Sonora: An Intimate Geography (University of Arizona Southwest Centre) (Paperback)

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Now available in paperback, this informal account of the people, culture, land, and history of Sonora, Mexico, describes blistering deserts, alpine mountains, tropical river valleys, and arid coastlines, and relates the lives and stories of cattlemen, lumbermen, fishermen, weavers, cobblers, musicians, bootleggers, and Indians. The author's curiosity extends to the weaving of N cori hats, the distillation of fiery bacanora, and the utility of the tegua, the Sonoran cowboy boot. Sonora is also a record of painful twentieth-century change of human dislocation from rural villages to industrial cities and the relentless destruction of Sonoran forests, jungles, deserts, and rivers. A regular visitor for over thirty years, the author provides a colorful portrait of the Sonora of the past, present, and future.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780826321848
ISBN-10: 0826321844
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 1999
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: University of Arizona Southwest Centre