By John A. Murray
ABOUT THE EDITOR
John A. Murray is the writer of forty-five books, together with Cinema Southwest: An Illustrated advisor to the films and Their destinations, which acquired the Southwest publication Award, and Mythmakers of the West: Shaping America’s mind's eye, which bought the Colorado booklet Award. He was once the founding editor of the realm nature sequence for Oxford college Press and of the yankee Nature Writing annual for Sierra membership Books. between his books is Writing approximately Nature: an inventive consultant, additionally to be had from the college of recent Mexico Press.
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