Nature of Desert Nature—Book Launch with Gary Nabhan

Nature of Desert Nature edited by Gary Paul NabhanJoin us for a very special evening of words and images by the region's most preeminent Sonoran Desert visionaries as we launch the new book edited by Gary Paul NabhanNature of Desert Nature.

This Southwest Center Series publication wth UA Press demonstrates many fresh ways of envisioning and being in the desert. It recasts what a desert is and how its very presence shapes our own identities. 

As much of the planet becomes hotter and drier, we need to embrace the positive ways that true deserts offer us inspiration and insights about how to live well, joyously and consciously in the most diverse desert in the Americas. 

Featuring essays, poems, street murals, and songs, The Nature of Desert Nature rejects the dualism that science and art are divided in their views regarding the nature of desert nature; instead it offers us a feast prepared by some of the greatest desert ecologists, geographers, writers, photographers, contemplatives, and philosophers the arid world has ever known. Their surprising and sometimes disruptive commentaries on the relations between arid landscapes and human cultures will force you to reevaluate your assumptions about what a desert is and can be.

In this online book debut celebration, Gary Nabhan, who edited the collection, and Desert Laboratory Director Ben Wilder, who is a contributor to and helped support the publication, will host a number of the many authors for readings, discussions, and visual presentations.

The full lineup of our guests for our roundtables and readings will be published soon.

When: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm AZ time

Cost: Free

Registration: Required to secure your space. Please use this link to register.

GIVEAWAY! All registered viewers will be automatically entered into our online drawing as we give away four signed copies of the book; must be present online at the event to win.

You will also have an opportunity to purchase a book online during the event from one of our partners.

Contributors to the book include:

Thomas M. Antonio
Homero Aridjis
James Aronson
Tessa Bielecki
Alberto Búrquez Montijo
Francisco Cantú
Douglas Christie
Paul Dayton
Alison Hawthorne Deming
Father David Denny
Exequiel Ezcurra
Thomas Lowe Fleischner
Jack Loeffler
Ellen MacMahon
Rubén Martínez
Curt Meine
Alberto Mellado Moreno
Paul Mirocha
Gary Paul Nabhan
Ray Perotti
Larry Stevens
Stephen Trimble
Octaviana V. Trujillo
Benjamin T. Wilder
Andy Wilkinson
Ofelia Zepeda


Gary Paul Nabhan