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Sand, Wind, and War

Memoirs of a Desert Explorer

The University of Arizona Press

Records the work, travels, and adventures of one of the last of the great British explorers, a man who served in both world wars and carved out a special niche in science through his studies of desert sands.

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Worlds in the Sky

Planetary Discovery from Earliest Times Through Voyager and Magellan

The University of Arizona Press

William Sheehan gives us a history our fascination with planets, weaving together scientific history, anecdotes surrounding planetary discoveries, and the personal reflections of an incurable amateur astronomer. He describes how we arrived at our current understanding of the Moon and the planets and shows how certain individuals in history shaped the world’s knowledge about the Solar System.

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The Navajo Hunter Tradition

The University of Arizona Press

A new approach to the study of myths relating to the origin of the Navajos. Based on extensive fieldwork and research, including Navajo hunter informants and unpublished manuscripts of Father Berard Haile.

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Rudo Ensayo

A Description of Sonora and Arizona in 1764

The University of Arizona Press

An incomparable record of a twelve-year mission in 18th century Sonora, the Rudo Ensayo as rendered in modern English is also a fascinating travelogue through an untamed land.

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Arid Lands in Perspective

The University of Arizona Press

Represents the combined efforts of many people with varied orientations to summarize aspects of current research and knowledge relevant for the multitudes attempting to inhabit Earth’s warm arid areas, known for their imbalance of natural resources.

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Rim of Christendom

A Biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino, Pacific Coast Pioneer

The University of Arizona Press

"This re-issued biography recounts [Kino's] work with loving detail and with an accuracy that has survived slight amendments. Its accompanying plates, maps, and bibliography enhance a text that should find a place in every serious library."—Religious Studies Review

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