ISBN #: 0938216694
Title: Life in Motion (Plateau Journal: Land and Peoples of the Colorado Plateau, Vol 5/2)
Authors: Anne Weiler Walka, Gary Nabhan, Elisabeth Rozin, Richard K. Mangum, Peter Nabokov, Richard Mahler, Jack Beale Smith
Publication Date: 2001
Life moves at variable speeds on the Colorado Plateau: flying, hitchhiking, seeping, wandering, running, even simmering in diverse forms of flora and fauna as well as in the guise of human ambition, desire, custom, and nourishment. Savor this diversity of movement and motives across a spacious landscape... in which they are all connected. "Water from the Rock" by Ann Weiler Walka Water leads an underground life, migrating from surface to aquifer and springing forth in the glorious but fragile seeps and springs of Grand Canyon. "Pilgrims on the Pollen Path" by Gary Nabhan The mobile and immobile engage in an eternal dance that includes the crucial transportation of plant pollen by winged creatures. "Travels of the Three Sisters"by Elisabeth Rozin Corn, beans, and squash-the "three sisters" of pre-Columbian cooking began in the Americas and traveled to Europe, which returned the favor with foods of her own to enrich the southwestern table. "The Amazing Trackless Train and the Lost Town of Bobsburg" by Richard K. Mangum What happened when a bold plan was hatched to move Arizona copper from mine to railhead aboard World War I tanks? "Breath as Soul: Indian Running" by Peter Nabokov A look at the place of running in Native American cultures. From carrying messages great distances to communicating with spiritual beings, running is essential to traditional Native lifeways. "A Little Too Different: The Enigma of Evertt Ruess" by Richard Mahler The young wanderer lost in the Southwestern wilderness nearly seventy years ago still invites speculation. Richard Mahler looks at Ruess' life and at why it still holds such fascination for many. "Along the 35th Parallel" by Jack Beale Smith The story of how a single throughway, first surveyed by Lt. Edward Beale, became the major avenue of history in the West.