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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520287471
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/17/2015
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 590
Sales rank: 333,466
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, located fourteen miles west of Tucson, is an internationally recognized leader in natural history interpretation and innovative exhibitry.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

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 Iss ues 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 Ad aptations of Birds and Mammals
21 • Desert Ad aptations 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

Afterword
List of Species
Glossary
Editors
Contributors
Credits

Index

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