Introduction to California Desert Wildflowers

Author: Philip Alexander Munz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520236325

Category: History

Page: 235

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Spring in the desert provides some of the most spectacular wildflowers shows in California, making this the perfect wildflower book to pack for a day in the Mojave or Colorado Deserts.

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

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

Author: Steven John Phillips,Patricia Wentworth Comus,Mark Alan Dimmitt,Linda M. Brewer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520287479

Category: Nature

Page: 590

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"This book takes readers deep into the Sonoran Desert, looking closely at the relationships of plants and animals with the land and people, through time and across landscapes. Beginning with its deep biotic and geologic history, the text unveils fascinating ecological adaptations to this desert. The book focuses on the Arizona Upland Subdivision but also touches upon other subdivisions of the Sonoran Desert and associated biotic communities. In clearly accessible language, dozens of naturalists and/or scientists have spelled out the basic concepts of this desert's biodiversity, geology, weather, plants, and animals (from invertebrates to fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals). It explains phenomena of desert light, Sky Islands, and rainfall patterns, flowering and pollination, human impacts and much more. Details on the form, habits, and habitat for hundreds of Sonoran Desert species are presented in accounts covering nearly two-thirds of the volume's 600-plus pages. As in the original publication, the new edition includes color plates highlighting Sonoran Desert landscapes, as well as maps, figures, and more than 400 black and white illustrations. Chapters on when and where to watch the spectacular nature of the region have been updated in this edition for readers inspired to journey over its lands and waters to peruse it in three dimensions"--Provided by publisher.

The Complete Survival in the Southwest

Guide to Desert Survival

Author: Arizona Bushman

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490353630

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 378

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The Complete Survival in the Southwest is a compilation of all 6 of the Survival in the Southwest books written by John Arizona Bushman Campbell. This has been called the encyclopedia of desert survival. This book has taken 7 years to write and all demonstrations and photos were done by the author. Each subject will take you deeper into the world of knowledge and shows you just how to get out alive should a wilderness situation arise. This book focuses on the skill set of survival and offers real world experience from someone that has been there and lived it.

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 Desert Flowers

An Introduction to Families, Genera, and Species

Author: Sia Morhardt,Emil Morhardt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520240032

Category: Nature

Page: 284

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"I am impressed with the attractive format, the excellent color photographs, and the simplified, workable keys to family and genus."--Edwin A. Phillips, Emeritus Professor of Botany, Pomona College and the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden "These fine photographs and clear explanations of plant families, genera, and species will entice the amateur botanist lucky enough to be exploring the California deserts and their wildflowers."--David M. Gates, Professor Emeritus of Biology and former Director, Biological Station, University of Michigan "This beautifully conceived book not only provides an outstanding introduction to the magnificent wildflowers that carpet California's deserts in years with sufficient rainfall, it does so in a way that skillfully introduces users to plant families and genera and thus gives them a foundation of understanding plants wherever they find them."--Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden "[This] is an easy-to-use work that can serve equally well as a stand-alone guide to a casual day trip or, for more advanced botanists, as a practical companion to the Jepson Manual."--John N. Trager, Curator of Desert Collections, Huntington Botanical Gardens

To the Desert and Back

The Story of One of the Most Dramatic Business Transformations on Record

Author: Philip H. Mirvis,Karen Ayas,George Roth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787970638

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Dove, Lipton, Knorr, Ben & Jerry's, and Slim*Fast are a few of the brands that are part of the $66 billion global empire known as Unilever. When the story opens, one of its divisions is in deep trouble— declining volume, eroding margins, critical quality problems— and is close to being sold off. Then Tex Gunning, its visionary new division chairman, takes the stage, an expanding circle of young leaders takes charge, and once-skeptical workers embrace a challenging message of growth. The result? The division grows by double digits, year in and year out, and energizes Unilever's path to thrive around the globe. To the Desert and Back tells the inside story of the transformation in the words of the people in all quarters of the company who made it happen. It documents five years of personal soul-searching, teamwork, companywide learning conferences, memorable journeys to the mountains and desert, and inspired promotions that show how these efforts produced a remarkable top-to-bottom turnaround. This story delivers authentic and convincing proof that a revitalized business is about personal growth. The lessons learned from this dramatic business turnaround provide unexpected insights and encouraging inspiration for other companies and leaders ready to embark on their own remarkable journey of transformation, growth, and success.

Colorado Desert wildflowers

a guide to flowering plants of the low desert, including the Coachella Valley, Anza-Borrego Desert, and portions of Joshua Tree National Monument

Author: Jon Mark Stewart

Publisher: Jon Stewart Photography

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 120

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The California Deserts

An Ecological Rediscovery

Author: Bruce M Pavlik

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520940789

Category:

Page: 384

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This highly readable, spectacularly illustrated compendium is an ecological journey into a wondrous land of extremes. "The California Deserts "explores the remarkable diversity of life in this harsh yet fragile quarter of the Golden State. In a rich narrative, it illuminates how that diversity, created by drought and heat, has evolved with climate change since the Ice Ages. Along the way, we find there is much to learn from each desert species whether it is a cactus, pupfish, tortoise, or bighorn sheep about adaptation to a warming, arid world. The book tells of human adaptation as well, and is underscored by a deep appreciation for the intimate knowledge acquired by native people during their 12,000-year desert experience. In this sense, the book is a journey of rediscovery, as it reflects on the ways that knowledge has been reclaimed and amplified by new discoveries. The book also takes the measure of the ecological condition of these deserts today, presenting issues of conservation, management, and restoration. With its many sidebars, photographs, and featured topics, "The California Deserts "provides a unique introduction to places of remarkable and often unexpected beauty."

Introduction to the Plant Life of Southern California

Coast to Foothills

Author: Philip W. Rundel,Robert J. Gustafson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520241991

Category: Nature

Page: 316

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CNHG: This is an introduction to the plant communities of the Southern California coastal areas and foothills, including color photos of 250 species and additional color habitat photos.

Deceptive Desserts

A Lady's Guide to Baking Bad!

Author: Christine McConnell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 194139339X

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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"Cover and interior photographs by Christine McConnell"--Title page verso.

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.

Sahara Unveiled

A Journey Across the Desert

Author: William Langewiesche

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030778066X

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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It is as vast as the United States and so arid that most bacteria cannot survive there. Its loneliness is so extreme it is said thatmigratory birds will land beside travelers, just for the company. William Langewiesche came to the Sahara to see it as its inhabitants do, riding its public transport, braving its natural and human dangers, depending on its sparse sustenance and suspect hospitality. From his journey, which took him across the desert's hyperarid core from Algiers to Dakar, he has crafted a contemporary classic of travel writing. In a narrative studded with gemlike discourses on subjects that range from the physics of sand dunes to the history of the Tuareg nomads, Langewiesche introduces us to the Sahara's merchants, smugglers, fixers, and expatriates. Eloquent and precise, Sahara Unveiled blends history and reportage, anthropology and anecdote, into an unforgettable portrait of the world's most romanticized yet most forbidding desert.

Flowers and Shrubs of the Mojave Desert

Author: Janice Emily Bowers

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 9781877856792

Category: Nature

Page: 142

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Field guide to over 120 common flowering plants of the Mojave. Includes plants found at Death Valley National Park Joshua Tree National Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Color photo portfolio. Includes index.

Desert Life

A Guide to the Southwest's Iconic Animals & Plants and How They Survive

Author: Karen Krebbs

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591936640

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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The desert is more than just a barren wasteland -- it's an ecological system booming with life. Have you ever wondered which animals call the Southwest's deserts home? Have you asked yourself how they can possibly survive? This fantastic guide to desert life, written by Karen Krebbs, holds the answers. With stunning photography, as well as fascinating and surprising information, you'll find Desert Life of the Southwest hard to put down! Book Features: Spotlight on more than 100 species of desert animals and plants Special emphasis on how to spot them and how they survive in the desert Animal species that include everything from small insects to large mammals Engaging information about the Chihuahuan, Great Basin, Mojave, and Sonoran deserts "Wow" facts, diet, predators, lifespan, and more

Introduction to California Mountain Wildflowers

Author: Philip Alexander Munz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520236356

Category: Nature

Page: 247

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The perfect wildflower book to pack for a day in the Coast Ranges, the Sierra Nevada, and the southern end of the Cascade Range (including Lassen Peak and Mount Shasta).

Ten Days in Acadia

A Kid's Hiking Guide to Mount Desert Island

Author: Hope Rowan

Publisher: Islandport Press

ISBN: 9781944762094

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 100

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Come along with Hattie to hike ten different trails on beautiful, iconic Mount Desert Island. Hattie, 12, and her family describe their summer vacation to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, hiking the trails, discovering and observing plants and animals, swimming in lakes, and enjoying the occasional ice cream cone, too! By writing Ten Days in Acadia, a hiking guide and nature journal, from a kid's point of view, author Hope Rowan has created a new way to interest kids and get them excited about being outdoors. Beautiful color illustrations by Maine artist Jada Fitch depict landscapes as well as field notes of common flora and fauna. Full color trail maps, hiking tips, rainy-day ideas, and other resources make this a valuable family companion.

Plants of Arizona

Author: Anne Epple,John Dr. Wiens

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762776374

Category: Nature

Page: 496

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The only complete guide to the rich and unique flora of Arizona, featuring more than 900 full-color photographs and detailed descriptions of each plant.

Stream and Watershed Restoration

A Guide to Restoring Riverine Processes and Habitats

Author: Philip Roni,Tim Beechie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118406648

Category: Science

Page: 332

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With $2 billion spent annually on stream restoration worldwide, there is a pressing need for guidance in this area, but until now, there was no comprehensive text on the subject. Filling that void, this unique text covers both new and existing information following a stepwise approach on theory, planning, implementation, and evaluation methods for the restoration of stream habitats. Comprehensively illustrated with case studies from around the world, Stream and Watershed Restoration provides a systematic approach to restoration programs suitable for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses on stream or watershed restoration or as a reference for restoration practitioners and fisheries scientists. Part of the Advancing River Restoration and Management Series. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/roni/streamrestoration.

Asymmetry

A Novel

Author: Lisa Halliday

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501166778

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The bestselling and critically acclaimed debut novel by Lisa Halliday, Asymmetry, hailed as “extraordinary” by The New York Times, “a brilliant and complex examination of power dynamics in love and war” by The Wall Street Journal, and “a literary phenomenon” by The New Yorker. Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame, geography, and justice. The first section, “Folly,” tells the story of Alice, a young American editor, and her relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer. A tender and exquisite account of an unexpected romance that takes place in New York during the early years of the Iraq War, “Folly” also suggests an aspiring novelist’s coming-of-age. By contrast, “Madness” is narrated by Amar, an Iraqi-American man who, on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow. These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected coda. A stunning debut from a rising literary star, Asymmetry is “a transgressive roman a clef, a novel of ideas, and a politically engaged work of metafiction” (The New York Times Book Review), and a “masterpiece” in the original sense of the word” (The Atlantic). Lisa Halliday’s novel will captivate any reader with while also posing arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself.