Book Review: The San Luis Valley
Martha Quillen, of Colorado Central magazine reviews The San Luis Valley: Sand Dunes and Sandhill Cranes, a short by wide-ranging examination of what makes the San Luis Valley unique.
September 13, 2005. Rebroadcast September 17.
*** BOOK REVIEW: THE SAN LUIS VALLEY ***
ERIC WHITNEY: Time now for a book review, this one by Martha Quillen, an avid reader and co-publisher of Colorado Central magazine in Salida. She reviews The San Luis Valley: Sand Dunes and Sandhill Cranes, by Susan J. Tweit.
MARTHA QUILLEN: The San Luis Valley: Sand Dunes and Sandhill Cranes, by Susan Tweit, covers a lot more than dunes and cranes. In fact, it covers the geology, culture, flora, fauna, and even some of the political issues in the valley, all in a mere seventy-eight pages, and that includes photos by Glen Oakley.
Tweit, a field ecologist and nature writer, is both informative and lyrical, especially when she writes about cranes. “The birds flew off in lines,” she writes, “one following another, necks outstretched, skinny legs trailing, and wide wings cupping the air with powerful beaks. The rush of air through wing feath...
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