By John Soennichsen
“Eloquently written, Soennichsen’s ebook is a triumph of reportage equivalent to McPhee.” —Publishers Weekly
* A compelling narrative approximately some of the most mysterious locations on the earth by way of acclaimed nonfiction author Soennichsen
Death Valley is a spot of record-breaking warmth and unexplained average oddities—a position the place salt beds descend one thousand toes under the outside; the place inch-long fish swim in a 112-degree creek; the place large boulders slide mysteriously throughout a dry lakebed. There also are gasoline stations, comfort shops, a customer middle, and a five-star inn. regardless of the fashionable conveniences, although, it’s nonetheless fairly effortless to die in dying Valley.
Author John Soennichsen spent a long time climbing, exploring, and gazing as a lot of this forbidding but interesting quarter as attainable. in keeping with journals stored in the course of his travels, Live! From demise Valley relates his reports within the area and examines the historical past, geology, and philosophical inspirations of the encircling quarter. along his personal tales Soennichsen weaves an inventive retelling of William Manly and the Bennet-Arcane party’s fateful pioneer journey via dying Valley in 1849–50, in addition to modern day stories of alien ship sightings, doomsday prophets, and picture and television creation sets.
Part guidebook, half autobiography, half narrative, Live! From dying Valley chronicles the uncooked historical past, weirdness, and geographical appeal of this impressive place.
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Live! From Death Valley: Dispatches from America's Low Point by John Soennichsen