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Ben Watson Staff PickMesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair

My current favorite book is Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair by Gary Nabhan. Gary is a gifted and prolific writer, but this book, like Gary himself, is entirely unique. It's a fascinating natural and cultural history of the amazing and resilient mesquite tree, wrapped in an often goofy, pun-filled barrage of personal stories and tales of metamorphosis from deep in the Sonoran Desert.

In this sense, Gary belongs to the proud tradition of environmental heroes and writers like Edward Abbey, who have found both truth and humor in the stark beauty of this arid landscape. Plus, who can resist a book with a foreword by someone named Petey Mesquitey?

Ben Watson, Senior Editor

THINK FOR YOURSELF, READ FOR THE WORLD.

Staff Picks from the Employee-Owners at Chelsea Green Publishing

Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair

My current favorite book is Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair by Gary Nabhan. Gary is a gifted and prolific writer, but this book, like Gary himself, is entirely unique. It's a fascinating natural and cultural history of the amazing and resilient mesquite tree, wrapped in an often goofy, pun-filled barrage of personal stories and tales of metamorphosis from deep in the Sonoran Desert.

In this sense, Gary belongs to the proud tradition of environmental heroes and writers like Edward Abbey, who have found both truth and humor in the stark beauty of this arid landscape. Plus, who can resist a book with a foreword by someone named Petey Mesquitey?

Ben Watson, Senior Editor

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This is the new, definitive work on oil and its historic significance—supplanting even Daniel Yergin’s The Prize.
—RICHARD HEINBERG, from the foreword

Beautifully written . . . A terrific education and an engrossing read.
—DENNIS MEADOWS, coauthor of The Limits to Growth