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Main Title Deserts /
Author MacMahon, James A.
Publisher Knopf : Distributed by Random House,
Year Published 1997
OCLC Number 37144389
ISBN 0394731395; 9780394731391
Subjects Natural history--West (U.S.) ; Desert ecology--West (U.S.) ; Botany--West (U.S.) ; Desert animals--West (U.S.)--Identification. ; Desert plants--West (U.S.)--Identification. ; West United States.
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ESBM Newport QH104.5.W4M33 1997 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/01/2022
Edition A Chanticleer Press ed.
Collation 638 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Notes
"A comprehensive field guide, fully illustrated with color photographs, to the wildflowers, birds, reptiles, insects, and other natural wonders of North America's deserts, from Oregon to Mexico"--Cover. "A Borzoi book"--Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references (pages 618-619) and index.
Contents Notes
PART I: DESERTS: How to use this guide -- Preface -- Introduction -- The Great Basin Desert -- The Colorado Plateau Semidesert -- The Mojave Desert -- The Sonoran Desert -- The Chihuahuan Desert -- Some special vegetation types common to all deserts -- Aspects of the biology of desert organisms -- How to use the color plates -- PART TWO: COLOR PLATES: Deserts -- Wildflowers -- Mushrooms -- Reptiles and amphibians -- Fishes -- Trees, shrubs, cacti, and grasses -- Insects and spiders -- Butterflies and moths -- Mammals -- Birds -- PART THREE: SPECIES DESCRIPTIONS: Wildflowers and mushrooms -- Reptiles and amphibians -- Fishes -- Trees, shrubs, cacti, and grasses -- Insects and spiders -- Butterflies and moths -- Mammals -- Birds -- PART IV: APPENDICES: Glossary. Surveys the deserts of the American West and describes the various American species of desert plants and animals.