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Black Rock Hardcover – September 6, 2005
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It is a classic "Coffee table" book, that is, if you leave it on your coffee table and some one picks it up and looks at it for no more than five minutes it is impressive. However, don't try reading it. The text is pretentious, trying to be mystical, poetical and profound but only achieving verbosity. The text is merely an excuse to pad and space out the photographs which are NICE, but not great. Any amateur photographer with a good eye could do as well. Nothing is really spectacular which is strange given the number of years that the author has visited the desert.
There is some actual interesting information but the text could be condensed to four pages for a very nice pamphlet on the area.
It is the kind of book that a small university press publishes to show how hip it is to its locale.