Secret Knowledge of Water

By Childs, Craig

ISBN 9780316610698

Price $16.00

Like the highest mountain peaks, deserts are environments that can be inhospitable even to the most seasoned explorers. As Craig Childs makes clear in this highly praised book, there are two easy ways to die in the desert: thirst or drowning. His extraordinary treks through arid lands in search of water -- mysterious solitary water holes, a network of streams that flow only at night, a gushing fountain that conceals a hidden lake, serene and otherworldy -- are an astonshing revelation of the natural world at its most extreme.