Josh O'Brien

Senior GIS Analyst

Josh O'Brien - Favorites

Favorite books
  • Always Coming Home (Ursula Le Guin)
  • Arctic Dreams (Barry Lopez)
  • Memory of Fire (Eduardo Galeano)
  • The New Oxford Book of Food Plants (John Vaughan & Catherine Geissler)
Favorite Plateau places
  • The 80-mile-long backbone of Comb Ridge
  • Dinosaur tracks leading off a cliff in the La Sals
  • Vishnu schist by the Colorado River
Favorite Plateau organisms
  • Pinyon jays
  • Four Corners potatoes
  • Hawk moths at dusk
  • Prince's plume at midday



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