Southern Arizona Nature Almanac

A Seasonal Guide to Pima County and Beyond

Author: Roseann Beggy Hanson

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816523053

Category: Reference

Page: 324

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A guide to the area's natural resources covers plants, wildlife, and constellations, along with information about places to visit and the weather.

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

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.

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.

Tucson Hiking Guide

Author: Betty Leavengood

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 0871089769

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 220

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This rich, enthusiastic guide to the Tucson, Rincon, Santa Catalina, and Santa Rita Mountains has been completely revised. Betty Leavengood’s fourth edition of her bestselling Tucson Hiking Guide offers new routes and updated access information, detailed maps, and clear descriptions to area trailheads. This latest edition includes thirty-seven hikes rated easy to difficult by mountain range; revised information on precautions for desert hiking; historical notes, photographs, and anecdotes; and detailed maps and descriptions with elevation/distance.

Backroad Adventuring in Your Sport Utility Vehicle

Author: Jonathan Hanson,Roseann Beggy Hanson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071581868

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 170

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sport utilities are the most popular vehicles on the market, and they open up a world of possibilities for traverls with a yen to wander the trails of the backcountry. Backroad Adventuring is the perfect introduction to "green" beackcountry travel and camping with a sport utility vehicle. the Hansons' guidebook is tailored to families who want to travel and camp and have adventures in the great outdoors--wihtout harming the land. They give the reader comprehensive advice, including: Advice on driving, maintenance, equipment, packing, and camping; Sidebars featuring real-life adventures; 4-wheel travel for families; An appendix of information resources, including equipment manufacturers and organizations.

Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology

(Library of America #238)

Author: Aldo Leopold

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598532677

Category: Nature

Page: 832

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Since his death in 1948, Aldo Leopold has been increasingly recognized as one of the indispensable figures of American environmentalism. A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, he was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant in our own time. Now, Leopold’s essential contributions to our literature––some hard-to-find or previously unpublished––are gathered in a single volume for the first time. Here is his classic A Sand County Almanac, hailed––with Thoreau’s Walden and Carson’s Silent Spring––as one of the main literary influences on the modern environmental movement. Published in 1949, it is still astonishing today: a vivid, firsthand, philosophical tour de force. Along with Sand County are more than fifty articles, essays, and lectures exploring the new complexities of ecological science and what we would now call environmental ethics. Leopold’s sharp-eyed, often humorous journals are illustrated here for the first time with his original photographs, drawings, and maps. Also unique to this collection is a selection of over 100 letters, most of them never before published, tracing his personal and professional evolution and his efforts to foster in others the love and sense of responsibility he felt for the land.