Physiological Ecology of North American Desert Plants

North America, why they are classified as separate deserts, and what is potentially unique about the climate and vegetation of each desert. For more extensive and detailed discussions, we refer the reader to Shreve (1942a) for the ...

Author: Stanley D. Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642592126

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Following a description of the physical and biological characterization of the four North American deserts together with the primary adaptations of plants to environmental stress, the authors go on to present case studies of key species. They provide an up-to-date and comprehensive review of the major patterns of adaptation in desert plants, with one chapter devoted to several important exotic plants that have invaded these deserts. The whole is rounded off with a synthesis of the resource requirements of desert plants and how they may respond to global climate change.

North American Desert Life Coloring Book

Publisher's Note THE DESERT OF western North America is actually a patchwork of several deserts . All of course have dry climates , but they also differ in a number of ways . The northern ones are grouped roughly into what is called the ...

Author: Ruth Soffer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486282341

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Over 40 illustrations: Gila monster, kit fox, prairie dog, other animals; also plants: cactus, rice grass, saltbush, many more.

The Invention of The American Desert

a desert histories that this volume was not able to incorporate in depth or detail . These include transnational border studies between the United States and Mexico , the displacement and labor histories of Asian Americans in the West ...

Author: Lyle Massey

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520306691

Category: Deserts in art

Page: 256

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Introduction / Lyle Massey and James Nisbet -- Desolate dreams / Joseph Masco -- Air, wind, breath, life : desertification and Will Wilson's AIR (Auto-Immune Response) / Jessica L. Horton -- Notes from bioteknika / Albert Narath -- Troglodyte modernists / Lyle Massey -- Explosive modernism : Hiram Hudson Benedict's Bouldereign and Zabriskie Point at 50 / Edward Dimendberg -- Point Omega/Omega Point : desert In three parts / Stefanie Sobelle -- The desert in fine grain / Emily Eliza Scott -- The desert as black mythology / Bridget R. Cooks -- On the recalcitrance of the desert island, by way of Andrea Zittel's A-Z West / James Nisbet -- Four theses for the coming deserts / Hans Baumann and Karen Pinkus.

American Desert Bighorn Sheep in Utah

I 53.2 : Sh 3 / Ut . American Desert Bighorn She ... GOVT PUBLS DEPT GPD Stacks ( SuDocs ) Desert Bighorn Sheep --- Desert bighorns are smaller than their mountain cousins the rams typically weigh about 160 pounds , and the ewes ...

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ISBN: IND:30000044916355

Category: Bighorn sheep

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American Desert Bighorn Sheep in Arizona

American Desert Bighorn She ... GPD Stacks ( SuDocs ) 1 Blue 4 Desert Bighorn Sheep - Desert bighorns are smaller than their mountain cousins — the rams typically weigh about 160 pounds , and the ewes , 105 pounds .

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ISBN: IND:30000044916405

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American Desert Bighorn Sheep in Colorado

American Desert Bighorn She ... GPD Stacks ( SuDocs ) ܢ ܝ 3 l Desert Bighorn Sheep - Desert bighorn sheep symbolize the rugged spirit of the American West . Living in rocky desert canyons , they , peccary , and deer are the only ...

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ISBN: IND:30000044916389

Category: Bighorn sheep

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American Desert Bighorn Sheep in California

American Desert Bighorn She ... GOVT PUBLS DEPT GPD Stacks ( SuDocs ) ਵੀ ਹੋ Desert Bighorn Sheep - Desert bighorn sheep symbolize the rugged spirit of the American West . Living in rocky desert canyons , they , peccary , and deer ...

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ISBN: IND:30000044916397

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American Desert Bighorn Sheep in New Mexico

American Desert Bighorn She ... GPD Stacks ( SuDocs ) Desert Bighorn Sheep Desert bighorn sheep symbolize the rugged spirit of the American West . Living in rocky desert canyons , they , peccary , and deer are the only native , hoofed ...

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ISBN: IND:30000044916371

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Legends of the American Desert

The Sonoran Desert is the hottest and driest of the Southwest's four deserts. ... which had been heaved up by the collision of North America with tectonic plates in the Pacific, had risen high enough to interrupt the eastward flow of ...

Author: Alex Shoumatoff

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307831811

Category: Nature

Page: 544

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For his brilliant reportage ranging from the forested recesses of the Amazon to the manicured lawns of Westchester County, New York, Alex Shoumatoff has won acclaim as one of our most perceptive guides to the oddest corners of the earth. Now, with this book, he takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey into the most complex and myth-laden region of the American landscape and imagination. In this amazing narrative, Shoumatoff records his quest to capture the vast multiplicity of the American Southwest. Beginning with his first trip after college across the desert in a station wagon, some twenty-five years ago, he surveys the boundless variety of people and experiences constituting the place--the idea--that has become America's symbol and last redoubt of the "Other. From the Biosphere to the Mormons, from the deadly world of narcotraffickers to the secret lives of the covertly Jewish conversos, Shoumatoff explores the many alternative states of being who have staked their claim in the Southwest, making it a haven for every brand of refugee, fugitive, and utopian. And as he ventures across time and space, blending many genres--history, anthropology, natural science, to name only a few--he brings us a wealth of information on chile addiction, the diffusion of horses, the formation of the deserts and mountain ranges, the struggles of the Navajo to preserve their culture, and countless other aspects of this place we think we know. Full of profound sympathy and unique insights, Legends of the American Desert is a superbly rich epic of fact and reflection destined to take its place among such classics of regional portraiture as Ian Frazier's Great Plains. Alex Shoumatoff has created an exuberant celebration of a singularly American reality.

BOOST North American Desert Life Coloring Book

Publisher's Note THE DESERT OF western North America is actually a patchwork of several deserts. All have dry climates, but they also differ in many ways. The northern ones are grouped roughly into what is called the desert of the Great ...

Author: Ruth Soffer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486494364

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Forty-four illustrations introduce such animals as a Gila monster, kit fox, prairie dog, desert tortoise, and others plus a wide variety of plant life: cactus, sagebrush, saltbush, and many more. Free Teacher's Manual available. Grades: 3–5.