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On Sale! Cover - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: A Scrapbook

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: A Scrapbook
Peggy Pickering Larson
$24.95 New Lower Price $14.95/$13.46 Member price

A treat for anyone who ever wanted to take a behind the scenes tour of one of America's truly great museums.

  • Western Book Design & Production Award
  • Southwest Books of the Year (2003)

"[Peggy Larson] has assembled an engaging, thoroughly readable compedium of personalities, news clips, history, comments and quotes. It is a recap for old-timers and an appealing introduction for newcomers." more...


Cover - Desert Gardens: A Photographic Tour of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Desert Gardens: A Photographic Tour of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Foreword by Stewart L. Udall
Edited by Richard C. Brusca, Mark A. Dimmitt, & George M. Montgomery

$34.95/$31.46 Member price

Join us on a photographic tour of the spectacular Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum! Our focus on the unique plants, animals, and landscapes of the Sonoran Desert makes us one of the top zoological sites in the United States. more...


On Sale! Cover - A Desert Illuminated: Cactus Flowers of the Sonoran Desert

A Desert Illuminated: Cactus Flowers of the Sonoran Desert
Photographs by John P. Schaefer
Essays by John Alcock, Mark A. Dimmitt, John Janovy, Jr. & David Yetman

$26.00 New Lower Price $19.95/$17.95 Member price

This unique book combines stunning four-color photographs of cactus blooms of the Sonoran Desert with critical essays on cacti, their history, and their effect on the desert landscape and ourselves. A brilliant addition to any nature or photographic library, with photographs by Dr. John Schaefer, and essays by John Alcock, Mark A. Dimmitt, John Janovy, Jr. and David Yetman. more...


On Sale! Cover - Dining with the Desert MuseumFavorite Recipes from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Dining with the Desert Museum
Favorite Recipes from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

the Desert Museum Docents for the Capital Campaign
$29.95 New Lower Price $14.95/$13.46 Member price

Created by the Museum's gifted and committed docents, this cookbook is a compilation of recipes contributed by staff, docents and volunteers of the Museum. It presents an outstanding collection of recipes that include some of the best dishes of the Southwest as well as delicious traditional offerings. more...


Cover - Gardening for Pollinators in the Desert Southwest

Gardening for Pollinators in the Desert Southwest
Mrill Ingram, watercolors by Vera Ming Wong
$3.95/$3.56 Member price

This publication aims to inspire everyone, from the dedicated gardener and the environmental educator to the occasional flower- sniffer, about the possibilities of bringing desert wildlife in for a visit. Includes a four-color illustration of a desert pollinator garden, and detailed information, including plant lists, on how to garden in order to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and even bats. A color illustration of a desert pollinator garden and plant lists are also included. more...


On Sale! Cover - Guide to Birds of the Salton Sea

Guide to Birds of the Salton Sea
Barbara W. Massey and Richard Zembal
$24.95 New Lower Price $14.95/$13.46 Member price

This volume is the first full-length book to focus attention on the Sea's unique natural wonders and importance while providing a wealth of useful information for birders and naturalists. more...


Cover - Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day! / ¡Ajúa, Ya Llegó el Chubasco!

Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day! / ¡Ajúa, Ya Llegó el Chubasco!
by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford; Illustrated by Richard Johnson
$15.95/$14.36 Member price

The author lushly illustrates the Sonoran Desert rainy season, describing in English and in Spanish the ways in which people anticipate and celebrate the monsoon, as well as the meteorological phenomena behind the storms and the adaptations they have caused in local wildlife. more...


On Sale! Cover - Land of Black Volcanoes and White Sands: The Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve

Land of Black Volcanoes and White Sands:
The Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve

Larry G. Marshall & Clark Blake
$19.95 New Lower Price $9.95/$8.95 Member price

The Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Preserve was created in July 1993 by decree of the Mexican government. Conscious that we protect what we know, the authors of this book describe the geology, plants, animals, and human history of this special place. more...


On Sale! Cover - Mission San Xavier: A Story of Saints and Angels, Art and Artists / Una Historia de Santos y Ángeles, Arte y Artistes

Mission San Xavier:
A Story of Saints and Angels, Art and Artists / Una Historia de Santos y Ángeles, Arte y Artistes

Edna San Miguel (Author/Illustrator)
$19.95 New Lower Price $12.95/$11.65 Member price

Saints and angels, missionaries and Indians, artists and conservators populate this fascinating introduction to a house of spirit, a Sonoran Desert landmark, and an artistic bridge to another era. A richly illustrated story for young and old alike, it is the perfect book for families to share. more...


Cover - My Nana's Remedies / Los remedios de mi nana

My Nana's Remedies / Los remedios de mi nana
Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford; Illustrated by Edna San Miguel
$15.95/$14.36 Member price

A warm and loving grandmother prepares a variety of traditional remedies for her young granddaughter, remedies to treat everything from an upset stomach to being frightened at night. more...


Cover - Seeds of Change: The Legacy of Father Kino

Seeds of Change: The Legacy of Father Kino

$10.00/$9.00 Member price

Explore the life and times of one of our region's most influential historic figures, Father Eusebio Kino. In this 2007 issue from our sonorensis series, authors from Arizona, Mexico, Italy and Spain take you back to the late seventeenth century to illuminate the secular legacy of Kino as scientist, agronomist, diplomat and cartographer. more...


On Sale! Cover - Vanishing Circles: Portraits of Disappearing Wildlife of the Sonoran Desert Region

Vanishing Circles: Portraits of Disappearing Wildlife of the Sonoran Desert Region
By Linda M. Brewer
Foreword by Richard Leakey

$24.95 New Lower Price $12.95/$11.65 Member price

Vanishing Circles is a richly illustrated volume documenting an important Desert Museum exhibition and showcasing the beauty and diversity of species rapidly disappearing from the American Southwest. more...


Cover - Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert

Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert
Kevin Dahl
$4.95/$4.46 Member price

Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert explores the rich diversity of native foods found in the hot, often inhospitable desert lands of southern Arizona: sweet fruit from cacti; cultivated crops such as beans, squash, corn and sunflower seeds; wild greens; chiles; mesquite pods; desert berries. more...


On Sale! Cover - Let's Explore the DesertFamily Go Guide!

Let's Explore the Desert
Family Go Guide!

Doris Evans
$14.95 New Lower Price $9.95/$8.96 Member price

This inviting book is intended for families that want to make the most out of their desert excursions. It begins with some basic information on how to prepare for a trip into the desert, followed by tips that assure a safe and enjoyable desert experience. more...