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A Glimpse of the Chihuahuan Desert/Una Vislumbre del Desierto Chihuahuense by Patricia Mihok was published in February 2014.

This seventy page book is a general overview of the largest desert in North America. It is illustrated with one hundred twelve (112) color photos, most of which were taken by the author. Deserts of the world, North America, and the Chihuahuan Desert locations are provided with maps. It describes the climate, weather, landforms, eight ecosystems, plants, and animals found in the third most biodiverse desert in the world.

The book won first place for children's non-fiction in the New Mexico Press Women 2015 Communication Contest. However, it appeals to many age groups. It also won first place for Spanish Language in the 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. A photo from the book, "Riparian Sunrise" won honorable mention in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science 2014 Naturescapes Photo Salon.

Ms. Mihok is a retired teacher from Las Cruces, NM. She is the recipiant of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. In 2003, her class won first place in the NASA Student Involvement Program for their project "My Planet Earth-The Chihuahuan Desert."

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