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Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago: Flora of the Sonoran Islands in the Gulf of California (Southwest Center)

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The desert islands of the Gulf of California are among the world's best-preserved archipelagos. The diverse and unique flora, from the cardand#243;n forests of Cholludo to the agave-dominated slopes of San Esteban remain much as they were centuries ago, when the Comcaac (Seri people) were the only human presence in the region. Almost 400 plant species exist here, with each island manifesting a unique composition of vegetation and flora. For thousands of years, climatic and biological forces have sculpted a set of unparalleled desert worlds.

Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago is the first in-depth coverage of the plants on islands in the Gulf of California found in between the coasts of Baja California and Sonora. The work is the culmination of decades of study by botanist Richard Felger and recent investigations by Benjamin Wilder, in collaboration with Sr. Humberto Romero-Morales, one of the most knowledgeable Seris concerning the region's flora. Their collective effort weaves together careful and accurate botanical science with the rich cultural and stunning physical setting of this island realm.

The researchers surveyed, collected, and studied thousands of plants--seen here in meticulous illustrations and stunning color photographs--providing the most precise species accounts of the islands ever made. To access remote parts of the islands the authors worked directly with the Comcaac, an indigenous community who have lived off marine and terrestrial life in this coastal desert region for centuries. Invaluable information regarding indigenous names and distributions are an intrinsic part of this work.

The flora descriptions are extraordinarily detailed and painstakingly crafted for field biologists. Conservationists, students, and others who are interested in learning about the natural wealth of the Gulf of California, desert regions, or islands in general are sure to be captivated by this rich and fascinating volume.

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Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago is the first in-depth coverage of the plants on islands in the Gulf of California found in between the coasts of Baja California and Sonora. Their collective effort weaves together careful and accurate botanical science with the rich cultural and stunning physical setting of this island realm.

About the Author

Richard Felger, PhD, is an associate researcher at the University of Arizona Herbarium, and the Sky Island Alliance in Tucson. Benjamin Wilder is a PhD student in the Botany and Plant Sciences Department at the University of California, Riverside. Humberto Romero-Morales is a conservationist and descendant of Seri people from Isla Tiburand#243;n, where he leads efforts to eradicate non-native species and guides bighorn hunting efforts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816502431
Author:
Felger, Richard S.
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Author:
Romero-Morales, Humberto
Author:
Felger, Richard S
Author:
Ezcurra, Exequiel
Author:
Wilder, Benjamin Theodore
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Botany-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Southwest Center Series
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
216 photos, 452 line art, 3 tables
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago is the first in-depth coverage of the plants on islands in the Gulf of California found in between the coasts of Baja California and Sonora. Their collective effort weaves together careful and accurate botanical science with the rich cultural and stunning physical setting of this island realm.

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