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The View from Bald Hill: Thirty Years in an Arizona Grassland

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In 1540 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado introduced the first domestic livestock to the American Southwest. Over the subsequent four centuries, cattle, horses, and sheep have created a massive ecological experiment on these arid grasslands, changing them in ways we can never know with certainty. The Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in the high desert of southeastern Arizona is an 8,000-acre sanctuary where grazing has been banned since 1968. In this spirited account of thirty years of research at the ranch, Carl and Jane Bock summarize the results of their fieldwork, which was aimed at understanding the dynamics of grasslands in the absence of livestock. The View from Bald Hill provides an intimate look at the natural history of this unique site and illuminates many issues pertaining to the protection and restoration of our nation's grasslands.

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This is a personal account of Carl and Jane Bock's studies of ecological changes in an Arizona grassland following livestock removal in 1968. The Bocks summarize the results of 30 years' field work aimed at placing the ecological lessons learned at the ranch in a broader context of how humans are impacting the contemporary landscape of the American West.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520924260
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Nature : Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Foreword:
Greene, Harry W.
Author:
Bock, Carl E.
Author:
Carl E. Bock
Author:
Jane H. Bock
Author:
Bock, Jane H.
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Grassland ecology
Subject:
Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch Sanctuary
Subject:
Arizona
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Grassland ecology - Arizona - Appleton-
Subject:
Appleton-Whittell R
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Nature Studies-North American Wildlife
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Ecology
Publication Date:
April 2000
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
221

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , This is a personal account of Carl and Jane Bock's studies of ecological changes in an Arizona grassland following livestock removal in 1968. The Bocks summarize the results of 30 years' field work aimed at placing the ecological lessons learned at the ranch in a broader context of how humans are impacting the contemporary landscape of the American West.
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