Meza 1George J. MezaDr. VogelCultural Anthropology 9 February 2020RR: Prevention Through Deterrence 1.I believe that DeLeon describes the desert in the beginning of the chapter to outline the harsh conditions that the dessert holds. In order to give the reader an idea of what he is talking about, and to give them a visual of how vicious the terrain is. DeLeon gave many details that stuck out to me within the first few pages but the most significant to me was “summer heat in the Sonoran Desert felt like ‘walking between great fires.’1 That’s putting it nicely. Right now it feels more like walking directly through flames.” This stood out to me because I really like the desert and the heat but walking through flames shouldn’t sound like a fun time to anyone. It also stood out to me and made me think of times where I have been in severe heat, and it is truly a miserable thing, so I can only imagine how draining it would be to walk for miles and miles in that kind of heat with limited resources.