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Desert Palette

By Jack Dykinga - March 5th, 2004

Sun and silence, life and death, beauty and heat. The Sonoran Desert defies easy capture in words just as it has defied human settlement. In this stunning collection, Jack Dykinga, a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, reveals the sudden beauty amid the blazing heat. Long dismissed as a wasteland, we are only now realizing its biological and ecological importance. Numerous historical figures have traveled through this landscape, including Juan Bautista de Anza, whose route was recently designated a National Millennium Trail, one of the featured trails in On the American Trail. Now, in partnership with One World Journeys, we celebrate life in a sun-cracked land and urge you to join the effort to establish a Sonoran Desert National Park in Arizona and preserve this fragile jewel for future generations.


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