October 02, 2012
Field Guide to the Everending Earth
Ours is not a stable planet. It is prone to sudden, violent natural disasters and extremes of climate. In this exploration of our globe, I've gone to where apocalypse is happening now. From the driest deserts of Chile, through the genetic wasteland of cen
August 10, 2010
A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession
Beyond what most people think about archaeology--with its cleanly numbered dates, and discoveries--lies a vibrant and controversial realm of scientists, thieves, and contested land claims.
December 12, 2007
The Animal Dialogues
Uncommon Encounters in the Wild
This book is a collection of my own encounters, staring at animals for as long as they would stay. The stories range from the Arctic to Central America, from Arizona to Manhattan. From a praying mantis to a grizzly, jaguar to a hummingbird.
February 22, 2007
House of Rain
Tracking a vanished civilization across the american southwest.
A mix of highly personal journeys and hard-boiled archaeology, this book explores the so-called disappearance of the Anasazi.
January 01, 2005
The Way Out
A true story of ruin and survival
In a labyrinth of canyons in the American Southwest Childs and his friend Dirk undertake a journey to expose the root of their lives.
January 01, 2004
The Desert Cries
A season of flash floods in a dry land
Closely following a series of deadly flash floods in Arizona.
January 01, 2003
Soul of Nowhere
Deep wilderness journeys across the American Southwest, from the labyrinthine slot canyons of Utah to the deserted island beaches in the Sea of Cortes.
March 01, 2000
The Secret Knowledge of Water
Discovering the essence of the American desert.
A desert, by definition, lacks it, but when water does come, it is magical, and sometimes in devastating abundance.
October 01, 1999
Grand Canyon: Time Below the Rim
Hardbound photo book based on 120 days inside the Grand Canyon.
January 01, 1997
Personal encounters with animals in the wild.
January 01, 1995
Explorations in Canyonlands National Park (out of print).