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After the wildfire : ten years of recovery from the Willow Fire

Author: John Alcock
Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript : State or province government publication   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Very few people have ever returned again and again to the site of a natural but disastrous wildfire. John Alcock is such a returnee who recorded the aftermath of the Willow Fire, which burned a large part of the Mazatzal Mountains in central Arizona in the summer of 2004. His book on the subject, Wildfire on the Mountain, describes what happened to the lower reaches of the Mazatzals in the following decade or so.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, Manuscript, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Alcock
ISBN: 9780816534036 0816534039
OCLC Number: 952469625
Description: vi, 230 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Deer Creek long ago --
The south fork of Deer Creek: January 2004 --
The Willow Fire and its aftermath: June 2004 and April 2005 --
Returning to Deer Creek: December 2008 --
Spring revival: May 2009 --
Post-monsoon: September 2009 --
The lupine season: March 2010 --
Spring on Deer Creek: early April 2010 --
Dodder and hedgehogs: late April 2010 --
Golden eagles: early June 2010 --
Great spreadwings: October 2010 --
The puzzle of dioecy: January 2011 --
Deerbrush and recovery after fire: April 2011 --
Mites, glochids and thunderstorms: July 2011 --
A day full of predators: September 2011 --
Daddy water bugs: November 2011 --
Mountaintop snow: December 2011 --
¿spring¿ is here: January 2012 --
The creek is running: February 2012 --
So much for spring: April 2012 --
An illegal hike?: July 2012 --
Another illegal hike?: August 2012 --
Sprangletop heaven: September 2012 --
Fall in Deer Creek: October 2012 --
The cold carpenter bee: December 2012 --
The leafhopper walk: January 2013 --
The coyote chorus: February 2013 --
Another spring: March 2013 --
Back to Deer Creek: October 2013 --
Winter, Arizona-style: December 2013 --
Robins in winter: February 2014 --
Yet another spring: March 2014 --
Plant colors and plant visitors: April 2014 --
Back to Deer Creek for the tenth anniversary of the Willow Fire: October 2014.
Responsibility: John Alcock.

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Swallowtail butterflies frolic on the wind. Vireos and rock wrens sing their hearts out by the recovering creek. Spiders and other predators chase their next meal. Through it all, John Alcock  Read more...

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"Alcock takes advantage of an increasingly common phenomenon-a severe wildfire-to present an engaging exploration of the natural history of a desert mountain range. The wildfire serves as a long-term Read more...

 
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