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The Deserts of the Southwest

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Publisher Comments:

Newly revised and updated, this comprehensive field guide describes the four deserts of the American Southwestand#151;the Great Basin, Mojave, Chihuahuan, and Sonoranand#151;which together stretch into nine southwestern states and Mexico. The topography, geology, and climatic conditions of these arid lands set the stage for one of the most fascinating of ecological studies: the survival and adaptation of animal and plant life in the severe, often extreme desert climate and terrain.

Abundantly illustrated with line drawings, maps, charts, and diagrams, The Deserts of the Southwest offers both the outdoor adventurer and the armchair naturalist a clear and detailed portrait of this complex, beautiful, fragile wilderness.

Synopsis:

Newly revised and updated, The Deserts of the Southwest is a comprehensive field companion to the plants, animals, geology, topography, climate, and ecology of the American Southwest. A perennial classic, it describes the four deserts — the Great Basin, Mohave, Chihuahuan, and Sonoran — which together stretch into nine southwestern states and Mexico. The topography, geology, and climatic conditions of these arid lands set the stage for one of the most fascinating of ecological studies: the survival and adaptation of animal and plant life in the severe, often extreme desert climate and terrain.

Abundantly illustrated with line drawings, maps, charts, and diagrams, The Deserts of the Southwest offers both the outdoor adventurer and the armchair naturalist a clear and detailed portrait of this complex, beautiful, and fragile wilderness.

"This book should help any desert adventurer, neophyte or seasoned traveler, to be better prepared."

-- Desert News

"Peggy Larson has given us...a fine handbook for the newcomer who wants to know more about what he sees, and even for those of us who have lived here for many years."

-- Arizona Highways

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-270) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578050529
Other:
Larson, Peggy
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Author:
Larson, Lane
Author:
Larson, Peggy
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
United States - South - West South Central (General)
Subject:
Deserts
Subject:
Southwest, new
Subject:
Desert biology
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Desert biology -- Southwestern States.
Subject:
Deserts -- Southwestern States.
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Sierra Club Naturalist's Guides
Series Volume:
al-juz® 9
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
78 BandW illustrations, Maps, Tables
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 4.5 in 9.5 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » North American Wildlife
Travel » General
Travel » North America » United States » Southwestern States

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Product details 304 pages Sierra Club Books - English 9781578050529 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Newly revised and updated, The Deserts of the Southwest is a comprehensive field companion to the plants, animals, geology, topography, climate, and ecology of the American Southwest. A perennial classic, it describes the four deserts — the Great Basin, Mohave, Chihuahuan, and Sonoran — which together stretch into nine southwestern states and Mexico. The topography, geology, and climatic conditions of these arid lands set the stage for one of the most fascinating of ecological studies: the survival and adaptation of animal and plant life in the severe, often extreme desert climate and terrain.

Abundantly illustrated with line drawings, maps, charts, and diagrams, The Deserts of the Southwest offers both the outdoor adventurer and the armchair naturalist a clear and detailed portrait of this complex, beautiful, and fragile wilderness.

"This book should help any desert adventurer, neophyte or seasoned traveler, to be better prepared."

-- Desert News

"Peggy Larson has given us...a fine handbook for the newcomer who wants to know more about what he sees, and even for those of us who have lived here for many years."

-- Arizona Highways

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