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Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide to the Deserts of the Southwest
     

Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide to the Deserts of the Southwest

by Peggy Larson, Edward Abbey, Lane Larson
 

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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

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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 drawings, maps, charts, and diagrams, The Deserts of the Southwest offers both the outdoor adventurer and the armchair naturalist a clear and detailed portrait of this complex, beautiful, fragile wilderness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578050529
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Publication date:
08/14/2002
Series:
Naturalist's Guide Series
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.51(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Larson, a longtime resident of the Southwest, is the author of many books about the natural world, including Deserts of America. Formerly a librarian, she is now Archivist for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson.

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