The Sagebrush Ocean, Tenth Anniversary Edition (Hardcover)
A Natural History of the Great Basin
University of Nevada Press, 9780874173437, 296pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 1999
This is the best general introduction to the ecology and spirit of the Great Basin, a place where "the desert almost seems to mirror the sky in size," where mountains hold "ravens, bristlecone pines, winter stillness and unseen, but satisfying, the possibility of bighorn sheep." Trimble's photographs come from the backcountry of this rugged land, from months of exploring and hiking the Great Basin wilderness in all seasons; and his well-chosen words come from a rare intimacy with the West.