Almost Anywhere is a poignant exploration of our place in the natural world, chronicling a healing and sometimes humorous adventure undertaken in a time of personal desperation. In this travel narrative I wander with my best friends Bill and Maggie–a feisty dog in search of Amish cheese and slow chipmunks–and we ramble through national parks and wilderness in order to make peace with the past and find a pathway to the future. Chronicling our colorful adventure, Almost Anywhere is a rumination on the intersection of love, loss, nature and nonsense.
Continental Divide explores the wildlife and wild places of the US-Mexico border, as well as the human history and culture of the region, and the impact US border and immigration policy are having on the borderlands. The book combines wildlife and nature photography with essays on the natural and human history of the region.
Awards: National Outdoor Book Award 2013; American Library Association’s “Best of the Best” of University Presses 2013; Southwest Book of the Year 2012; New Mexico Book Award 2013; Eric Hoffer Book Award. Buy a signed copy of Continental Divide
This book was a collaboration with celebrated German photographer Klaus Nigge. Nigge provided never-before-seen photos of this endangered bird and I wrote the natural history text for the book.
Gambling on the Water Table, Defenders of Wildlife, 2007
Refuges at Risk: The Threat of Global Warming, Defenders of Wildlife, 2006
Defenders of Wildlife, 2009-2012
American Rivers, 2006