Rants from the Hill

On Packrats, Bobcats, Wildfires, Curmudgeons, a Drunken Mary Kay Lady, and Other Encounters with the Wild in the High Desert
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Author(s): Michael P. Branch
Original Publish Date: Jun 06, 2017
Product Number: EB00702187
Released: Jun 06, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834840911
Publisher: Roost Books
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Description

"If Thoreau drank more whiskey and lived in the desert, he'd write like this."—High Country News Welcome to the land of wildfire, hypothermia, desiccation, and rattlers. The stark and inhospitable high-elevation landscape of Nevada's Great Basin Desert may not be an obvious (or easy) place to settle down, but for self-professed desert rat Michael Branch, it's home. Of course, living in such an unforgiving landscape gives one many things to rant about. Fortunately for us, Branch—humorist, environmentalist, and author of Raising Wild—is a prodigious ranter. From bees hiving in the walls of his house to owls trying to eat his daughters' cat—not to mention his eccentric neighbors—adventure, humor, and irreverence abound on Branch's small slice of the world, which he lovingly calls Ranting Hill.

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