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Mountain islands and desert seas : a natural history of the U.S.-Mexican borderlands

Author: Frederick R Gehlbach
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mountains rise like islands from deserts and grasslands along the US-Mexican border. The stunningly varied borderlands offer a laboratory for studying historical trends and ecological cycles. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick R Gehlbach
ISBN: 0890961182 9780890961186 0890965668 9780890965665
OCLC Number: 29530898
Description: xx, 298 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: The living landscape --
Valley jungles --
Poison, poison --
The Devil's waters --
The arch predator --
The landmark --
Oñate's legacies --
Wrong way west --
The landscape maze --
Mountain islands --
And canyon trails --
Cienega summer --
A walk in time --
El Gran Desierto --
The lessons.
Other Titles: U.S.-Mexican borderlands
Responsibility: by Frederick R. Gehlbach.

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"A first-rate natural history of the entire U.S.-Mexican border area.... [The reader] may profit greatly from the author's readable style and his sense of what is environmentally appropriate." - Read more...

 
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