Wealthy Northeastern socialite Gertrude Webster seemed to delight in defying class and gender stereotypes as she worked tirelessly to "Save the Desert" by taking charge of the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society (ACNFS)--now known as the Desert…

Adobe has served as an inexpensive and reliable building material for cultures across the globe for several millenia. Although ancient in origin, the use of adobe boasts thoroughly modern advantages such as renewability and energy efficiency, making…