Mountain & Desert Literature

Here you'll find excerpts, chapters, and essays about the significance of mountains and deserts and human beings' ever-changing relationship with them. These writings have helped to inspire, shape, and inform the artwork that I make and offer on this website.

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Mountain Geography: Physical and Human Dimensions


Alton C. Byers, Martin F. Price, Donald A. Friend, Larry W. Price, Thomas Kohler

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Mountain Gloom And Mountain Glory: The Development Of The Aesthetics Of The Infinite

Majorie Hope Nicolson

AmERICAN WEST Literature

Here you'll find excerpts, chapters, and essays about the rich history and personal impressions of the American West. These writings have helped to inspire, shape, and inform the artwork that I make and offer on this website.

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The Grand Colorado: A Story Of Its Rivers And Its Canyons


Foreword by Wallace Stegner

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Slickrock: Endangered Canyons Of The Southwest

Essay by Edward Abbey

ROCK CLIMBING & MOUNTAINEERING Literature

Here you'll find excerpts, chapters, and essays about rock climbing (trad, sport, bouldering) and mountaineering. These writings have helped to inspire, shape, and inform my movement practice as well as the artwork that I make and offer on this website.

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Yosemite Climber


Essay by John Sheard

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Mountains And Mountaineering: Their Spiritual Significance

The Revd Philip Parker

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