The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide

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University of Arizona Press #ad - From the saguaro to the mountain lion, from the black-tailed jackrabbit to the mesquite, the species represented here have evoked compelling and creative responses from each contributor.  . A land of austerity and bounty, the Sonoran Desert is a place that captures imaginations and hearts. It is a place where barbs snag, thorns prick, and claws scratch.

It captures the stunning biodiversity of the world’s most verdant desert through words and images. Just as writers such as edward abbey and ellen meloy have memorialized the desert, offering up the next generation of voices of this special and beautiful place, this collection is sure to become a new classic, the Sonoran Desert.

The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide #ad - Each creative contribution is joined by an illustration by award-winning artist Paul Mirocha and scientific information about the creature or plant authored by the book’s editors. A place where lizards scramble and pause, hawks hunt like wolves, and bobcats skulk in creosote. More than fifty poets and writers—including christopher cokinos, alison Hawthorne Deming, Ofelia Zepeda, Jane Miller, Eric Magrane, Ken Lamberton, Gary Paul Nabhan, Alberto Ríos, and many others—have composed responses to key species of this striking desert.

Both literary anthology and hands-on field guide, The Sonoran Desert is a groundbreaking book that melds art and science.

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A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

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University of California Press #ad - The landscape of the sonoran Desert Region varies dramatically from parched desert lowlands to semiarid tropical forests and frigid subalpine meadows.  . The text is supplemented throughout with anecdotes, diagrams, photographs, essays, maps, and 450 finely rendered drawings. In accessible language, amphibians, and mammals, geology, and animals from invertebrates to fish, more than forty scientists and/or naturalists examine the region’s biodiversity, plants, weather, reptiles, birds, as well as potential threats to the species and habitats.

A natural history of the sonoran desert takes readers deep into its vast expanse, looking closely at the relationships of plants and animals with the land and people, through time and across landscapes. This comprehensive natural history, will surely become an invaluable companion for nature enthusiasts, naturalists, like the original edition, hikers, birdwatchers, students, and anyone interested in the desert Southwest.

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert #ad - Taxonomic nomenclature has been updated and new color plates and figures have been added. This new edition adds chapters on the Sky Islands, Sea of Cortez, desert pollinators, and conservation issues. Covering southeasternmost california, and much of the state of Sonora, most of Baja California, Mexico, much of southern and central Arizona, it is home to an extraordinary variety of plants and animals.

Published in association with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

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Clean: Poems

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Persea #ad - Her poems feel haunted, as if wind just rifled through the pages. Foreword kate northrop's new poems capture the ephemeral thresholds between natural and supernatural worlds. Unsettling and seductive. Through the mist and snowfall of the American landscape topographical and psychic, wayward people, they momentarily illuminate figures at once familiar and strange: stray dogs, and "fields rising .

. Like a shroud / Or a female voice. Used book in Good Condition.

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Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology

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University of Georgia Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Ghost fishing is the first anthology to focus solely on poetry with an eco-justice bent. Aligned with environmental justice activism and thought, eco-justice poetry defines environment as “the place we work, live, play, and worship. This is a shift from romantic notions of nature as a pristine wilderness outside ourselves toward recognition of the environment as home: a source of life, health, and livelihood.

Ghost fishing is arranged by topic at key intersections between social justice and the environment such as exile, migration, and dispossession; war; food production; human relations to the animal world; natural resources and extraction; environmental disaster; and cultural resilience and resistance. A culturally diverse collection entering a field where nature poetry anthologies have historically lacked diversity, this book presents a rich terrain of contemporary environmental poetry with roots in many cultural traditions.

Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology #ad - Eco-justice poetry is poetry born of deep cultural attachment to the land and poetry born of crisis. This anthology seeks to expand our consciousness about the interrelated nature of our experiences and act as a starting point for conversation about the current state of our environment. Contributors include homero Aridjis, Brenda Cárdenas, Natalie Diaz, Camille T.

Dungy, brenda hillman, wang ping, martín espada, patrick rosal, eleanor wilner, linda Hogan, Tolu Ogunlesi, Naomi Shihab Nye, Joy Harjo, Ross Gay, Philip Metres, Tim Seibles, Arthur Sze, Danez Smith, and Javier Zamora.

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Dissolve

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Copper Canyon Press #ad - Bitsui proves himself to be one of this century’s most haunting, raw, and uncompromising voices. From “untitled”:. A great reading experience for those who like serious and innovative poetry. Library journaldrawing upon navajo history and enduring tradition, Sherwin Bitsui leads us on a treacherous, otherworldly passage through the American Southwest.

He currently lives in arizona where he has serves on the faculty of the Institute of American Indian Arts. Bitsui’s poetry returns things to their basic elements and voice in a flowing language rife with illuminating images. Used book in Good Condition. He is the author of two other books of poetry, among them Flood Song, which won an American Book Award.

Dissolve #ad - Fluidly shape-shifting and captured by language that functions like a moving camera, Dissolve is urban and rural, past and present in the haze of the reservation. Jeweled with houseflies, leather rattles, foil-wrapped, ferment in beaked maskson the shores of evaporating lakes. This plot, now a hotel garden, its fountain gushing forth―the slashed wrists of the Colorado River.

Sherwin bitsui was raised in White Cone, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation.

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Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-based Writing

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University of Utah Press #ad - The wildbranch writing workshop, outdoor, has encouraged thoughtful natural history, cosponsored by Orion magazine and Sterling College, and environmental writing for more than twenty years. Many have work included in the anthology. Winner of the new mexico book association's Southwest Book Design & Production Awards for Excellence in the category Trade Books: Non-illustrated.

Used book in Good Condition. The collection is an intimate portrait of the natural world drawn through the wisdom, ecological consciousness, and open hearts of these exceptional contributors. The wildbranch faculty has included its founder E. The poetry and essays by more than fifty contributors offer the reader glimpses into places as diverse as a forest in West Africa, the canyons of the Sonoran desert mountains, wilderness guides, writers, hunters, and they reflect the varied perspectives of field biologists, and the fields of New England, environmental educators, academics, the moors of Ireland, farmers, and artists.

Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-based Writing #ad - Wildbranch: an anthology of nature, environmental, and Place-based Writing is a powerful collection of mostly unpublished essays and poetry by both prominent American environmental writers and exciting new voices. Anne proulx, and scott russell sanders, the essayists Edward Hoagland, Janisse Ray, the poet Alison Hawthorne Deming, and many other notable authors.

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Cactus of Arizona Field Guide Cacti Identification Guides

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Adventure Publications #ad - Organized by family, then by shape, the book by Nora Bowers, Rick Bowers, and Stan Tekiela gives you all the details needed to positively identify each cactus. Range maps and close-ups of spines, flowers, and fruit further aid in identification. Do you see a species and don’t know what it is? Use the shape icons to narrow your search.

With full-page pictures, detailed descriptions, and fascinating natural history, this is the best guide to Arizona’s cacti! Used book in Good Condition. Learn about and identify cacti in Arizona with this famous field guide to 50 of the state’s species. From there, you’ll find more photos per cactus than any other field guide, making visual identification quick and easy.

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Sonoran Desert Food Plants: Edible Uses for the Desert's Wild Bounty

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Lincoln Town Press #ad - 120 color photos, preparation and toxicity issues, 58 Arizona location maps, common and scientific names, and concise medicinal and related ethnobotanical uses serve as accents making Sonoran Desert Food Plants a useful resource for any Arizona resident. The following plants are covered 49 indigenous to the sonoran desert/uplands and 9 non-native yet abundant: agave, lemonade berry, wild oats, jojoba, desert lily, arizona jewel flower, pellitory, ironwood, flameflower, wild lettuce, texas mulberry, wild sunflower, Chia, Mariposa lily, Poreleaf, Desert Hackberry, Horse Purslane, Cholla, Mesquite, Jewels of Opar, Cattail, Prickly Pear, Ground Cherry, Barrel Cactus, Thistle, Catclaw, Papalo, Tumbleweed, Purslane, London Rocket, Devil's Claw, Lambsquarters, Mallow, Hedgehog Cactus, Amaranth, Watercress, Yellowshow, Sow Thistle, Bluedicks, Beargrass, Wild Rhubarb, Miner's Lettuce, Canyon Walnut, Wolfberry, Elder, Biscuitroot, Desert Hollygrape, Feather Tree, Pincushion Cactus, Monkey Flower, Wild Gourd, Saguaro, Yucca Fruit, Bowlesia, Graythorn, Asian Mustard, Paloverde, and Yucca Stalk.

Readers will also find the author's approach to the material refreshingly objective and clutter-free: no philosophical ramblings and epicurean cookbook recipes, just stripped-down, sensical information on how to best utilize the most common wild desert food plants of the Sonoran region. Printed and bound in the USA.

Sonoran Desert Food Plants: Edible Uses for the Desert's Wild Bounty #ad - See wild edible plants of Arizona for the utilization of higher elevation species. Second edition improvements include: additional profiles, larger photos, Arizona-only county-by-county location maps, and a season collection indicator for each plant. Sonoran desert food plants is specifically designed for the outdoor enthusiast whom is in need of a concise, no-nonsense booklet instructing on the collection, preparation, and utilization of 58 regional edible plants.

Essentially: find it, gather it, and eat it.

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The Sonoran Desert by Day and Night Dover Nature Coloring Book

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Dover Publications FBA-|298950 #ad - The great sonoran Desert, which covers the hottest part of the U. S. Lifelike, a turkey vulture with a six-foot wingspread, a desert tortoise chewing on a beavertail cactus, a bobcat encountering a family of skunks, ready-to-color portraits depict an antelope jack rabbit scared by peccaries, and many other plants and animals that have adapted to the harsh environment of the desert.

Sure to appeal to colorists of all ages, this fascinating collection of 29 detailed, accurate illustrations will thrill nature lovers as well. But the desert is most active at night. This entertaining, filled with realistic illustrations, educational coloring book, follows wildlife and plants — from tiny lizards and delicate flowers to coyotes and giant saguaros — through a 24-hour cycle.

The Sonoran Desert by Day and Night Dover Nature Coloring Book #ad - Southwest and northwestern Mexico, teems with a surprising abundance of unusual creatures and plant life. While the desert seems to sleep during the hot daylight hours, many animals are actually up and about. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Nature of Arizona, 2nd ed: An Introduction to Familiar Plants, Animals & Outstanding Natural Attractions

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Waterford Press #ad - Native species include more than 475 birds, 130 mammals, 20 amphibians, 90 reptiles, 80 fishes and thousands of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. A land of contrasts, arizona's diverse landscape encompasses habitats ranging from the subalpine meadows of the San Francisco Peaks, to sunbaked deserts, to the mile-deep recesses of the world's greatest canyon.

Used book in Good Condition. It is an indispensable single reference for amateur naturalists, students and tourists alike. This beautifully illustrated field guide highlights more than 300 common and unique plants and animals and 100 of the state's outstanding natural attractions.

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Southwest Foraging: 117 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Barrel Cactus to Wild Oregano Regional Foraging Series

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Timber Press #ad - Timber Press OR. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. The plant profiles in southwest Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. Used book in Good Condition. No one has advanced wild foraging in the desert Southwest as much as John Slattery.

Gary paul nabahn, director of the center for regional food studies, University of Arizona The Southwest offers a veritable feast for foragers, and with John Slattery as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. Thorough, new mexico, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in Arizona, Oklahoma, comprehensive, southern Utah, Texas, and southern Nevada.

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