Plants of Arizona

Author: Anne Epple,John Dr. Wiens

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762776374

Category: Nature

Page: 496

View: 6258

The only complete guide to the rich and unique flora of Arizona, featuring more than 900 full-color photographs and detailed descriptions of each plant.

A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona

Author: Anne Orth Epple

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9781560445630

Category: Nature

Page: 347

View: 6804

A complete guide to Arizona's flora, from ferns to cacti, wildflowers to trees. The descriptive text includes common and botanical names, plant characteristics, bloom time, habitat, notes on ethnobotanical uses, and other facts. Included in the more than 900 detailed color photographs is a section of plants with conspicuous flowers, arranged by color for easy identification.

Arizona Flora

Author: Thomas Henry Kearney,Robert Hibbs Peebles

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520006379

Category: History

Page: 1085

View: 1648

Nearly every life form found among North American flowering plants is represented in Arizona. This amazing diversity is partly explained by the fact that the altitudinal range extends from a few feet above sea level to approximately 12,000 feet at the summit of the San Francisco Peaks. The life zone range from Arctic-Alpine on these peaks to Lower Sonoran in the southwest and Subtropical in the extreme south. The main objective of this book is to provide means for identifying the approximately 3438 species of flowering plants, ferns, and fern-allies growing without cultivation in Arizona. Keys for identification of the families, genera, and species are provided. Under each species the authors give the geographical distribution within and outside Arizona, and usually the altitudinal range and time of flowering. They describe economic uses, toxic or other properties, and ornamental value of many plants, giving particular attention to the utilization of native plants by the large Indian population of the state. Introductory chapters describe the topography, geology, soils, and climate of Arizona, the several types of vegetation in relation to the physical conditions, and the proportional representation of the larger plant families. There is also a brief account of botanical explorations in Arizona since 1832. This is the only available work on the flora of Arizona that includes the results of intensive, botanical research in the state during the past twenty years. It is based on an earlier publication, Flowering Plants and Ferns of Arizona, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1942 and now out of print. For the present revision, a supplementary section of more than fifty pages has been prepared under the direction of John Thomas Howell and Elizabeth McClintock of the California Academy of Sciences.

Sonoran Desert Plants

An Ecological Atlas

Author: Raymond M. Turner,Janice Emily Bowers,Tony L. Burgess

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816525195

Category: Science

Page: 504

View: 6709

The Sonoran Desert, a fragile ecosystem, is under ever-increasing pressure from a burgeoning human population. This ecological atlas of the region's plants, a greatly enlarged and full revised version of the original 1972 atlas, will be an invaluable resource for plant ecologists, botanists, geographers, and other scientists, and for all with a serious interest in living with and protecting a unique natural southwestern heritage. An encyclopedia as well as an atlas, this monumental work describes the taxonomy, geographic distribution, and ecology of 339 plants, most of them common and characteristic trees, shrubs, or succulants. Also included is valuable information on natural history and ethnobotanical, commercial, and horticultural uses of these plants. The entry for each species includes a range map, an elevational profile, and a narrative account. The authors also include an extensive bibliography, referring the reader to the latest research and numerous references of historical importance, with a glossary to aid the general reader. Sonoran Desert Plants is a monumental work, unlikely to be superseded in the next generation. As the region continues to attract more people, there will be an increasingly urgent need for basic knowledge of plant species as a guide for creative and sustainable habitation of the area. This book will stand as a landmark resource for many years to come.

Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Deserts

Author: Janice Emily Bowers,Brian Wignall

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 9781877856341

Category: Nature

Page: 140

View: 6556

A guide to the shrubs and trees of this region. Arranged by blossom color with informative drawings.

A Guide to Plants of the Northern Chihuahuan Desert

Author: Carolyn Dodson

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826350224

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 3880

The Chihuahuan desert is the second largest in North America and its northern, or United States, portion occupies southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and Texas west of the Pecos River. Hot, dry, and windy, the desert is home to a unique community of plants that have adapted to its harsh environment. Visitors to the area will find this volume a practical identification guide, offering descriptions of seventy-five representative species of northern Chihuahuan Desert plants. Each illustrated profile includes the plant’s common and Latin name and a brief description, as well as its role in human history, its relationship to the surrounding flora and fauna, medicinal uses, nutritional value, habitat, toxicity, and other interesting facts.

Medicinal Plants of North America

A Field Guide

Author: Jim Meuninck

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493019627

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 4639

This exquisitely detailed full-color field guide, by biologist and herbal and medical plant expert Jim Meuninck, provides identification, practical information, and skills for the location of and use of medicinal plants. The pages of this book re-connect us to our roots and the knowledge that medicinal plants and wild plant foods provide the chemicals every body needs to obtain optimum health and prevent disease. Meuninck moves the user from simple and familiar plants toward less common plants more difficult to identify. Each of the 122 plants has a color photograph, plant description, and location. Identification of plants are grouped from common to rare in the environment and where they are found: prairies, woodlands, mountains, deserts, and wetlands. Relevant facts about each plant such as toxicity, historical uses, modern uses, as well as wildlife/veterinary uses are also listed. Additional information included in this extraordinary field guide: explanations of how each plant affects the human body; cultural and ethnic uses of medicinal herbs and cooking spices; others creatures who consume the plants; a list of most recommended garden herbs; web site resources, and much more. The Author's Notes provide personal experiences and novel skills honed from over forty years of experience. They include: gardening tips, recipes, formulations, humor, successful experiences, and more. There is no field guide as all-encompassing and detailed as this one, yet it's portable and easy to understand.

Common Southwestern Native Plants

An Identification Guide

Author: Jack L. Carter,Martha A. Carter,Donna J. Stevens

Publisher: Mimbres Press

ISBN: 9780961994518

Category: Endemic plants

Page: 214

View: 1084

Over 150 plants of the Southwest with color photographs and descriptions

Sonoran Desert Wildflowers

A Field Guide to Common Species of the Sonoran Desert, Including Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Saguaro National Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ironwood Forest National Monument, and the Sonoran Portion of Joshua Tree National Park

Author: Richard Spellenberg

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9780762711369

Category: Travel

Page: 246

View: 8373

This series of wildflower identification guides combines authoritative complete descriptions, an easy-to-use format, and superb color photography to make the finest field guides available anywhere. Durable paper stock and bindings are designed for rigorous field use. This guide features 300 of the common plants of the Sonoran Desert. Detailed descriptions, information about bloom season and range, and interesting facts about each plant accompany the full-color photographs.

Arizona Highways Wildlife Guide

125 of Arizona's Native Species

Author: Brooke Bessesen

Publisher: Arizona Highways Books

ISBN: 9780997124705

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 2405

Wildlife Guide: 125 of Arizona's Native Species, a publication of Arizona Highways, features the state's most frequently viewed mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. It was authored by Brooke Bessesen, a well-known naturalist and author. The book is geared toward hikers, campers, wildlife lovers and outdoors enthusiasts. Arizona Highways, which has been published since 1925, has subscribers in all 50 states and more than 120 countries, and is regarded around the world as the authority on Arizona travel.

Mojave Desert Wildflowers

A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of the Mojave Desert, Including the Mojave National Preserve, Death Valley National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park

Author: Pam Mackay

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793880

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 2200

The Mojave Desert eco-region extends from eastern California to northwestern Arizona, southern Nevada, and southwestern Utah, and boasts plant communities as diverse as alkali sinks, dune systems, Joshua tree woodland, pinyon juniper woodland, mixed mojave scrub, and even riparian woodland. This fully updated and revised edition will be appreciated not only by amateur wildflower enthusiasts, but experts will also find the detailed photographs and charts useful in distinguishing among similar species in difficult groups. Species are arranged by color and plant family for easy identification. This guide features 300 of the common species, full-color photographs (many brand new to this edition), detailed descriptions, information on bloom season, and interesting facts about each plant.

Wildflowers of Arizona Field Guide

Author: Nora Mays Bowers,Rick Bowers,Stan Tekiela

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 9781591930693

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 8283

Contains photographs and descriptions of two hundred of the most commonly found wildflowers in Arizona; grouped by color and size.

Cactus of the Southwest

Author: Nora Bowers,Rick Bowers

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591936624

Category: Nature

Page: 28

View: 6401

When you're out and about, keep this tabbed booklet by Nora and Rick Bowers close at hand. Featuring only Southwest cacti of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Texas, the booklet is organized by group for quick and easy identification. Narrow your choices by group, and view just a few cacti at a time. The pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.

New England Wildflowers

A Guide To Common Plants

Author: Frank Kaczmarek

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461745829

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 7013

New England Wildflowers is the most complete guide available to the common wildflowers and flowering plants found in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. With habitats ranging from tidal marshes to mountains, bogs, and boreal forests, the region comprises a rich variety of botanical treasures. Botanists, naturalists, and wildflower enthusiasts alike will find much to enjoy and discover in this easy-to-use reference, which features: * Guaranteed binding—if this binding fails, the publisher will replace the book for free * Detailed descriptions and color photos of more than 300 plants, organized by color and family * An introduction to the region's habitats and ecology * A glossary of botanical terms * A primer on plant characteristics and identification

Trees of Arizona Field Guide

Author: Stan Tekiela

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 9781591930761

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 3873

Trees are all around, but how much do you know about them? With this handy field guide, you can make tree identification simple, informative and productive. Learn about 135 Arizona trees, organized in the book by leaf type and attachment. Fact-filled information contains the information you want to know, while full-page photos provide the visual detail needed for accurate identification. Trees are fascinating and wonderful, and this is the perfect introduction to them.

A Field Guide to Birds of the Desert Southwest

Author: Barbara L. Davis

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461732603

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 9537

This field guide takes you to the desert and grassland areas of Arizona, California, and New Mexico where the total number of bird species reaches a staggering 440. Included are 21 desert birding hot spots, in-depth descriptions and behavioral information, 8 bird charts, and much more.

Cactus of Arizona Field Guide

Author: Rick and Nora Bowers

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591930685

Category: Nature

Page: 236

View: 531

Focusing on cacti of Arizona, this field guide features full-color photographs and information, organized by family, then by shape, to help readers quickly and easily identify the cacti they see.

Complete Guide to Florida Wildflowers

Over 600 Wildflowers of the Sunshine State including National Parks, Forests, Preserves, and More than 160 State Parks

Author: Roger L. Hammer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493030949

Category: Nature

Page: 392

View: 7615

This guide features stunning color photographs of more than 600 common wildflowers of Florida. Detailed descriptions and full-color photos aid the reader in identifying plants in the field.

Birds of Arizona

A Falcon Field Guide

Author: Todd Telander

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762785640

Category: Nature

Page: 104

View: 6699

Each Falcon Field Guide to birds introduces the 180 most common and sought-after species in a state. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed illustrations, these informative guides make it easy to identify birds in a backyard, favorite parks, and wildlife areas. Each bird is accompanied by a detailed listing of its prominent attributes and a color illustration showing its important features. Birds are organized in taxonomic order, keeping families of birds together for easy identification. This is the essential source for the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.

My Side of the Mountain

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0141312424

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 177

View: 8651

A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.