A Natural History Of The Sonoran Desert

Author: Steven John Phillips
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520287479
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"This book takes readers deep into the Sonoran Desert, looking closely at the relationships of plants and animals with the land and people, through time and across landscapes.

The Sonoran Desert Tortoise

Author: Thomas R. Van Devender
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816526062
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This book presents the first comprehensive summary of the natural history, biology, and conservation of the Sonoran and Sinaloan desert tortoises, reviewing the current state of knowledge of these creatures with appropriate comparisons to ...

Dry Borders

Author: Richard Stephen Felger
ISBN: 9780874808186
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An excursion into the Sonoran Desert along the U.S.-Mexico border brings to life the beauty of a spare and seductive terrain, telling the stories of the people, plants, and politics that layer a landscape in need of understanding and ...

Mountain Islands And Desert Seas

Author: Frederick R. Gehlbach
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN: 9780890965665
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" Gehlbach's observations throughout the book are personal and passionate, and his pleas for change are backed by sobering statistics and illustration.

Desert Heart

Author: William K. Hartmann
Publisher: California Bill's Automotive
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A natural history survey covers early explorers, legends and tales of the area, the geological and archeological finds, and a reflection on the current state of affairs of the desert

The Oxford Handbook Of Environmental History

Author: Andrew C. Isenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199394474
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See “Stewart Udall: Sonoran Desert National Park,” Journal of the Southwest 39,
nos. 3 and 4 (AutumnWinter, 1997): 315–320. The special double issue in which
the interview appears—titled “Dry Borders: Binational Sonoran Desert Reserves”
—contains essays by a range of specialists on the region. For more on the
ecosystem, see Steven J. Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus, A Natural
History of the Sonoran Desert (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000).
Moreover, as ...

Design With The Desert

Author: Richard Malloy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439881383
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... sculptural growth forms characterized by swollen stems or starkly exposed
stems unconcealed by foliage. At the other extreme is a unique desert growth
form that landscape architect Iain Robertson calls diaphanous plants. Their stems
and foliage are so. * Adapted with permission from Plant ecology of the Sonoran
Desert Region, in Phillips, S.J. and Comus, P.W. eds., A Natural History of the
Sonoran Desert, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press/University of California
Press, pp.