In The Deserts of This Earth
by Uwe George,
translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston
Hamish Hamilton, 1978, [First Edition], colour photographic plates, b/w photographs, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0241897777
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with small chips and tears to edges
'Illustrated with the author's own stunningly beautiful photographs, the book tells us of "ghost rains", flash floods, sand and dust storms, and all the other desert phenomena that would seem to confound life - and, at the same time, of the gallantly obstinate adjustments made by plant and animal species to perpetuate themselves in their inhospitable environment.
This is an engrossing, thought-provoking work, written with a clarity and sense of personal involvement that bring science to the layman in fascinating form. It suggests answers - many disquieting, some chilling - to timely questions on the limitations of our planet's life and resources.'