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Book annotation not available for this title. Title: Scats and Tracks of the Desert Southwest Author: Halfpenny, James/ Telander, Todd (ILT) Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr Publication Date: 2000/09/01 Number of Pages: 144 Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: 00059607
Newly revised and updated, this comprehensive field guide describes the four deserts of the American Southwest—the Great Basin, Mojave, Chihuahuan, and Sonoran—which together stretch into nine southwestern states and Mexico. The topography, geology, and climatic conditions of these arid lands set the stage for one of the most fascinating of ecological studies: the survival and adaptation of animal and plant life in the severe, often extreme desert climate and terrain. Abundantly illustrated with line
The deserts of the American Southwest boast a remarkably diversity of drought-tolerant plant life, including many species found nowhere else on earth. And no group says desert quite like cacti. Their prickly nature notwithstanding, cacti and the desert habitats in which they reside are especially fragile. Indeed, Saguaro National Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument were established primarily to protect the largest concentrations of these respective species. Others, such as the Pima pineapple
Over a period of centuries the Ancient Ones of the American Southwest constructed a pattern of sandstone villages that precisely matches key constellations in the sky. This book plunges you into the mysteries of these unified star correlations. Other fascinating topics include: Orion's global stargate shrines, Arizona earth chakras, crypto-creatures and star ancestors. Encounter a pre-Columbian counterculture in New Mexico, a prehistoric Mexican city obsessed with macaws, and the lost empire of Aztlán. Read
Over the last few decades, interest in eating locally has grown quickly. From just-picked apples in Washington to fresh peaches in Georgia, local food movements and farmer's markets have proliferated all over the country. Desert dwellers in the Southwest are taking a new look at prickly pear, mesquite, and other native plants. Many people's idea of cooking with southwestern plants begins and ends with prickly pear jelly. With this update to the classic Tumbleweed Gourmet, master cook Carolyn Niethammer
In this invigorating mix of natural history and adventure, artist-naturalist Ellen Meloy uses turquoise—the color and the gem—to probe deeper into our profound human attachment to landscape. From the Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the Bahamas to her home ground on the high plateaus and deep canyons of the Southwest, we journey with Meloy through vistas of both great beauty and great desecration. Her keen vision makes us look anew at ancestral mountains, turquoise
Desert Dinosaurs is one of the few books to combine literary adventure with the possibility of hands-on discovery. Its focus is on a non-scientist s discoveries about the dinosaurs that frequented Arizona and New Mexico s prehistoric lands, and it offers readers the encouragement and provides them the opportunity to make their own discoveries at those sites where they can actively participate. This sourcebook for scientific discovery is stuffed full of incredible facts and compelling data. Desert Dinosaurs
Desert vistas are often deemed vacant, inhospitable wastelands. Don't suggest that to Joy Harjo, Pat Mora, or other contemporary southwestern writers. In these arid stretches, often devoid of green, today's southwestern writers see pyrotechnic colors and Gothic shapes that excite and often overwhelm the imagination. And they capture this excitement in words that fix these desert images in the minds of readers who may too often look at the world through green-colored glasses. This anthology of contemporary
Daniel Shaw ,Hardcover ,Series : Barbara Guth Worlds of Wonder Science Series for Young Readers, English-language edition,Pub by University of New Mexico Press
This comprehensive activity book for children offers over 50 pages of action-packed fun highlighting the contributions of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo peoples to our multi-cultural environment. It includes nine sections: The Land, Desert Wonders, Natural Things, Pioneers, Hispanic Heritage, Native Crafts, Kachina Art, Sand Painting, and Mud, Clay and Stone. Projects are presented in a variety of formats such as word searches, puzzles, matching objects, picture construction and mystery puzzles that
A stunning collection of photographs from America's most notorious "no-man's land." John Annerino, renowned photographer and author of America's Southwest and Old Mexico, risked life and limb to venture on foot into the most remote, abandoned, and chillingly silent tracts of the Painted, Sonoran, Mojave, and Chihuahuan deserts on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. His quest: to capture desert light from the highest summits, the starkest deserts, and the deepest canyons; and to convey to those who dare
Venturing through two of the most diverse and fascinating regions of North America, these activity books combine the subjects of geology and physical geography while making them captivating and fun. With a different approach, this series reveals the underlying processes for kids, explaining each region's evolution and illustrating the different forces of nature that have changed the continent over time. The lush forests of the Pacific Northwest, the dry and arid deserts of the Southwest, and even the
Natural History ""An energetic start quickly became a trudge; we glanced back frequently towards our point of departure, an air-conditioned vehicle. Not only did the hot air feel like a blast from a smelter's furnace, but within minutes the reflected sunlight was doing perceptible damage to any exposed skin. I'm sure I was sweating more than I ever had before, yet my skin was dry...We found ourselves blinking rapidly to keep the eyes moist. After a few more minutes, we turned back for the car, leading our
Annually, Mount Desert Island attracts over three million visitors to Acadia National Park, where lofty mountains, balsam-scented forests, and Maineís granite-lined coast enchant all. Almost bisecting the island is Somes Sound, a Norwegian-style fiord with three villages, Somesville, Southwest Harbor, and Northeast Harbor, nestled around its shores. In the 1850s, about two thousand residents made this pristine area their home, living off the sea and land with few visitors. By World War I, Mount Desert
Buy The Oatman Massacre by Brian McGinty in Paperback for the low price of 16.15. Find this product in History > United States - 19th Century, Native American, United States - State & Local - Southwest.
What's the best time to plant or prune? When should you fertilize fruit trees? What's the earliest date to set out tomato plants? Gardeners in the desert Southwest can't rely on books that try to cover the whole country. Summer heat, less rain, and shorter, unreliable growing seasons are important factors in the desert. That's why The Desert Gardener's Calendar can be essential to gardening success. Whether you're raising vegetables, nursing citrus trees, or just trying to keep your front yard looking its
Spanning across the borders of four states is the Colorado Plateau, a region that boasts an amazing diversity of landforms. Over the past forty years, master photographer Bruce Barnbaum has visited this region repeatedly - -sometimes several times a year, often staying as long as a month each time. During these visits he has discovered an endless array of awe-inspiring subjects to photograph. Although widely known for his black-and-white images, Barnbaum has been quietly capturing color images all along.
WARNING SIRENS ARE BLARING. YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES TO EVACUATE. WHAT WILL YOU DO? Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it's already too late. Being prepared makes the difference between survival and disaster. Guiding you step by step, Bug Out shows you how to be ready at a second's notice. Create an escape plan for where to go and
"California Indian Baskets" is lavishly illustrated in full color with rare baskets from the magnificent collections of the University of California, Harvard University, Smithsonian Institution, The British Museum, Madrid's Museo de America, Royal Museum of Scotland, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Southwest Museum and many other world-class museums and private collections. The vast majority of these rare baskets have never appeared in print before. Made possible in part through the support and
Originally published in 1903, this classic nature book by Mary Austin evokes the mysticism and spirituality of the American Southwest. Vibrant imagery of the landscape between the high Sierras and the Mojave Desert is punctuated with descriptions of the fauna, flora and people that coexist peacefully with the earth.</div>
ANCIENT MYSTERIES / NEW AGE “No one brings American prehistory alive like Frank Joseph.” --Philip Coppens, author of Servants of the Grail “Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America contains much tinder for the fires of controversy regarding pre-Columbian civilizations that rose, flourished, and fell in North America. Frank Joseph has written a startling book with much evidence to consider. The book you’re holding sifts through the evidence in an easy-to-understand manner. Read
Guide covers over 130 routes in western Colorado and southern Utah, including the most fun, the most elegant and the most historically interesting.
Buy Desert Landscaping by George Brookbank in Paperback for the low price of 24.95. Find this product in Gardening > Landscape, Climatic - Desert.
Here Is the Southwestern Desert by Madeleine Dunphy gives the reader a unique educational insight into the nature of desert with individual poems and appealing pictures..Author Name: Madeleine Dunphy.No. Of Pages: 32 Pages.Publisher: Web of Life Children's Books.Publishing Date: November 7, 2006.Language: English.ISBN - 0: 0977379566.ISBN - 3: 978-0977379569.Here Is the Southwestern Desert by Madeleine Dunphy - Explores warm and native elements of American Southwest Desert