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Electronic Nightmares
"Digital Delirium," is a fine representative of a new genre: what might be called cybercriticism. [11-16-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Free-Wheeling Adventurer
"10 Years on 2 Wheels," by Helge Pedersen, is a real treat for armchair travelers. [11-02-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

European Views
In "Landscape and Memory," historian Simon Schama weaves a rich tapestry of European attitudes toward the land. [11-02-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Fear In High Places
Australian mountain-climber and writer Greg Child is a man without fear, if you believe what you read in this collection of often harrowing reports from the world's high places. [10-19-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Weston Revisited
Charis Wilson's remembrance of her famous photographer husband Edward Weston adds much to our understanding of the artist. [10-05-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

The Three-Ring Eco Circus
"Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West," by "New York Times" correspondent Tim Egan's curmudgeonly look at the mountain West. [09-28-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Propaganda Of Place
Phoenix, Arizona-based environmental historian Stephen J. Pyne explores the transformation of human thought about the Grand Canyon, once considered a worthless hellhole. [09-21-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Second Looks
A new kind of animal stalks the land these days. If you listen closely, you can hear its strange call. [09-14-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Where Words Collide
Like some glittering sci-fi dream come true, Planet Earth is fast developing one infinite, ever-open library, thanks to the World Wide Web. [08-17-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Artist Of The Frontier
In her account of the much-documented artist, historian and novelist John James Audubon, biographer Shirley Streshinsky aims to layer blood and flesh on a man wrapped in romantic mystery. [07-27-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Splicing Genetic Information
Jeremy Rifkin latest polemic, The Biotech Century: Harnessing the Gene and Remaking the World reads more like a stack of debater's three-by-five cards than a coherent narrative. [07-20-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Rites And Wrongs
Americans, it seems, have always loved to play Indian. [06-22-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Rest in Paz
"His Collected Poems" does much to give English-language readers a full view of the remarkable Mexican poet Octavio Paz -- one of the greatest of the 20th century -- and it is a fitting monument. [06-15-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Remembering Bobby
Amid televised remembrances of Bobby Kennedy's life and death 30 years ago, two books celebrate his accomplishments. [06-08-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Easy Reader
In "The Perfect Vehicle," Melissa Holbrook Pierson sets out to explore the motorcycle mystique. [06-01-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Crack Shot
Philippe Bourgois, an anthropologist, spent five years in a Puerto Rican barrio in East Harlem studying the culture of crack cocaine. [06-01-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Mighty Anthropomorphin'
Gordon Grice, a naturalist, professes a fascination bordering on love for the black widow spider in this collection of essays. [05-26-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

The Bloody Southwest
The American West was created by scavenging armed gangs whose horses and carts forded the rivers of blood they spilled. Such is the history that Cormac McCarthy urges on us in "Blood Meridian." [05-18-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Small, Small World
In "A Field Guide to the Invisible," author Wayne Biddle makes a weirdly fun, if sometimes unappetizing, inquiry into the unseen world of microbes, germs, and deities. [05-18-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Crack Shot
Philippe Bourgois, A San Francisco State University anthropologist, has spent five years in a Puerto Rican barrio in East Harlem studying the culture of crack. [04-27-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

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