House in the Sun Author:George Olin Here is George Olin at his best. In this book an outstanding naturalist and photogragher performs a labor of love for the Sonoran Desert he knows so well. "House in the Sun" is this arid and thorny desert land, a place of residence for a widely varied assortment of life forms. How the plants and animals have adapted, in constant and in... more »credibly delicious harmony, to the climatic and geologic restrictions of the region, is a major part of Mr. Olin's lavishly illustrated narrative. He avoids the cumbersome language so often used in ecological studies, yet misses nothing really significant.
The book has avowedly been written for young readers, to help them understand and appreciate the desert, the fragility of the many interrelationships which must be respected to keep it alive, and how best to keep oneself alive and healthy while visiting it. We would modify his avowed readership to read "for young readers and the young in heart from the teens through the nineties." No adult reader can fail to find enlightenment also, in a reading of the book.
Let the author enchant and instruct you as he weaves his magic carpet with words and pictures to carry you safely into the desert and all its richness of life, history, and prehistory.