Northwest Arid Lands: An Introduction to the Columbia Basin Shrub-Steppe

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Explores the rich variety of flora and fauna in shrub-steppe lands of the Columbia River Basin, a significant but long overshadowed region of the interior West. Lists and illustrates common plants and animals, especially species of conservation concern, and gives tips on places to see flowers and wildlife. Profiles of ecologists, biologists, and geologists offer a vision for stewardship of the region. Includes b&w illustrations and color photos of plants and animals, plus a glossary. O'Connor is a nature writer whose work has appeared in Washington Wildlife , Northwest Magazine , and Washington Magazine . Wieda manages the Partnership for Arid Lands Stewardship. Distributed by the U. of Washington Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A thorough and detailed natural history of the Columbia Basin shrub-steppe country

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The shrub-steppe is such a beautiful and important, yet under-appreciated, part of the Northwest. This book does a wonderful job of helping us understand it.

(Curt Soper, The Nature Conservancy of Washington)

A thorough and detailed yet fascinating and readable natural history of the Columbia Basin shrub-steppe country.

(Woody Wheeler, Washington National Audubon Society)

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