GATHERING THE DESERT.
Edition: First printing.
Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1985) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A lovely book by this award winning author - who is both a MacArthur Fellow and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Conservation Biology. It focuses on a dozen of "the more than 425 edible wild species found in the Sonoran Desert to demonstrate just how bountiful the land can be. From the red-hot chiltepines of Mexico to the palms of Palm Springs, each plant exemplifies a symbolic or ecological relationship which people of this region have had with plants through history." Arranged according to the season, includes an original drawing by artist Paul Mirocha. SIGNED by Nabhan on the title page. Map. Bibliographic essay, index. Slightly oversized format. ix, 209 pp. ISBN: 0-816509352.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (inscription on front endpaper, small stain to fore-edge of text block, price-clipped) Uncommon signed.