Badlands and ruins, hot air balloons and pueblo life -- somewhere between the pop fame of Route 66 and prehistoric landscape of Carlsbad Caverns is the spirit of New Mexico: ancient and breath taking. Santa Fe and Albuquerque are alive with Spanish dance, modern architecture and painting, while vibrant native cultures thrive throughout the state. Visitors enjoy activities such as world-class skiing at Taos and white-water rafting along the legendary Rio Grande. In New Mexico, some of North America's best photographers celebrate this intriguing state, from ghost towns and sacred sites to vital urban communities and snowy wilderness scenes. About the America series: As expansive as America itself, this outstanding series captures outstanding views of panoramic landscapes, brilliant city skylines, and picturesque communities. Each volume focuses on a city or state and features 96 pages and 70 stunning images by internationally renowned photographers, plus descriptive captions.