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Saguaro: The Desert Giant

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Ask a Child to draw a picture of a cactus, and the result will probably look like a saguaro. Indeed, mass media have made this denizen of the Sonoran Desert universally recognizable, and perhaps just as misunderstood. In Saguaro: The Desert Giant, Anna Humphreys and Susan Lowell share true stories about this amazing, anthropomorphic cactus that are at least as intriguing as the folklore. A saguaro can grow to be a towering fifty feet or more and live for as long as two centuries. During rainy seasons, a large saguaro can soak up literally hundreds of gallons of water in its expandable, accordion-folded trunk and arms. For uncounted generations, the Tohono O'odham people in Arizona have harvested the sweet saguaro fruits to make syrup and wine.<P>Profusely illustrated with contemporary and historic photographs and other artwork, Saguaro: The Desert Giant celebrates this iconic cactus while arguing that the need to preserve its critical Sonoran Desert habitat is more pressing now than ever.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781887896306
Author:
Humphreys, Anna
Author:
Lowell, Susan
Author:
Humphreys
Publisher:
Rio Nuevo Publishers
Location:
Tucson, Ariz.
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Plants - Cacti/Succulents
Subject:
Sonoran Desert
Subject:
Saguaro.
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Botany
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 59).
Series Volume:
99-1
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
11.96x8.82x.20 in. .68 lbs.

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