Southwestern Desert Plants

Southwestern Desert Plants

This guide highlights the main wildlife viewing areas and most visible species.

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 1583552081

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 537

This guide highlights the main wildlife viewing areas and most visible species. Offering exceptional value and utility, it's map-sized, lightweight, and laminated for wear-resistance.
Categories: Nature

Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Deserts

Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Deserts

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

Author: Janice Emily Bowers

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 1877856347

Category: Nature

Page: 140

View: 268

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

Desert Parade

Desert Parade

Author: William Henry Carr

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015065963905

Category: Desert animals

Page: 96

View: 612

Categories: Desert animals

Cooking the Wild Southwest

Cooking the Wild Southwest

Included here are sections featuring each of twenty-three different desert plants. The chapters include basic information, harvesting techniques, and general characteristics.

Author: Carolyn J. Niethammer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0816529191

Category: Cooking

Page: 194

View: 541

Over the last few decades, interest in eating locally has grown quickly. From just-picked apples in Washington to fresh peaches in Georgia, local food movements and farmer’s markets have proliferated all over the country. Desert dwellers in the Southwest are taking a new look at prickly pear, mesquite, and other native plants. Many people’s idea of cooking with southwestern plants begins and ends with prickly pear jelly. With this update to the classic Tumbleweed Gourmet, master cook Carolyn Niethammer opens a window on the incredible bounty of the southwestern deserts and offers recipes to help you bring these plants to your table. Included here are sections featuring each of twenty-three different desert plants. The chapters include basic information, harvesting techniques, and general characteristics. But the real treat comes in the form of some 150 recipes collected or developed by the author herself. Ranging from every-day to gourmet, from simple to complex, these recipes offer something for cooks of all skill levels. Some of the recipes also include stories about their origin and readers are encouraged to tinker with the ingredients and enjoy desert foods as part of their regular diet. Featuring Paul Mirocha’s finely drawn illustrations of the various southwestern plants discussed, this volume will serve as an indispensible guide from harvest to table. Whether you’re looking for more ways to prepare local foods, ideas for sustainable harvesting, or just want to expand your palette to take in some out-of-the-ordinary flavors, Cooking the Wild Southwest is sure to delight.
Categories: Cooking

Southwestern Desert Resources

Southwestern Desert Resources

This volume puts a spotlight on specific examples of work being done in the area to show that collaborative efforts among federal, state agency, university, and private sector researchers working with land managers provides better science ...

Author: William Lee Halvorson

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816528179

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 263

Yet Matt Ridley does more than describe how things are getting better. He explains why. Prosperity comes from everybody working for everybody else. The habit of exchange and specialization---which started more than 100,000 years ago---has created a collective brain that sets human living standards on a rising trend. The mutual dependence, trust, and sharing that result are causes for hope, not despair. --
Categories: Science

Here Is the Southwestern Desert

Here Is the Southwestern Desert

Examines the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert, inhabited by hawks, lizards, and jackrabbits and their relationship with one another and their environment.

Author: Madeleine Dunphy

Publisher: Web of Life Children's Book

ISBN: 9780977379576

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 524

Examines the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert, inhabited by hawks, lizards, and jackrabbits and their relationship with one another and their environment.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Flowers of the Southwest Deserts

Flowers of the Southwest Deserts

In California , Death Valley National Monument is outstanding in its variety of
desert flowers . Lake Mead National Recreation Area , of which Hoover Dam is
the center , has exceptional displays of various forms of desert plants . A great
variety ...

Author: Natt Noyes Dodge

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 0911408657

Category: Nature

Page: 136

View: 358

Line drawings with some color photgraphs; 190 species of flowers arranged by petal color with descriptions and introductory notes.
Categories: Nature

Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes

Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes

Flowers of the Southwest Deserts. Tucson: Southwest Parksand Monuments
Association, 1985. Duffield, Mary Rose, and Warren Jones. PlantsforDry Climates
. Tucson: H.P. Books,1981. Felger, Richard S. “Vegetation andFlora of theGran ...

Author: Judy Mielke

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292788107

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 691

For gardeners who want to conserve water, the color, fragrance, shade, and lush vegetation of a traditional garden may seem like a mirage in the desert. But such gardens can flourish when native plants grow in them. In this book, Judy Mielke, an expert on Southwestern gardening, offers the most comprehensive guide available to landscaping with native plants. Writing simply enough for beginning gardeners, while also providing ample information for landscape professionals, she presents over three hundred trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, groundcovers, wildflowers, cacti, and other native plants suited to arid landscapes. The heart of the book lies in the complete descriptions and beautiful color photographs of plants native to the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Mielke characterizes each plant and gives detailed information on its natural habitat, its water, soil, light, temperature, and pruning requirements, and its possible uses in landscape design. In addition, Mielke includes informative discussions of desert ecology, growing instructions for native plants and wildflowers, and "how-to" ideas for revegetation of disturbed desert areas using native plants. She concludes the book with an extensive list of plants by type, including those that have specific features such as shade or fragrance. She also supplies a list of public gardens that showcase native plants.
Categories: Nature

Management of Southwestern Desert Soils

Management of Southwestern Desert Soils

Native desert plants use several means of conserving moisture by reducing
transpiration losses . For example , water demand for transpiration is lessened by
: reduced leaf surface area ; thin scales of leaves or no true leaves as we think of
 ...

Author: Wallace H. Fuller

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015001934598

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 195

View: 330

Categories: Technology & Engineering

The southwestern desert in bloom

The southwestern desert in bloom

Our southwest desert has developed plants of weird stature and shape mainly for
the conservation of their stored moisture thru non - resistance to hot dry winds
and the shading of their roots from the intense sun . The root system on most of ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B5132014

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Southwestern Landscaping with Native Plants

Southwestern Landscaping with Native Plants

Guide for gardening using native plants of the Southwest.

Author: Judith Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020455551

Category: Gardening

Page: 140

View: 883

Guide for gardening using native plants of the Southwest.
Categories: Gardening

Desert and Mountain Plants of the Southwest

Desert and Mountain Plants of the Southwest

Illustrated guide to plants found in Southwestern United States.

Author: Dorothy Van Dyke Leake

Publisher:

ISBN: 080612489X

Category: Science

Page: 239

View: 718

Contains descriptions and line drawings of some 250 plants, for travelers and others who admire the southwestern landscape. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Categories: Science

Sonoran Desert Plants

Sonoran Desert Plants

This book will stand as a landmark resource for many years to come.

Author: Raymond M. Turner

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816525196

Category: Science

Page: 504

View: 537

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.
Categories: Science

Desert Plant Life

Desert Plant Life

READING AND REFERENCE A VANUAL OF SOUTHWESTERN DESERT
TREES AND SHRUBS . Lyman Benson and Robert A . Darrow . University of
Arizona Biological Science Bulletin No . 6 . August , 1915 . 111 pages . $ 3 . 00 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924070898865

Category: Cactus

Page:

View: 308

Categories: Cactus

Ecology of Sonoran Desert Plants and Plant Communities

Ecology of Sonoran Desert Plants and Plant Communities

The latter result agrees with Shreve ' s ( 1924 , 1925 ) earliest impressions of the
chorological relationships in the southwestern deserts . The “ Sonoran floristic
area ” of McLaughlin ( 1986 ) actually corresponded quite closely to Shreve ...

Author: Robert Hall Robichaux

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043768434

Category: Science

Page: 303

View: 855

This book offers an accessible introduction to Sonoran Desert ecology. Eight original essays by Sonoran Desert specialists provide an overview of the practice of ecology at landscape, community, and organism levels. The essays explore the rich diversity of plant life in the Sonoran Desert and the ecological patterns and processes that underlie it. They also reveal the history and scientific legacy of the Desert Laboratory in Tucson, which has conducted research on the Sonoran Desert since 1903.
Categories: Science

Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert

Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert

An encyclopedic look at the use of 1367 species of plants in the southwestern
deserts and Mexico . People of the Desert and Sea : Ethnobotany of the Seri
Indians by Richard Felger and Mary Beck Moser . Tucson : University of Arizona
Press ...

Author: Kevin Dahl

Publisher: Treasure Chest Books

ISBN: UCSD:31822035082668

Category: Nature

Page: 22

View: 980

This is an account of what food grows wild, how it is used, and by whom. Considered inedible or exotic by some, the Native Americans have harvested these foods for thousands of years.
Categories: Nature

Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest

Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest

This work details more than 210 medicinal plants.

Author: Charles W. Kane

Publisher:

ISBN: 0977133303

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 307

View: 360

This work details more than 210 medicinal plants. The majority are found throughout the Southwest, others have a wider western range, and then some are found country wide. Each profile discusses the plants identification, distribution, chemistry, medicinal and edible uses, and cautions. More than 250 color photos and 80 paintings further enhance the informations usefulness. Well researched, practical, and pertinent, this work serves as a resource for those who are interested in finding medicine from the land. Original.
Categories: Health & Fitness