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Cover - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: A Scrapbook

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: A Scrapbook
Peggy Pickering Larson
$24.95/$22.45 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...


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/$23.40 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...


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"Dreaming Down the Rain" Broadside
Eric Magrane
$10.00/$9.00 Member price

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press has published its first-ever poetry broadside in honor of the Museum naming its its first-ever Poet-in-Residence, Eric Magrane. The poem celebrates the welcome and nourishing monsoons of our desert home and our connection to the natural world around us. Each broadside is signed by the author and comes in a brown paper sleeve. All proceeds from the sale of this commemorative piece support the programs of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 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...


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/$17.95 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...


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/$17.95 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...