade struggle for statehood.

Road to Nowhere and Other New Stories from the Southwest

Edited by D. Seth HortonBrett Garcia Myhren

The Southwest of the twenty-first century is full of surprises, and so is this collection of southwestern short stories published between 2007 and 2011.

Subjects: FictionSouthwest

The Border Is Burning

By Ito Romo

Loners, families, fathers, wives—anyone who lives on the border between Mexico and the United States also lives on a border of violence and complexity. Here a master of Chicano noir explores that world in lean and haunting stories that you will never forget.

Sandals of the Basketmaker and Pueblo Peoples

Fabric Structure and Color Symmetry
By Lynn Shuler TeagueDorothy K. Washburn

The decorated sandals worn by prehistoric southwesterners with their complex fiber structures and designs have been dissected, described, and interpreted for a century. Nevertheless, these artifacts remain mysterious in many respects. Teague and Washburn examine these sandals as sources of information on the history of the people known as the Basketmakers.

An Archaeology of Doings

Secularism and the Study of Pueblo Religion
By Severin M. Fowles

In this probing study, Severin Fowles undertakes a sustained critique of religion as an analytical category in archaeological research.

African American History in New Mexico

Portraits from Five Hundred Years
Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud

Bruce Glasrud assembles the best information available on the themes, events, and personages of black New Mexico history.

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