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Once a River: Bird Life and Habitat Changes on the Middle Gila
     

Once a River: Bird Life and Habitat Changes on the Middle Gila

by Amadeo M. Rea
 

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"Once A River documents the changes in distribution of central Arizona bird life over the past four centuries. . . . It is a creative detailed look at Arizona avifauna and, more uniquely, an indictment against European-era land ethics."--Western American Literature

"A significant contribution to our understanding of man's thoughtlessness regarding

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"Once A River documents the changes in distribution of central Arizona bird life over the past four centuries. . . . It is a creative detailed look at Arizona avifauna and, more uniquely, an indictment against European-era land ethics."--Western American Literature

"A significant contribution to our understanding of man's thoughtlessness regarding natural events."--Defenders

"This is probably the best documented study to date on the results of human misuse of a desert riverine system. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice

"This unique and beautifully illustrated book contains lessons of value to all of us, no matter where we live."--The Canadian Field-Naturalist

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"Once A River documents the changes in distribution of central Arizona bird life over the past four centuries. . . . It is a creative detailed look at Arizona avifauna and, more uniquely, an indictment against European-era land ethics."—Western American Literature

"A significant contribution to our understanding of man's thoughtlessness regarding natural events."—Defenders

"This is probably the best documented study to date on the results of human misuse of a desert riverine system. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice

"This unique and beautifully illustrated book contains lessons of value to all of us, no matter where we live."—The Canadian Field-Naturalist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816507993
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
04/01/1983
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Amadeo M. Rea since 1977 has been Curator of Birds and Mammals at the San Diego Natural History Museum. He holds a Ph.D. in Zoology and Anthropology from the University of Arizona and engaged in research on the Gila River Indian Reservation over a period of 19 years.

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