A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum; Edited by Steven J. Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus

Published by Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press / University of California Press, 2000
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Synopsis: Imagine crossing a threshold not into someone s home but into another world. Imagine that world to be inhabited by creatures with names as wild as Gila monster, chuckwalla, vinagaroon, boojum and devil s claw. Close your eyes, and smell a world filled with the fragrances of night-blooming cactus flowers, sacred datura, and the aromatic oils of creosotebush released into the air after the first summer rains. Listen hard, and hear the distant calls of Cactus Wrens, cicadas, Scaled Quail, Curve-billed Thrashers and spadefoot toads. Then open your eyes again, and see that the world you ve entered into is swarming with leafcutter ants, carpenter bees, hummingbirds, and kangaroo rats. You have not entered into someone else s home, but one which for a day, a year, or an entire lifetime, may be your own: the Sonoran Desert. It is a homeland that rambles over some 120,000 square miles (320,000 km2) in two countries and five states.

From the Inside Flap: "This fine book offers one-stop shopping for authoritative answers to all your questions about a most wonderful place, the Sonoran Desert. Bees, birds, beetles, biodiversity, all right here in one place in accessible prose. Who can ask for more than that?"—John Alcock, author of In a Desert Garden

"Definitive and delightful—a fabulous compendium of facts and experiences written by the most knowledgable scholars in the field. This encyclopedic guide will make desert rats out of those who aren't already."—Ann H. Zwinger, author of Run, River, Run

"Once in a generation, a guide to understanding a major North American landscape comes along. This book is such a touchstone, sure to become a classic. The emphasis here is on biodiversity, mutualism, co-evolution, and, especially, ethno-relationships—the long history of connection between desert peoples and their homeland, on both sides of the border. This book gives desert dwellers everything they need to develop the crucial awareness, to say, 'This is a remarkable place, filled with astonishing creatures and processes. We must act now, with fierceness and tenderness, or it will be gone.'"—Stephen Trimble, author of The Sagebrush Ocean

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Title: A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert
Publisher: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press / University of California Press
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hard Cover with Dustjacket
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition First Printing.

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