In accessible language, more than forty scientists and/or naturalists examine the region s biodiversity, geology, weather, plants, and animals (from invertebrates to fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals), as well as potential threats to the species and habitats. The text is supplemented throughout with anecdotes, essays, photographs, maps, diagrams, and 450 finely rendereddrawings.
This new edition adds chapters on the Sky Islands, Sea of Cortez, desert pollinators, and conservation issues. Taxonomic nomenclature has been updated and new color plates and figures have been added. This comprehensive natural history, like the original edition, will surely become an invaluable companion for nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, hikers, students, naturalists, and anyone interested in the desert Southwest.
Published in association with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. "
Publisher: University of California Press
Age Range: NA - NA years
Grade Level: NA - NA
Paperback: 592 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 24.89 x 17.53 x 2.79 CM
Shipping Weight: 1.09 Kg