Authors in Conversation with Gary Nabhan and Francisco Cantú

Francisco Cantú

Francisco Cantú was an agent for the United States Border Patrol from 2008 to 2012, working in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. A former Fulbright fellow, he is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a 2017 Whiting Award, and a 2018 Art for Justice fellowship....

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Gary Nabhan

Gary Paul Nabhan is an agricultural ecologist, ethnobotanist, Ecumenical Franciscan Brother and author whose work has focused primarily on the interaction of biodiversity and cultural diversity of the arid binational Southwest....

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The Nature of Desert Nature
Gary Nabhan
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
University of Arizona Press
January 2020
ISBN 9780816540280
192 pages
$16.95, NYP
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In this refreshing collection, one of our best writers on desert places, Gary Paul Nabhan, challenges traditional notions of the desert. More/less

An Arboreal Love Affair
Gary Nabhan
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Chelsea Green Publishing
April 2020
ISBN 9781603589857
Paperback, 224 pages
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In his latest book, Mesquite, Gary Paul Nabhan employs humor and contemplative reflection to convince readers that they have never really glimpsed the essence of what he calls “arboreality. More/less

The Line Becomes a River
Dispatches from the Border
Francisco Cantú
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
February 2019
ISBN 9780735217737
Paperback, 288 pages
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For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. More/less

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