Download and read online National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States in PDF and EPUB Describes the geology, habitats, weather, plants, wildlife, and parks of the American Southwest
Download and read online The Sonoran Desert in PDF and EPUB "This is an anthology of poetry and short prose about the Sonoran Desert that is organized in the manner of a field guide"--Provided by publisher.
Download and read online Afoot and Afield Las Vegas and Southern Nevada in PDF and EPUB Beyond the bright lights of one of the city's fastest growing metropolitan areas is some of the most rugged, beautiful, and remote country around. Popular destinations such as Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, Death Valley, and Mt. Charles are covered, plus lesser-known areas such as Anniversary Narrows, Arrow Canyon, Bowl of Fire, and the Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness. Each trip showcases the diversity of this region, from the geological wonders and rare life forms surviving in Mojave National Preserve to ancient petroglyphs. The hikes range from easy strolls to challenging treks and include distance, time, elevation change, difficulty, and trail-use notes. A custom map accompanies every description, and GPS waypoints are given for key locations.
Download and read online National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States in PDF and EPUB Identifies the different types of plant and animal life in this region, and offers an overview of its natural history
Download and read online Mushrooms and Truffles of the Southwest in PDF and EPUB The American Southwest is not usually thought of as a habitat for mushrooms, yet its various life zones are home to a surprising number of fungi and related species. This first book on the region's mushrooms and truffles provides descriptions and color illustrations for 156 major species and additional descriptive references for 155 more. Also included are selected slime molds and lichens, which, like truffles, usually are not covered in mushroom guides at all. The book's range is Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, and northern Mexico. It is designed to help fungiphiles not only identify mushrooms but also find them. The author describes the life zones where fungi can be found in association with characteristic plant communities and provides maps--with major landmarks indicated--designating conifer forests on public land where mushrooms are most often found. The major classifications covered are Club Fungi (Basidiomycetes), Stomach Fungi (Gasteromycetes), Sac Fungi (Ascomycetes), and Tuberlike Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes. A special feature of the guide is the provision of cross references to other field guides, reinforcing the need to confirm identification before consuming mushrooms. Notations on toxicity and edibility are provided.
Download and read online A Field Guide to Birds of the Desert Southwest in PDF and EPUB Provides descriptive and behaviorial information about over four hundred bird species found in the deserts and grasslands of Arizona, California, and New Mexico, and includes listings of public areas that offer high concentrations of bird species or specialities.
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Download and read online Birds of New Mexico in PDF and EPUB Highlighting information on only birds found in New Mexico, this field guide includes beautiful and full-page descriptions.
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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.
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Download and read online Land of Enchantment Wildflowers in PDF and EPUB New Mexico is home to about 4,000 species of plants that inhabit the varied ecosystems found at the intersection of the Rocky Mountains, the Great Plains, and the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts. Willa Finley and LaShara Nieland, authors of a previous field guide of Texas plants, Lone Star Wildflowers, traveled throughout New Mexico and photographed approximately 200 commonly encountered plants in all stages of growth from spring through fall. They also visited with Native Americans to learn the extensive practical ways in which they and their ancestors have used the flora. The research is presented in a colorful, well-organized format, using easily understood language appealing to wildflower enthusiasts of all levels of experience. Land of Enchantment Wildflowers features · Easy-to-use format with plants grouped according to flower color, indicated by color bars along the page edges. · 456 full-color photos, all taken by the authors, including flowers, leaves and seedpods. · Origins of common and scientific names. · Historical and modern uses of plants for food, medicine, and other applications, along with archaeological findings. · Information about toxins and commercially valuable chemical compounds. · Interactions with wildlife and livestock, both positive and negative. · Landscaping uses, noting growth requirements, as well as deer resistance. · Over 100 butterfly and moth species identified, with description of their interaction with specific plants.
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