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Natural environments of Arizona : from deserts to mountains

Author: Peter F Ffolliott; Owen K Davis
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ten authors present an overview of the diverse natural environments in Arizona, including information on the state's climate, geology, soil and water resources, flora and fauna, and human impacts on the fragile ecosystems.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter F Ffolliott; Owen K Davis
ISBN: 9780816526963 0816526966 9780816526970 0816526974
OCLC Number: 227015867
Description: viii, 196 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Owen K. Davis and Peter F. Ffolliott --
Arid and semiarid lands of the world / D. Robert Altschul --
Climate / William D. Sellers --
Geologic and landscape evolution / John E. Spencer --
Soil and water resources / Leonard F. DeBano, Daniel G. Neary, and Peter F. Ffolliott --
Plant communities and associations / Peter F. Ffolliott and Gerald J. Gottfried --
Vascular flora / Steven P. McLaughlin --
Fauna / Paul R. Krausman and Peter F. Ffolliott --
Human impacts / Owen K. Davis and Peter F. Ffolliott.
Responsibility: edited by Peter F. Ffolliott and Owen K. Davis.
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Ten authors present an overview of the diverse natural environments in Arizona, including information on the state's climate, geology, soil and water resources, flora and fauna, and human impacts on the fragile ecosystems.

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"A valuable new perspective on the uniqueness and diversity of Arizona's natural landscapes."--Choice

 
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