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Natural History

Cover - A Natural History of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona: with an Introduction to the Madrean Sky Islands

A Natural History of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona:
with an Introduction to the Madrean Sky Islands

By Richard C. Brusca and Wendy Moore
Foreword by Bill Broyles

$24.95/$22.45 Member price

This watershed book takes us behind the picture-postcard views and into the landscape, where we can understand, appreciate, and enjoy the natural history of the spectacular Santa Catalina Mountains. Its vividly illustrated chapters and nine picture guides (featuring native flora and fauna) paint a rich portrait of this famous range. In clear, everyday language the authors explain just what the Sky Islands are, telling the story of when and how they came to be — their deep geologic and biotic history. They also describe ten stops along the Mt. Lemmon Highway where visitors can easily see and understand the eight major biomes found in this range. Hundreds of photos, a dozen maps and figures, and more than two dozen stand-alone profiles highlight special places, people, or elements of the Catalinas and Sky Island Region. more...


Cover - A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert, 2nd Edition

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert, 2nd Edition
Edited by Mark Alan Dimmitt, Patricia Wentworth Comus, and Linda M. Brewer
$39.95/$35.96 Member price

The landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region varies dramatically from parched desert lowlands to semiarid tropical forests and frigid subalpine meadows. Covering southeasternmost California, much of southern and central Arizona, most of Baja California, and much of the state of Sonora, Mexico, it is home to an extraordinary variety of plants and animals. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert takes readers deep into its vast expanse, looking closely at the relationships of plants and animals with the land and people, through time and across landscapes. more...


Cover - Desert Dogs: Coyotes, Foxes & Wolves

Desert Dogs: Coyotes, Foxes & Wolves
Jonathan and Roseann Beggy Hanson
$4.95/$4.46 Member price

Illustrated with 24 full-color photographs, Desert Dogs is an excellent resource for readers unfamiliar with desert life and anyone who seeks a better understanding of the canines that inhabit our neighboring desert, urban alleyways, and suburban backyards. more...


Cover - Desert Waters: From Ancient Aquifers to Modern Demands

Desert Waters: From Ancient Aquifers to Modern Demands
Nancy K. Laney
$4.95/$4.46 Member price

Desert Waters provides an engaging and readable look at where we get our water in the Sonoran Desert and why we are overdrawing our water "accounts." 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...


Cover - The Secret Lives of Hummingbirds

The Secret Lives of Hummingbirds
David Wentworth Lazaroff
$5.95/$5.36 Member price

The Secret Lives of Hummingbirds takes the reader into the high-energy world of North America's smallest bird. There is a sense of mystery that surrounds hummingbirds. 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...


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