Philip's guide to deserts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780540089482

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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Philip's Guide to Deserts is a highly illustrated introduction to the world's desert regions - their formation, their highly adapted animal and plant life, their precarious ecologies and natural resources, and their extraordinarily varied human populations. The authors discuss the amazing adaptations that both fauna and flora have evolved to survive. They also look at desert peoples, their customs and religions, and describe how many have flourished in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth. They provide an indepth study of the world's desert resources, both the mineral riches and agricultural potential they offer, and how these are impacted by broad regional water strategies. The authors give useful information on which desert locations to visit and their significant cultural, historical and archaeological sites, as well as a thoughtful look at the future ecological and social issues that confront desert peoples. An Atlas section maps the world's deserts region by region, charting their area, resources, and threats both man-made and natural. The general editors are Professor Tony Allan and Professor Andrew Warren, of London University. Professor Allan is an expert on water resource management in the Middle East and Africa; Professor Warren is a specialist in desert sand dunes, desertification and soil erosion.

Anza-Borrego Desert Region

A Guide to State Park and Adjacent Areas of the Western Colorado Desert

Author: Diana Lindsay,Lowell Lindsay

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899975909

Category: Travel

Page: 306

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Now in its expanded 5th edition, The Anza-Borrego Desert Region offers complete coverage of the over 1 million acres of desert lands, including Anza-Borrego State Park, Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (OWSVRA), parts of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, and adjacent BLM recreational and wilderness lands.

A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia

Author: Philip Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781876334864

Category: Botany

Page: 503

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Covers the major plants of three-quarters of the continent of Australia. This book features 800 species that are well-known, and can be easily seen throughout inland Australia.

Mojave Desert Wildflowers

A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of the Mojave Desert, Including the Mojave National Preserve, Death Valley National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park

Author: Pam Mackay

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793880

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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The Mojave Desert eco-region extends from eastern California to northwestern Arizona, southern Nevada, and southwestern Utah, and boasts plant communities as diverse as alkali sinks, dune systems, Joshua tree woodland, pinyon juniper woodland, mixed mojave scrub, and even riparian woodland. This fully updated and revised edition will be appreciated not only by amateur wildflower enthusiasts, but experts will also find the detailed photographs and charts useful in distinguishing among similar species in difficult groups. Species are arranged by color and plant family for easy identification. This guide features 300 of the common species, full-color photographs (many brand new to this edition), detailed descriptions, information on bloom season, and interesting facts about each plant.

California's Wild Gardens

A Guide to Favorite Botanical Sites

Author: Phyllis M. Faber

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520240315

Category: Nature

Page: 236

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An introduction to California's botanical diversity showcases the splendid abundance of California's native plants in their natural settings, looking at more than one hundred unique sites throughout the state, along with their distinctive ecology and rare and common flora. Original.

California Desert Wildflowers

Author: Philip Alexander Munz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520008991

Category: Botany

Page: 122

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'An important addition to any desert-traveler's library....By far the best booklet devoted to the flowers of the arid lands.' -- The Desert Magazine

By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean

The Birth of Eurasia

Author: Barry Cunliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199689172

Category: Civilization

Page: 530

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By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean is nothing less than the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it is a tale covering over 10,000 years, from the origins of farming around 9000 BC to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century AD. An unashamedly 'big history', it charts the development of European, Near Eastern, and Chinesecivilizations and the growing links between them by way of the Indian Ocean, the silk Roads, and the great steppe corridor (which crucially allowed horse riders to travel from Mongolia to the Great Hungarian Plainwithin a year). Along the way, it is also the story of the rise and fall of empires, the development of maritime trade, and the shattering impact of predatory nomads on their urban neighbours. Above all, as this immense historical panorama unfolds, we begin to see in clearer focus those basic underlying factors - the acquisitive nature of humanity, the differing environments in which people live, and the dislocating effect of even slight climatic variation - which havedriven change throughout the ages, and which help us better understand our world today.

A Boone and Crockett Field Guide to Measuring and Judging Big Game

Author: Philip L. Wright,William H. Nesbitt

Publisher: Boone and Crockett Club

ISBN: 9780940864443

Category: Big game hunting

Page: 288

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A compact field guide that includes judging big game. This first-of-its-kind field guide includes detailed instructions on how to score each of the North American big game species recognized by the Club, including numerous illustrations to clearly demonstrate techniques for proper measurement. Also included are techniques for evaluating and field judging the most popular species of North American big game. As most hunters know field judging big game before you decide to take an animal goes hand-in-hand with knowing how to score an animal. Other important sections of the field guide include: o General measuring techniques o Boundaries definitions o Reproduction of all the score charts o General policies of the Club's Records Committee Philip L. Wright, one of the original Official Measurers of the Boone and Crockett Club, served as the Chairman of the Records of North American Big Game from 1987-1994. William H. Nesbitt is an Official Measurer and a Professional Member of the Boone and Crockett Club.

A Reference Guide to Latin American History

Author: James D. Henderson,Helen Delpar,Maurice Philip Brungardt,Richard N. Weldon

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 1563247445

Category: History

Page: 615

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A guide to Latin American history includes a chronology of key events from pre-Columbian history through the present, a thematic survey following each topic (economic change, cultural development, politics and government) across time, and 300 biographies of Latin Americans throughout history.

Asymmetrie

Roman

Author: Lisa Halliday

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446261273

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Es beginnt mit einer Eiswaffel, auf einer Bank im Central Park. Hals über Kopf stürzt sich Alice in eine Lovestory mit dem berühmten Schriftsteller Ezra Blazer. Sie ist 25, er in seinen Siebzigern. Ein erotisches, tragikomisches Kammerspiel – doch dann setzt eine ganz andere Erzählung ein. Amar, ein amerikanisch-irakischer Doktorand auf dem Weg nach Nahost, wird am Londoner Flughafen in Gewahrsam genommen. Und landet im Vakuum von Wartesälen und endlosen Verhören. Subtil verwebt Lisa Halliday die zwei so ungleichen Geschichten zu einem kühnen, provokanten Roman. Sie schreibt über die Machtgefälle, die unsere Welt durchziehen, zwischen Jung und Alt, Glück und Talent, dem Persönlichen und Politischen.

Arizona and the Grand Canyon

Author: John Gattuso

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781585731695

Category: Travel

Page: 350

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This book provides everything you'll ever need in a guide book. It is an inspiring background read, an invaluable on-the-spot companion and a superb souvenir of your visit. Evocative photography: Insight Guides are renowned for their great pictures, which vividly convey a sense of everyday life. Illuminating text: Expert writers bring to life Arizona's history, culture, parks, arts, food and, above all, its people. Incisive evaluations: From the overwhelming beauty of the Grand Canyon and Indian Country to the bustle of Phoenix and Tucson, it's all here. Detailed, cross-referenced maps: All sites are clearly highlighted and numbered in relation to the text. Full listings: All the travel details, hotels, restaurants and phone numbers you'll need.

The Rough Guide to Classical Music

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1848366779

Category: Music

Page: 688

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The Rough Guide to Classical Music is the ideal handbook, spanning a thousand years of music from Gregorian chant via Bach and Beethoven to contemporaries such as Thomas Adès and Kaija Saariaho. Both a CD buyer's guide and a who's who, the guide includes concise biographical profiles of more than 200 composers and informative summaries of the major compositions in all genres, from chamber works to operatic epics. For novices and experts alike, the fully updated fifth edition features contemporary composer Helmut Lachenmann and Widor, the 19th century organ composer of 'Toccata' wedding fame, as well as dozens more works added for existing composers. You'll find an new 'Top 10's' section with accessible introductory listings including the Top 10 operas and the Top 10 symphonies plus new essay boxes on topics such as "Baroque - a style or a period?" and "The clarinet comes of age". The Rough Guide to Classical Music features fresh and incisive reviews of hundreds of CDs, selecting the very best of the latest recordings and reissues as well as more than 150 illustrations of composers and performers, including a rare archive of photos.

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

Author: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson, Ariz.)

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520219809

Category: Nature

Page: 628

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"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

English/British Naval History to 1815

A Guide to the Literature

Author: Eugene L. Rasor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305474

Category: History

Page: 875

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Delivers a comprehensive historiographical and bibliographical survey of academic and printed materials on the maritime and naval history of England and Great Britain from its earliest times to 1815.

The No-nonsense Guide to Fair Trade

Author: David Ransom

Publisher: New Internationalist

ISBN: 190445643X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 142

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From coffee farms in Peru and cocoa production in Ghana to jeans manufacture in China and the Banana War of Guatemala and the Caribbean, this fully revised No-Nonsense Guide tells the human story behind the products we consume. Examining the contest between 'free' and 'fair' trade around the world, David Ransom argues that the key question is not whether trade should be regulated or deregulated, but whether it is to be the master or servant of the people.