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Main Title A natural history of the Sonoran Desert /
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Phillips, Steven.
Comus, Patricia Wentworth.
Publisher Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ; University of California Press,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 41606237
ISBN 0520220293; 9780520220294; 0520219805; 9780520219809
Subjects Natural history--Sonoran Desert. ; North America--Sonoran Desert. ; Wèustentiere. ; Wèustenpflanzen. ; Sonora-Wèuste.
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ELBM  QH104.5.S58N38 2000 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/30/2015
ERAM  QH104.5.S58N38 2000 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/27/2003
Collation xi, 628 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Welcome to the Sonoran Desert -- Biomes and communities of the Sonoran Desert region -- Sonoran Desert natural events calendar -- Nature watching in the Sonoran Desert region -- Desert storms -- Desert air and light -- The deep history of the Sonoran Desert -- The geologic origin of the Sonoran Desert -- Desert soils -- Human ecology of the Sonoran Desert -- Biodiversity: the variety of life that sustains our own -- Plant ecology of the Sonoran Desert region -- Flowering plants of the Sonoran Desert -- Desert grasses -- Invertebrates -- The desert adaptations of birds & mammals -- Bird accounts -- Mammal accounts -- Fishes of the desert -- Adaptations of desert amphibians & reptiles -- Reptile & amphibian accounts. "The Sonoran Desert is one of the most diverse and fascinating regions in the world. Covering southeastern California, the southern half of Arizona, most of Baja California, and much of the state of Sonora, Mexico, this vast area is home to an amazing variety of plants and animals."--BOOK JACKET. "A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert provides the most complete collection of Sonoran Desert natural history information ever compiled and is a perfect introduction to this biologically rich desert of North America."--Jacket.