House of Rain Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest

ISBN-10: 0316067547

ISBN-13: 9780316067546

Edition: 2008

Authors: Craig Childs

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In this landmark work on the Anasazi tribes of the Southwest, naturalist Craig Childs dives head on into the mysteries of this vanished people. The various tribes that made up the Anasazi people converged on Chaco Canyon (New Mexico) during the 11th century to create a civilization hailed as "the Las Vegas of its day," a flourishing cultural center that attracted pilgrims from far and wide, and a vital crossroads of the prehistoric world. By the 13th century, however, Chaco's vibrant community had disappeared without a trace. Was it drought? Pestilence? War? Forced migration, mass murder or suicide? Conflicting theories have abounded for years, capturing the North American imagination for eons. Join Craig Childs as he draws on the latest scholarly research, as well as a lifetime of exploration in the forbidden landscapes of the American Southwest, to shed new light on this compelling mystery. He takes us from Chaco Canyon to the highlands of Mesa Verde, to the Mongollon Rim; to a contemporary Zuni community where tribal elders maintain silence about the fate of their Lost Others; and to the largely unexplored foothills of the Sierra Madre in Mexico, where abundant remnants of Anasazi culture lie yet to be uncovered.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 7/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.37" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Craig Childs is a river guide, a field instructor in natural history, an adventurer, & a writer. His other books include "Crossing Paths: Uncommon Encounters with Animals in the Wild" (Sasquatch). He camps in the backcountry of the American West at least nine months of the year, usually living in the back of his truck, out of a river vessel, or from his backpack. He hasn't had a phone in ten years.

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