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The Resource A natural history of the Sonoran Desert, edited by Steven J. Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus (first edition), Mark A. Dimmitt, Patricia Wentworth Comus, and Linda M. Brewer (second edition)

A natural history of the Sonoran Desert, edited by Steven J. Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus (first edition), Mark A. Dimmitt, Patricia Wentworth Comus, and Linda M. Brewer (second edition)

Label
A natural history of the Sonoran Desert
Title
A natural history of the Sonoran Desert
Statement of responsibility
edited by Steven J. Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus (first edition), Mark A. Dimmitt, Patricia Wentworth Comus, and Linda M. Brewer (second edition)
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
Dewey number
508.72/17
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH104.5.S58
LC item number
N38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Phillips, Steven J.
  • Comus, Patricia Wentworth
  • Dimmitt, Mark A.
  • Brewer, Linda M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural history
  • Natural history
  • North America
  • Natur
  • Sonora-Wüste
Label
A natural history of the Sonoran Desert, edited by Steven J. Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus (first edition), Mark A. Dimmitt, Patricia Wentworth Comus, and Linda M. Brewer (second edition)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Welcome to the Sonoran Desert -- Part One. The Big Picture. 2. Biomes and communities of the Sonoran Desert region ; 3. Sky Islands ; 4. Sea of Cortez ; 5. Sonoran Desert natural events calendar ; 6. Nature watching in the Sonoran Desert region ; 7. Desert storms ; 8. Desert air and light ; 9. Deep history of the Sonoran Desert ; 10. Geologic origin of the Sonoran Desert ; 11. Desert soils ; 12. Human ecology of the Sonoran Desert ; 13. Conservation issues in the Sonoran Desert region : protecting our future ; 14. Pollination in the Sonoran Desert region ; 15. Biodiversity : the variety of life that sustains our own -- Part Two. Plants. 16. Plant ecology of the Sonoran Desert region ; 17. Flowering plants of the Sonoran Desert ; 18. Desert grasses -- Part Three. Animals. 19. A vertebrate looks at arthropods ; 20. Desert adaptations of birds and mammals ; 21. Desert adaptations of amphibians and reptiles ; 22. Sonoran Desert arthropods ; 23. Sonoran Desert birds ; 24. Sonoran Desert mammals ; 25. Sonoran Desert fishes ; 26. Sonoran Desert reptiles and amphibians
Control code
ocn902599883
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xii, 575 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520287471
Lccn
2015003840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520287471
  • (OCoLC)902599883
Label
A natural history of the Sonoran Desert, edited by Steven J. Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus (first edition), Mark A. Dimmitt, Patricia Wentworth Comus, and Linda M. Brewer (second edition)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Welcome to the Sonoran Desert -- Part One. The Big Picture. 2. Biomes and communities of the Sonoran Desert region ; 3. Sky Islands ; 4. Sea of Cortez ; 5. Sonoran Desert natural events calendar ; 6. Nature watching in the Sonoran Desert region ; 7. Desert storms ; 8. Desert air and light ; 9. Deep history of the Sonoran Desert ; 10. Geologic origin of the Sonoran Desert ; 11. Desert soils ; 12. Human ecology of the Sonoran Desert ; 13. Conservation issues in the Sonoran Desert region : protecting our future ; 14. Pollination in the Sonoran Desert region ; 15. Biodiversity : the variety of life that sustains our own -- Part Two. Plants. 16. Plant ecology of the Sonoran Desert region ; 17. Flowering plants of the Sonoran Desert ; 18. Desert grasses -- Part Three. Animals. 19. A vertebrate looks at arthropods ; 20. Desert adaptations of birds and mammals ; 21. Desert adaptations of amphibians and reptiles ; 22. Sonoran Desert arthropods ; 23. Sonoran Desert birds ; 24. Sonoran Desert mammals ; 25. Sonoran Desert fishes ; 26. Sonoran Desert reptiles and amphibians
Control code
ocn902599883
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xii, 575 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520287471
Lccn
2015003840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520287471
  • (OCoLC)902599883

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