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Tom Harmer's A Walk Around the Horizon: Discovering New Mexico's PDF

By Tom Harmer

ISBN-10: 0826353649

ISBN-13: 9780826353641

North of Santa Fe, the recent Mexico panorama is framed by way of 4 excessive mountains. even supposing they're sacred to the Tewa Pueblo Indians, the 4 peaks are in numerous bureaucratic and cultural zones, which means each one top draws viewers yet few non-Indian tourists stopover at a couple of of the mountains. Tom Harmer’s chronicle of hiking all 4 of those mountains in a single summer—Sandia to the south, Chicoma to the west, Canjilon to the north, and Truchas to the east—offers a distinct view of a montane woodland in contrast to any on the earth, the place mountain, undeniable, and wasteland biota converge. outdoors fanatics and armchair tourists alike will enjoy Harmer’s specified account of his backpacking event, during which this sixty-two-year-old Anglo discovers the realities of complex cultural legacies, ecological demanding situations, and human foibles counterpoised opposed to his personal strengths and frailties.


Tom Harmer is additionally the writer of Going local and What I’ve regularly identified: residing in complete knowledge of the Earth. He lives in northern New Mexico.


“This is a e-book of excessive experience that lures the reader right into a profound know-how of the circulation of Nature. it's a significant bioregional guide that unearths the usual heritage and sacred caliber of the fatherland of El Norte. And it's a strong own mirrored image that compels us to protect this mythic panorama from those that could flip fatherland into money.”
-- Jack Loeffler, writer of pondering Like a Watershed

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