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

View: 8808

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

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520287479

Category: Nature

Page: 590

View: 2793

"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

View: 2822

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

View: 8003

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

View: 8059

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

View: 7166

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.

Biowäscher und Biofilter - Prinzipien der biologischen Abluftreinigung

Author: Olaf Czitrich

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638660362


Page: 24

View: 9085

Wissenschaftlicher Aufsatz aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Umweltwissenschaften, 6 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Diese Arbeit soll interessierten Personen als eine Einfuhrung in die Verfahren der biologischen Abgasreinigungsverfahren dienen, und einen Uberblick in diese Thematik bieten. Zum besseren Verstandnis werden ferner die erforderlichen Grundlagen erlautert., Abstract: Die verscharften Regelungen zur Einhaltung der Feinstaubemissionen belegen beispielhaft, dass Substanzen, die bereits sehr lange vorhanden und bekannt sind, erst im Nachhinein als gesundheitsschadlich erkannt und beurteilt werden konnen. Wie viele Abgasinhaltsstoffe kunftig ebenfalls als schadlich herausgestellt werden, ist hinsichtlich der stetigen Neuentwicklung von Produkten und Produktionsverfahren nicht absehbar. Es ist daher wahrscheinlich, dass die Anforderungen sowohl an die Industrie als auch an kleinere Betriebe in Bezug auf die Schadstoff- und Geruchs-Emissionen steigen werden, wodurch eine Behandlung der Abluft und der Abgase notwendig und behordlich vorgegeben werden kann. Zur Behandlung zahlreicher gesundheits- und umweltschadlicher, sowie geruchsintensiver Abgase erwiesen sich biologische Reinigungsverfahren nicht selten als geeignet. Diese stellen oftmals eine kostengunstige, effiziente und betriebssicher Alternative gegenuber sostigen Verfahren dar. Mit dieser Arbeit soll ein Uberblick uber die biologischen Abluftreinigungsverfahren gegeben werden. Insbesondere werden die Biowascher, Biofilter und die fur das Verstandnis notwendigen naturwissenschaftlichen Grundlagen (physikalische Absorption, biologische Abgasreinigung, biologische aerobe Abwasserreinigung) kurz beschrieben. Ferner werden mogliche Anwendungsgebiete und Einsatzbereiche dargestellt. Diese Arbeit ist insbesondere geeignet fur Studenten, Schuler, Betreiber und Betreuer von kommunalen und industriellen Klar- und Umweltanlagen und fur alle Personen, die sich vor der

Texas Almanac 2012–2013

Author: Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez,Robert Plocheck

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0876112572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

View: 9726

First published in 1857, the Texas Almanac has a long history of chronicling the Lone Star State and its residents. The Almanac's 66th edition is printed in full color and includes hundreds of photographs from every region of the state. Color maps of the state and each of its 254 counties show relief, major and minor roads, waterways, parks, and other attractions. Each county map is accompanied by a profile outlining that county's history, physical features, recreation, population, and economy. Special features in the 66th Edition include: • An article on the birth of the Austin music scene and the influence on it by legendary musician Willie Nelson, written by Nelson biographer Joe Nick Patoski. The Austin music scene is recognized worldwide through Austin City Limits, the longest running music program on American television. • A history of the Civil War in Texas to mark the 150th year since the beginning of that conflict. Composed by Texana writer Mike Cox, the article highlights the unique aspects of the war in Texas, such as the Great Hanging at Gainesville and the Battle of Palmito Ranch. • Newly released 2010 population figures. • A complete history of voter turnout in Texas going back to 1866. • A history of professional football in Texas. • Comprehensive lists of high school football and basketball championships, Texas Olympians, and Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The Texas Almanac 2012–2013 includes articles and data about: • history and government • population and demographics • the natural environment • sports and recreation • business and transportation • oil and minerals • agriculture • science and health • education • culture and the arts • obituaries of notable Texans • pronunciation guide to town and county names