Published by Trinity University Press, San Antonio, TX, 2006. Second printing. Hardcover, cloth. Quarto. 449pp. Fine in Fine unclipped dust jacket.
“Lopez asked 45 poets and writers to define terms that describe America’s land and water forms — phrases like flatiron, bayou, monadnock, kiss tank, meander bar, and everglade. The result is a major enterprise comprising over 850 descriptions, 100 line drawings, and 70 quotations from works by Willa Cather, Truman Capote, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, and others.”