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
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.
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
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. --
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
Author: Natt Noyes Dodge
Publisher: Western National Parks Association
Line drawings with some color photgraphs; 190 species of flowers arranged by petal color with descriptions and introductory notes.
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
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.
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
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 ...
Plant Density Plant map data were taken for 26 densities from 16 different
experiments from 1981 through 1985. Densities ranged from 3.9 to 14.2 plants
per m2 ( 15,800 to 57,500 plants per A ) . Regression analysis was used to relate
This book will stand as a landmark resource for many years to come.
Author: Raymond M. Turner
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
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.
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 .
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
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.
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
Author: Kevin Dahl
Publisher: Treasure Chest Books
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.
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.