A natural history of the sonoran desert revised and updated edition. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert: Steven J. Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus and Mark A. Dimmitt: Trade Paperback: 9780520287471: Powell's Books 2019-02-24

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A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert 2nd edition

a natural history of the sonoran desert revised and updated edition

The spine may show signs of wear. Finally, the book is well organized and well indexed making it a reference I will turn to again and again. In just under 600 pages, handsomely illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, and prcise pen-and-ink drawings, 35 experts share their considerable knowledge of man and nature in the Sonoran Desert. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert provides the most complete collection of Sonoran Desert natural history information ever compiled and is a perfect introduction to this biologically rich desert of North America. The experts get scientific, diving into the biochemistry you need to understand how plants adapt photosynthesis to the arid desert heat. When the Museum staff began to work on this natural history of our region, our initial intent was to distill into a single publication the essential stories that we had gathered together in our various training courses over the decades.

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A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert 2nd edition

a natural history of the sonoran desert revised and updated edition

Its terrain varies dramatically, from parched desert lowlands to semiarid tropical forests and frigid subalpine meadows. Put together by the museum's exceptional academic and curatorial staff, Natural History is a storybook, a field guide, a lay geology, paleontology, and human ecology textbook, and a handy encyclopedia - and it reads as enjoyable as fiction. This comprehensive, accessible natural history is written for nonscientists and will surely become an invaluable companion for nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, hikers, students, and anyone interested in the desert Southwest. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert takes readers deep into its vast expanse, looking closely at the relationships of plants and animals with the land and people, through time and across landscapes. Its terrain varies dramatically, from parched desert lowlands to semiarid tropical forests and frigid subalpine meadows.

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A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert: Revised and Updated Edition by Arizona

a natural history of the sonoran desert revised and updated edition

This comprehensive natural history, like the original edition, will surely become an invaluable companion for nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, hikers, students, naturalists, and anyone interested in the desert Southwest. This text provides a complete collection of Sonoran Desert natural history information and is an introduction to this biologically rich desert in North America. Covering southeastern California, the southern half of Arizona, most of Baja California, and much of the state of Sonora, Mexico, this vast area is home to an amazing variety of plants and animals. Each entry includes Nest Shape and Material, Habitat and Location, Eggs, Possible Builder, Natural History, Diet and Feeding, and Similar Nests. This was a preliminary study, and the project is ongoing. The book also identifies and describes individual pollinators? It includes general information about pollinators, their habitats, and how you can help them do their work. Savor it as you sit beneath a saguaro cactus, eating the succulent fruit, hearing the breeze make music as it blows through the cactus spines — a living thumb piano.

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ASDM Press Category

a natural history of the sonoran desert revised and updated edition

Close your eyes, and smell a world filled with the fragrances of night-blooming cactus flowers, sacred datura, and the aromatic oils of creosotebush released into the air after the first summer rains. It is home to 130 species of mammals, more than 500 kinds of birds, 20 amphibians, 100 or so reptiles, and 30 native freshwater fish. It's not easy to pull together a reference work like this one. The first 150 pages are chapters delving into processes, the last 350 are longform descriptions of plants and animals, guidebook-style. It not only allows you to quickly identify the Southwest's most commonly seen lizards but it also contains dozens of fascinating facts about their lives such as a species that consists entirely of females and another that actually has a voice! This comprehensive, accessible natural history is written for nonscientists and will surely become an invaluable companion for nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, hikers, students, and anyone interested in the desert Southwest. Taxonomic nomenclature has been updated and new color plates and figures have been added. A copublication with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

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9780520220294

a natural history of the sonoran desert revised and updated edition

The text is supplemented throughout with anecdotes, essays, photographs, maps, diagrams, and 450 finely rendered drawings. Para los lectores jĂłvenes, asĂ­ como para los maestros y los padres, el libro incluye descripciones breves de historia natural de los animales y las plantas que aparecen en el cuento de VĂ­ctor. A copublication with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum I wish every ecosystem would receive the same care from attentive, loving scientists and observers wishing to describe and share their home. Taxonomic nomenclature has been updated and new color plates and figures have been added. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert takes readers deep into its vast expanse, looking closely at the relationships of plants and animals with the land and people, through time and across landscapes. Covering southeasternmost California, much of southern and central Arizona, most of Baja California, and much of the state of Sonora, Mexico, it is home to an extraordinary variety of plants and animals. I borrowed my copy so only read that first section; if I had my own I'd debate walking with it everywhere; it's pretty heavy to carry on your back.

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A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert: Revised and Updated Edition

a natural history of the sonoran desert revised and updated edition

He spent a couple of decades hybridizing Trichocereus Echinopsis, cacti , then Tillandsia bromeliads ; he has introduced about 50 cultivars. While written for intermediate readers ages 8 to 12 or so , young and old alike will find this delightfully illustrated story humorous, touching, and meaningful. Taxonomic nomenclature has been updated and new color plates and figures have been added. He is coauthor of the book Adenium: Sculptural Elegance, Floral Extravagance 2008. This comprehensive, accessible natural history is written for nonscientists and will surely become an invaluable companion for nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, hikers, students, and anyone interested in the desert Southwest.

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A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert: Revised and Updated Edition by Arizona

a natural history of the sonoran desert revised and updated edition

And that's just the story! This book is destined to become the bible of Sonoran Desert nature literature. Bees, birds, beetles, biodiversity, all right here in one place in accessible prose. This book is destined to become the bible of Sonoran Desert nature literature. Hundreds of photos, a dozen maps and figures, and more than two dozen stand-alone profiles highlight special places, people, or elements of the Catalinas and Sky Island Region. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. The mere mention of these words sends most of us running for cover. And use this book as a wellspring for reflection, to remind all of us human mortals that there are other lives on the face of this earth which enrich our own.

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a natural history of the sonoran desert revised and updated edition

Along the way, they will learn about some of the unique characteristics of not only vultures, but of some common birds of prey in the Sonoran Desert. They also can be a challenge to identify for many people. Throughout, the text is supplemented with anecdotes, essays, color and black-and-white photographs, maps, diagrams, and 450 finely-rendered drawings. The authors—experts in many fields—begin with a general look at the region's geology, paleoecology, climate, human ecology, and biodiversity. Covering southeasternmost California, much of southern and central Arizona, most of Baja California, and much of the state of Sonora, Mexico, it is home to an extraordinary variety of plants and animals. This new edition adds chapters on the Sky Islands, Sea of Cortez, desert pollinators, and conservation issues.

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The Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

a natural history of the sonoran desert revised and updated edition

Disciplines: Ecology, Environmental Education, Herpetology, Mammalogy, Natural History, Plant Ecology Regions: Alamos, Arizona Uplands, Baja California, Gran Desierto Chapter: Tucson Website: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. Put together by the museumand 39;s exceptional academic and curatorial staff, Natural History is a storybook, a field guide, a lay geology, paleontology, and human ecology textbook, and a handy encyclopedia - and it reads as enjoyable as fiction. There is little missing in this book and much to recommend it. Conscious that we protect what we know, the authors of this book describe the geology, plants, animals, and human history of this special place. In truth, these creatures don't present any great danger, as long as we know who they are, how they behave in nature, and what we should do to avoid unwanted encounters.

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