Books

Books

 

Asombro is lucky to have had three books published in association with the organization. They are available for both young readers and adults to enjoy. Look below for more information on each!

 


A Glimpse of the Chihuahuan Desert: Una Vislumbre del Desierto Chihuahuense

 

Written by Patricia R. Mihok

 

Nonfiction

 

This book, in both English and Spanish, will introduce readers to a unique region that has been hidden in plain sight for far too long. Of the four deserts found in North America, the Chihuahuan Desert is the largest. Located in both the United States and Mexico, it is not the desolate place most people think of when they hear “desert.” Eight ecosystems, resulting from basin and range landforms, have created an area teeming with extremely diverse plant and animal life. It is a place that deserves our attention and respect.

 

De los cuatro desiertos que se encuentran en Norteamérica, el Desierto Chihuahuense es el más grande. Localizado en los Esatdos Unidos y México, no es un lugar solitario como la mayoría de gente piensa cuando oye “desierto.” Ocho ecosistemas, resultados de formas de tierra llamadas cuenca y sierra, han creado un área llena con vida muy diversa de plantas y animales. Es un lugar que merece nuestra atención y respeto. Este libro les introducirá a los lectores una región única que se ha estado escondido en plena vista por demasiado tiempo.

 

This book won first place in the New Mexico Press Women’s Communications Contest 2015 for children’s non-fiction and won first place in the New Mexico-Arizona 2015 Book Awards for Spanish Language.

 


A Look at the Chihuahuan Desert: Un Vistazo al Desierto Chihuahuense

 

Written by Patricia R. Mihok

 

Juvenile Nonfiction

 

The Chihuahuan Desert is the largest desert in North America. It has more plants and animals than almost any other desert on the Earth. This English and Spanish book takes a look at this special place.

 

El Desierto Chihuahuense es el desierto más grande de Norte América. Tiene más plantas y animales que casi cualquier otro desierto de la Tierra. Este libro en inglés y español echa un vistazo a este lugar especial.

 


One Day in the Desert

 

Written by Anna Keener

Illustrated by Christina Wald

 

Juvenile Nonfiction

 

Mariana is a third grader living in Las Cruces, New Mexico at the northern fringe of the Chihuahuan Desert. One day her class visits Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park to hike to the top of an extinct volcano and see the plant and animal life that is special to this desert.