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Dry borders : great natural reserves of the Sonoran desert

Author: Richard Stephen Felger; Bill Broyles
Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©2007.
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Part natural history, part call to conservation, and part love song, this evocative and informative excursion into the Sonoran Desert along the U.S.-Mexico border brings to life the beauty of a  Read more...

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Dry borders.
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)625046370
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Stephen Felger; Bill Broyles
ISBN: 0874808189 0874808197 9780874808186 9780874808193
OCLC Number: 62085339
Description: xvi, 799 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: List of color illustrations --
Foreword : the desert inside us --
Peface --
[pt]. 1. The place --
1. Six grand reserves, one grand desert / Richard Stephen Felger, Bill Broyles, Michael F. Wilson, Gary Paul Nabhan, and Dale S. Turner --
2. Remote sensing of the arid borderland / Kevin C. Horstman --
3. A geologic tour of the dry borders region / Peter L. Kresan --
4. Airing out the desert basement : the physical geography of the Sonoran Desert National Monument / Kathryn Mauz --
5. Confessions of a repeat photographer / Raymond M. Turner --
6. Ice ages in the Sonoran Desert : pinyon pines and Joshua trees in the dry borders region / Thomas R. Van Devender --
[pt]. 2. People of the place --
7. Growing up at the Big Horn / Anita Bender McGee and Letty Bender Hofstra --
8. A trip to Laguna Prieta / Julian D. Hayden --
9. Afield with desert scientists / Tad Nichols --
10. El viento negro : a saga of the Sonora-Baja California Railroad / Guillermo Munro Palacio --
11. Sing the river / Anita Alvarez Williams --
12. Campfires and field notes / Norman M. Simmons and Hilah Simmons --
13. Godfrey Sykes and the Hilda / Diane Boyer --
14. Native peoples of the dry borders region / Bill Broyles, Adrianne G. Rankin and Richard Stephen Felger --
15. Living resources at the Center of the Sonoran Desert : regional uses of plants and animals by Native Americans / Richard Stephen Felger. [pt]. 3. The desert --
16. A botanist's view of the center of the universe / Richard Stephen Felger --
17. Botanical diversity of southwestern Arizona and northwestern Sonora / Richard Stephen Felger, Susan Rutman, Michael F. Wilson, and Kathryn Mauz --
18. Mammals of the Sonoran Desert borderland reserves / Robert S. Henry --
19. Birds of Arizona's southwestern borderland / David J. Griffin --
20. Long-nosed bats and white-winged doves : travels and tribulations of two migrant pollinators / Carlos Martínez del Rio --
21. Reptiles and amphibians of arid southwestern Arizona and northwestern Sonora / Philip C. Rosen --
22. Amphibians of Vekol Valley / Erik F. Enderson and Robert L. Bezy --
23. From the ground up : biological soil crusts in the Sonoran Desert / Jayne Belnap --
[pt]. 4. The gulf and the river --
24. Wine of the river / Sandy Lanham --
25. New life for the Colorado River Delta / Edward P. Glenn and Pamela L. Nagler --
26. Marine fishes of the Upper Gulf Biosphere Reserve, northern Gulf of California / Philip A. Hastings and Lloyd T. Findley --
27. Hovering over the Alto Golfo : the status and conservation of birds from the Río Colorado to the Gran Desierto / Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta, Jaqueline García-Hernández, Yamilett Carrillo-Guerrero, and Enrique Zamora-Hernández. 28. Aquatic mammals of the northern Sea of Cortez and Colorado River Delta / Carlos J. Navarro-Serment --
29. Invertebrate biodiversity in the northern Gulf of California / Richard C. Brusca --
30. Sea turtles and the Alto Golfo : a struggle for survival / Jeffrey A. Seminoff and Wallace J. Nichols --
31. In search of el burro, the tidal bore of the Río Colorado Delta / Steve Nelson --
[pt]. 5. Conservation --
32. Sonoran Desert National Park / Stewart L. Udall --
33. Conservation and landscape transformation in northwestern Mexico / Alberto Búrquez and Angelina Martínez-Yrízar --
34. Growing a conservation community : the CEDO story / Peggy J. Turk Boyer --
35. Cooperation across borders : a brief history of Sonoran Desert conservation beyond boundaries / Wendy Laird Benner, Joaquin Murrieta-Saldivar and John Shepard --
36. Vertebrates of the Río Colorado : what can be done? / Eric Mellink --
37. Last call : leaving something behind / Charles Bowden --
[pt]. 6. Place-names --
38. Changing place-names in El Pinacate / Julian D. Hayden --
39. Our grand desert : a gazetteer / Bill Broyles, Luke Evans, Richard Stephen Felger, and Gary Paul Nabhan --
References --
Contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: Richard Stephen Felger and Bill Broyles, editors.
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