Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Book of Answers

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ISBN: PSU:000033802701
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 192
Author: David Wentworth Lazaroff
Publisher: Treasure Chest Books

Download and read online Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Book of Answers in PDF and EPUB This book gives detailed answers to the questions that the staff at the Desert Museum are most often asked, including questions about "exotic" plants and animals and persistent packrats or woodpecker percussionists.


A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

Filename: a-natural-history-of-the-sonoran-desert.pdf
ISBN: 0520219805
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 628
Author: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson, Ariz.)
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert in PDF and EPUB "This fine book offers one-stop shopping for authoritative answers to all your questions about a most wonderful place, the Sonoran Desert. Bees, birds, beetles, biodiversity, all right here in one place in accessible prose. Who can ask for more than that?"--John Alcock, author of In a Desert Garden "Definitive and delightful--a fabulous compendium of facts and experiences written by the most knowledgable scholars in the field. This encyclopedic guide will make desert rats out of those who aren't already."--Ann H. Zwinger, author of Run, River, Run "Once in a generation, a guide to understanding a major North American landscape comes along. This book is such a touchstone, sure to become a classic. The emphasis here is on biodiversity, mutualism, co-evolution, and, especially, ethno-relationships--the long history of connection between desert peoples and their homeland, on both sides of the border. This book gives desert dwellers everything they need to develop the crucial awareness, to say, 'This is a remarkable place, filled with astonishing creatures and processes. We must act now, with fierceness and tenderness, or it will be gone.'"--Stephen Trimble, author of The Sagebrush Ocean


There s a Bobcat in My Backyard

Filename: there-s-a-bobcat-in-my-backyard.pdf
ISBN: 9780816521869
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 167
Author:
Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Download and read online There s a Bobcat in My Backyard in PDF and EPUB "Not all desert creatures offer people a positive experience, and Hanson tells how to cope with those that are sometimes considered pests - whether it's the Gila woodpecker rapping on your roof, the rattlesnake slithering across your porch, or the coyote running amok with a taste for wandering housecats. From bears to bees to "creepy crawlies" - scorpions, spiders, and the like - he lets you know when you need to be cautious...and when you simply need to give a wild animal its space."--BOOK JACKET.


A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

Filename: a-natural-history-of-the-sonoran-desert.pdf
ISBN: 0520219805
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 628
Author: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson, Ariz.)
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert in PDF and EPUB "This fine book offers one-stop shopping for authoritative answers to all your questions about a most wonderful place, the Sonoran Desert. Bees, birds, beetles, biodiversity, all right here in one place in accessible prose. Who can ask for more than that?"--John Alcock, author of In a Desert Garden "Definitive and delightful--a fabulous compendium of facts and experiences written by the most knowledgable scholars in the field. This encyclopedic guide will make desert rats out of those who aren't already."--Ann H. Zwinger, author of Run, River, Run "Once in a generation, a guide to understanding a major North American landscape comes along. This book is such a touchstone, sure to become a classic. The emphasis here is on biodiversity, mutualism, co-evolution, and, especially, ethno-relationships--the long history of connection between desert peoples and their homeland, on both sides of the border. This book gives desert dwellers everything they need to develop the crucial awareness, to say, 'This is a remarkable place, filled with astonishing creatures and processes. We must act now, with fierceness and tenderness, or it will be gone.'"--Stephen Trimble, author of The Sagebrush Ocean


Life in the Desert

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ISBN: 0823939855
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 64
Author: Katherine Lawrence
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

Download and read online Life in the Desert in PDF and EPUB Defines the desert and indicates how plants, animals, and humans learn to survive in this extreme environment.


A Visitor s Guide to the Kitt Peak Observatories

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ISBN: 052100652X
Release Date: 2004-04-22
Number of pages: 104
Author: Leslie Sage
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online A Visitor s Guide to the Kitt Peak Observatories in PDF and EPUB This guide provides a comprehensive tour of the famous Kitt Peak telescopes and an introduction to the important research accomplished with them. For more than 45 years, astronomers have used the telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatories (KPNO) to make many remarkable discoveries about the Universe. KPNO supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the sun. It is currently the most visited astronomical observatory site in the world, including over 50,000 visitors a year from all 50 states and over 51 countries. With over twenty optical and radio telescopes, the site reveals to visitors modern astronomy's great diversity. Leslie Sage is a Senior Editor at Nature magazine and Research Associate, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland. ^lGail Aschenbrener is a Public Affairs Officer, USDA Forest Service


Arizona and the Grand Canyon

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ISBN: 1585731692
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 350
Author: John Gattuso
Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group

Download and read online Arizona and the Grand Canyon in PDF and EPUB This book provides everything you'll ever need in a guide book. It is an inspiring background read, an invaluable on-the-spot companion and a superb souvenir of your visit. Evocative photography: Insight Guides are renowned for their great pictures, which vividly convey a sense of everyday life. Illuminating text: Expert writers bring to life Arizona's history, culture, parks, arts, food and, above all, its people. Incisive evaluations: From the overwhelming beauty of the Grand Canyon and Indian Country to the bustle of Phoenix and Tucson, it's all here. Detailed, cross-referenced maps: All sites are clearly highlighted and numbered in relation to the text. Full listings: All the travel details, hotels, restaurants and phone numbers you'll need.


Discover the Desert

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ISBN: 9781619301115
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Number of pages: 112
Author: Kathryn Ceceri
Publisher: Nomad Press

Download and read online Discover the Desert in PDF and EPUB Delving into a seemingly dry and barren ecosystem, this fun-filled activity book closely examines the desert landscape and shows how many exciting discoveries it holds. Exploring native plants and animals and depicting the extreme temperatures, rough terrain, and vast distances in detail, this lively reference describes lost civilizations as well as today’s desert-dwelling cultures. “Try This” science and history activities are also included—from creating mirages and fashioning an Anasazi clay bowl to growing salt crystals and even assembling a cactus dish terrarium. Demonstrating why adventurers have always been drawn to the world’s deserts, this entertaining overview also provides education on the environment, examining how the health of the planet depends on the careful treatment of the desert’s many resources.


Amphibians Reptiles and Their Habitats at Sabino Canyon

Filename: amphibians-reptiles-and-their-habitats-at-sabino-canyon.pdf
ISBN: 0816524955
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 158
Author: David Wentworth Lazaroff
Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Download and read online Amphibians Reptiles and Their Habitats at Sabino Canyon in PDF and EPUB Even in paradise, one needs to be mindful of whatÕs underfoot. The Sabino Canyon Recreation Area is a desert oasis in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, a rich repository of wildlife and a favorite destination for Tucsonans and visitors for more than a century. This book presents annotated and illustrated descriptions of the amphibians and reptiles found at Sabino Canyon and an overview of their natural environment. Representing a study spanning nearly twenty-five years, it documents their present and past distribution and examines environmental and herpetofaunal change due to physical, biological, and human impact on species and habitats. In this first publication to describe Sabino CanyonÕs biota in scientific detail, three expert authors pool their knowledge to provide a detailed discussion of ecological changeÑespecially as a consequence of drought, flooding, the introduction of exotic species, and direct human impact. Suburbia has arrived on the canyonÕs doorstep, and human visitation has soared, inalterably affecting the area. Of particular concern, breeding habitats for amphibians were profoundly altered by flash flooding in SabinoÕs streams following the 2003 Aspen Fire, which ravaged large parts of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The book contains richly detailed accounts of the 57 species found at SabinoÑ25 snakes, 17 lizards, 8 toads and frogs, 6 turtles, and 1 salamanderÑemphasizing their local ecology and the behavior likely to be witnessed by visitors. Physical descriptions and numerous photographsÑmany in colorÑfacilitate identification. Up-to-date distribution maps provide an essential baseline against which future researchers can measure change. Amphibians, Reptiles, and Their Habitats at Sabino Canyon is essential for anyone who seeks to understand this desert oasis, how it has changed, and how it may change in the future. Written with minimal technical jargon to make it as useful to students and visitors as it will be to scientists and resource managers, it makes a vital contribution to our understanding of creatures underfoot whose habitat we seek to share.


Two Years in America

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ISBN: 9782342016352
Release Date: 2014-01-02
Number of pages: 410
Author: Norman Gaudrault
Publisher: Société des Ecrivains

Download and read online Two Years in America in PDF and EPUB In the Benoit family, there is the father, Pierre, a scientist specializing in infectious diseases; the mother, Dominique, a teacher ; and their two children : Julie and Philippe, both adolescents. It is a French family that is about to make an important decision... or, better yet, about to cross an entire ocean, to spend two years in the United States where Pierre has been invited by the NIH. It is a small group that is understandably a bit overwhelmed by this experience, readying itself to fly off to Washington where it will establish itself, where it will learn and understand the lifestyle of the Americans, will touch all facets of this country, will make friends, study, and live in its own way, the "American way of life". From east to west, from north to south, the Benoit family wanders around the United States of America and, beyond, it embraces the New World in its diversity, its particularities, its thinking patterns, its culture, its customs, its myths. More human and sensitive than a tourist guide, more vibrant than a simple reporting on one or another aspect of American life, it is a veritable invitation to us to peruse the described cities and countrysides. This novel of Norman Gaudrault and Georges Idier offers us a total immersion into a society that is both fascinating and attractive. Turn the pages and embark on an adventure that risks welling up in you many desires !


Do Hummingbirds Hum

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ISBN: 9780813549286
Release Date: 2010-03-05
Number of pages: 208
Author: George C West
Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Download and read online Do Hummingbirds Hum in PDF and EPUB Hummingbirds may be the smallest birds in the world, but they have the biggest appetites. Their wings flutter on average fifty to eighty times each second as they visit hundreds of flowers over the course of a day to sip the sweet nectar that sustains them. Their hearts beat nearly twelve hundred times a minute and their rapid breathing allows these amazing birds to sustain their unique manner of flight. They can hover in the air for prolonged periods, fly backwards using forceful wings that swivel at the shoulder, and dive at nearly two hundred miles per hour. Native only to the Americas, some hummingbirds have been known to migrate from Mexico to Alaska in the course of a season. Watching a hummingbird at a backyard feeder, we only see its glittering iridescent plumage and its long, narrow beak; its rapidly moving wings are a blur to our eyes. These tiny, colorful birds have long fascinated birders, amateur naturalists, and gardeners. But, do they really hum? In Do Hummingbirds Hum? George C. West, who has studied and banded over 13,500 hummingbirds in Arizona, and Carol A. Butler provide an overview of hummingbird biology for the general reader, and more detailed discussions of their morphology and behavior for those who want to fly beyond the basics. Enriched with beautiful and rare photography, including a section in vivid color, this engaging question and answer guide offers readers a wide range of information about these glorious pollinators as well as tips for attracting, photographing, and observing hummingbirds in the wild or in captivity..


Conservation Directory 2017

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ISBN: 9781631440519
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Number of pages: 624
Author: Lindsey Breuer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Download and read online Conservation Directory 2017 in PDF and EPUB Do you want to take action to protect Earth’s environment? Are you interested in learning more about wildlife conservation and environmental groups? The Conservation Directory 2016 is a great resource for budding environmental activists and scholars alike who want to achieve a peaceful, equitable, and sustainable future. This all-inclusive volume is an amazing resource that can help further these environmental goals. The new and revised 2016 edition of the Conservation Directory is the most comprehensive listing of conservation and environmental organizations yet published, with information on more than four thousand government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and colleges and universities, as well as more than eighteen thousand officials concerned with environmental conservation, education, and natural resource use and management. Each entry contains detailed contact information, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers. Also included are selected email and Internet addresses, descriptions of program areas, senior staff by name and responsibility, principal publications, and more. Entries are categorized by organization and state or country and are indexed alphabetically and by subject on topics ranging from acid rain to zoology. Each person listed in the directory is also indexed alphabetically.


A Love Driven Life

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ISBN: 9781606048214
Release Date: 2009-05
Number of pages: 276
Author: Rick Hathaway
Publisher: Tate Publishing

Download and read online A Love Driven Life in PDF and EPUB Rick Hathaway's second book, The Love-Driven Life: Cody, Me, and God, explores the forgotten aspects of the Christian life and the possibilities of love through the loving and devoted relationship of his dog, Cody. In four different sections-heart, soul, mind, and strength-Hathaway, through vibrant stories and relevant advice, delves into the pangs and wrinkles of life that trouble Christians most-rage, distress, anxiety, et al.-and how to overcome through the power of love. Rick believes that love is missional, and the missing link to 'church' and 'religion.' Buried under the emotion of pain and loss, many find it hard to love again, and rattled by the uneasy questions of life's tragic moments, some stray from love's source. So if too many sad goodbyes have bruised your heart, or if too many loveless acts have come your way, take a fresh look at love. Take a look at 'A Love Driven Life.' The Love-Driven Life: Cody, Me, and God sorts through the sorrows and fears of life and provides applicable advice, discussion, and review questions-perfect for group studies and small groups.


The Secret Lives of Hummingbirds

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ISBN: 1886679002
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 22
Author: David Wentworth Lazaroff
Publisher: Treasure Chest Books

Download and read online The Secret Lives of Hummingbirds in PDF and EPUB This book covers many of the different kinds of hummingbirds found in North America, and their life-cycle.


The Horse Lover

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ISBN: 9780803254992
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: H. Alan Day
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online The Horse Lover in PDF and EPUB He already owned and managed two ranches and needed a third about as much as he needed a permanent migraine: that’s what Alan Day said every time his friend pestered him about an old ranch in South Dakota. But in short order, he proudly owned 35,000 pristine grassy acres. The opportunity then dropped into his lap to establish a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. After Day successfully lobbied Congress, those acres became Mustang Meadows Ranch, the first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary established in the United States. The Horse Lover is Day’s personal history of the sanctuary’s vast enterprise, with its surprises and pleasures and its plentiful dangers, frustrations, and heartbreak. Day’s deep connection with the animals in his care is clear from the outset, as is his maverick philosophy of horse-whispering, with which he trained fifteen hundred wild horses. The Horse Lover weaves together Day’s recollections of his cowboying adventures astride some of his best horses, all of which taught him indispensable lessons about loyalty, perseverance, and hope. This heartfelt memoir reveals the Herculean task of balancing the requirements of the government with the needs of wild horses.