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Sabino Canyon: The Life of a Southwestern Oasis

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Publisher Comments:

Nestled in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, Sabino Canyon demonstrates the beauty and resiliency of life in what many would assume to be a most inhospitable place. For thousands of visitors each year, this oasis in the Sonoran Desert offers the opportunity to experience biodiversity in action. David Lazaroff has called on years of studying, photographing, and educating people about Sabino Canyon to produce this clearly written and beautifully illustrated book. Focusing on the importance of Sabino Creek both to plants and animals and to human recreation, he tracks the ebb and flow of canyon life through the year and tells how people have sought to utilize the canyon through history. First-time visitors to Sabino Canyon will find their experience enriched through Lazaroff's insights into plants, animals, and geology, while those who regularly frequent Sabino's trails or pools can become better informed about its fragile desert and riparian habitats. For anyone curious about life in a genuine Southwestern oasis, this book captures the beauty and uniqueness of a natural treasure-house located in a bustling city's back yard.

Book News Annotation:

A popular guide to the natural and human history of a verdant canyon at the edge of the desert outside Tucson, Arizona. Many fine color plates and lucid drawings.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [105]-106) and index.

About the Author

David W. Lazaroff is the author of Sabino Canyon: The Life of a Southwestern Oasis and four other books. He lives in Tucson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816513444
Subtitle:
The Life of a Southwestern Oasis
Author:
Lazaroff, David Wentworth
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Location:
Tucson :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United States - West - Mountain (General)
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Human ecology -- Arizona -- Sabino Canyon.
Subject:
Natural history -- Arizona -- Sabino Canyon.
Subject:
Nature and Environment
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Subject:
United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY)
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 6, v. 1, pt. 6
Publication Date:
19930301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
119
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7.75 in

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