Desert Parade

Desert Parade

Author: William Henry Carr

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015065963905

Category: Desert animals

Page: 96

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Categories: Desert animals

Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes

Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes

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.

Author: Judy Mielke

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292788107

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 712

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

Southwest Desert Plants Stained Glass Coloring Book

Southwest Desert Plants Stained Glass Coloring Book

In this book you'll find easy-to-color illustrations-on special translucent paper.

Author: John Green

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486296377

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 8

View: 843

Recreate a desert environment with images of the century plant, Joshua tree, barrel cactus, prickly pear cactus, and 4 other plants.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Flowers of the Southwest Deserts

Flowers of the Southwest Deserts

from exploitation and destruction outstanding areas of typical desert vegetation . Although the others have been established to protect and preserve geologic , historic , or archeologic values of national significance , they are all ...

Author: Natt Noyes Dodge

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 0911408657

Category: Nature

Page: 136

View: 477

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

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: 683

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

Flowers of the Southwest Deserts

Flowers of the Southwest Deserts

Within the desert areas of the Southwest there are a number of National Parks and Monuments . ... in Arizona ) have been created primarily to save from exploitation and destruction outstanding areas of typical desert vegetation .

Author: Natt Noyes Dodge

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000230833Y

Category: Botany

Page: 112

View: 890

Categories: Botany

Physiological Ecology of North American Desert Plants

Physiological Ecology of North American Desert Plants

Southwest Nat 37:274–279 Van Auken OW, Manwaring JH, Caldwell MM (1992) Effectiveness of phosphate acquisition by juvenile ... Science 198: 189–192 Van Devender TR (1990) Late Quaternary vegetation and climate of the Sonoran Desert, ...

Author: Stanley D. Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642592126

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 409

Following a description of the physical and biological characterization of the four North American deserts together with the primary adaptations of plants to environmental stress, the authors go on to present case studies of key species. They provide an up-to-date and comprehensive review of the major patterns of adaptation in desert plants, with one chapter devoted to several important exotic plants that have invaded these deserts. The whole is rounded off with a synthesis of the resource requirements of desert plants and how they may respond to global climate change.
Categories: Science

Sonoran Desert Plants

Sonoran Desert Plants

The utilization of mesquite and screwbean by the aborigines in the American Southwest . Ethnobiological studies in the American Southwest no . 5. University of New Mexico Bulletin , Biological Series 5 ( 2 ) : 1-55 .

Author: Raymond M. Turner

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816525196

Category: Science

Page: 504

View: 791

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

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: 669

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

Rubber Content of Native Plants of the Southwestern Desert

Rubber Content of Native Plants of the Southwestern Desert

ANALYSES OF PLANTS AND PLANT CONSTITUENTS FROM THE SOUTHWESTERN DESERT The plants included in this study were collected by the authors and others in various parts of Arizona and Southern California . Due to circumstances incident to the ...

Author: Theophil Frederic Buehrer

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112019413357

Category: Agriculture

Page: 33

View: 148

Categories: Agriculture

Flowering Period for Common Desert Plants

Flowering Period for Common Desert Plants

A pamphlet detailing the flowering periods for southwestern Arizona plants includes a calendar with dates for the most common plants.

Author: William Grovenor McGinnies

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:11280360

Category: Plants, Flowering of

Page:

View: 601

A pamphlet detailing the flowering periods for southwestern Arizona plants includes a calendar with dates for the most common plants.
Categories: Plants, Flowering of

The Jepson Desert Manual

The Jepson Desert Manual

This book will facilitate access to information about our deserts, and will lead to increased respect and attention to them. We warmly welcome it."—Jake Sigg, President, California Native Plant Society

Author: Bruce G. Baldwin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520227750

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 146

"This impressive, streamlined new field guide to plants of California deserts is based on The Jepson Manual and is truly a handbook to be carried in the field. It offers new introductory discussions, many new illustrations, revised user-friendly keys, updated distribution information, flowering times. . . and handsome color photos of many species. This marvelous book demonstrates that our deserts are not barren wastes but treasure houses filled with an abundance of floristic riches."—Robert Ornduff, author of Introduction to California Plant Life "This is a marvelously useful guide to the plants of California’s deserts, clearly-written and well-organized. An invaluable companion to those who delight in the unusual and beautiful plants of these scenic areas."—Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden "This much-needed volume incorporates new information about the status and range of many California desert plants. This book will facilitate access to information about our deserts, and will lead to increased respect and attention to them. We warmly welcome it."—Jake Sigg, President, California Native Plant Society
Categories: Science

Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest

Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest

These desert plants have many gifts to offer the modern world . But if we wish to use those gifts , we must recognize that the day of the wild harvest is over . The Mexicans already cultivate some species of agaves .

Author: Delena Tull

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292781644

Category: Nature

Page: 558

View: 320

All around us there are wild plants good for food, medicine, clothing, and shelter, but most of us don't know how to identify or use them. Delena Tull amply supplies that knowledge in this book, one of the first focused specifically on plants that grow in Texas and surrounding regions of the South and Southwest. Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and color photos, this book includes the following special features: Recipes for foods made from edible wild plants. Wild teas and spices. Wild plant dyes, with instructions for preparing the plants and dying wool, cotton, and other materials. Instructions for preparing fibers for use in making baskets, textiles, and paper. Information on wild plants used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soap. Information on medicinal uses of plants. An identification guide to hay fever plants and plants that cause rashes. Instructions for distinguishing edible from poisonous berries. Detailed information on poisonous plants, including poison ivy, oak, and sumac, as well as herbal treatments for their rashes.
Categories: Nature

Connecting Mountain Islands and Desert Seas

Connecting Mountain Islands and Desert Seas

Ecological restoration of Southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystems : a broad perspective . Ecological Applications 12 : 1418-1433 . Bahre , C. J. 1995. Human disturbance and vegetation in Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains in 1902. Desert ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02866185N

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 631

View: 199

Collects the numerous scholarly papers presented at the 2004 Conference on Research and Resource Management in the Southwestern Deserts on the Madrean Archipelago, or Sky Island, region in the American Southwest and northern Mexico, sharing knowledge about the region and identifying needs and possible solutions for existing and emerging problems.
Categories: Biodiversity

100 Desert Wildflowers of the Southwest

100 Desert Wildflowers of the Southwest

Bowers , J. E. Seasons of the Wind : A Naturalist's Look at the Plant Life of Southwestern Sand Dunes . Flagstaff : Northland Press , 1986 . Gehlbach , F. R. Mountain Islands and Desert Seas : A Natural History of the U.S. - Mexican ...

Author: Janice Emily Bowers

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 091140872X

Category: Desert plants

Page: 64

View: 689

100 of the most interesting desert wildflowers are described and depicted in full-color photographs.
Categories: Desert plants

Baboquivari Mountain Plants

Baboquivari Mountain Plants

Magic and Medicine of Plants . Reader's Digest Association , Pleasantville , NY . Dodge , Natt N. 1976. Flowers of the Southwest Deserts . Southwest Parks and Monuments Association , Globe . Donovan , A. J. , and R. Topinka . 2004.

Author: Daniel F. Austin

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816528373

Category: Science

Page: 333

View: 358

The Baboquivari Mountains, long considered to be a sacred space by the Tohono OÕodham people who are native to the area, are the westernmost of the so-called Sky Islands. The mountains form the border between the floristic regions of Chihuahua and Sonora. This encyclopedic work describes the flora of this unique area in detail. It includes descriptions, identifications, ecology, and extensive etymologies of plant names in European and indigenous languages. Daniel Austin also describes pollination biology and seed dispersal and explains how plants in the area have been used by humans, beginning with Native Americans. The term Òsky islandÓ was first used by Weldon Heald in 1967 to describe mountain ranges that are separated from each other by valleys of grassland or desert. The valleys create barriers to the spread of plant species in a way that is similar to the separation of islands in an ocean. The 70,000-square-mile Sky Islands region of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northwestern Mexico is of particular interest to botanists because of its striking diversity of plant species and habitats. With more than 3,000 species of plants, the region offers a surprising range of tropical and temperate zones. Although others have written about the region, this is the first book to focus exclusively on the plant life of the Baboquivari Mountains. The book offers an introduction to the history of the region, along with a discussion of human influences, and includes a useful appendix that lists all of the plants known to be growing in the Baboquivari Mountain chain.
Categories: Science

Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest

Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest

Desert Trees . Arizona Native Plant Society , 1988 . Arnberger , Leslie . Flowers of the Southwest Mountains . Globe , Ariz .: Southwest Parks and Monuments Association , 1974 . Epple , Anne . A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona .

Author: George Oxford Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: 1616731990

Category: Gardening

Page:

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As the world heats up and we become more and more conscious of our place in the natural scheme, the appeal of the native plants of the Southwest becomes ever more compelling for gardeners. In addition to providing year-round beauty with relatively little maintenance, landscaping with native plants contributes to the repair of the natural ecosystem and brings us closer to our environment—and the array of native plant material available to the Southwestern gardener is diverse and spectacular, providing seemingly endless opportunities for creative and attractive landscapes. In Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest, George Oxford Miller provides the definitive guide to choosing the best of the best among the native plants of Arizona and New Mexico. Covering wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, groundcovers, and cacti, this comprehensive, richly illustrated book selects the species whose ornamental qualities, growth habit, adaptability, maintenance needs, and beauty add up to the highest landscape value. The illustrations, maps, and charts provide guidelines for species selection and planting, ongoing maintenance, landscape design, and water and energy conservation. In-depth plant profiles describe the habitat requirements for more than 350 native plant species, subspecies, and varieties, with lush photographs illustrating how each plant looks and responds to landscape conditions. As the interest in native-plant landscaping and xeriscaping continues to grow, this book will find a place on the shelf of every gardener and landscaper in the region—or of anybody interested in recreating the beauty of the Southwest in a hot, dry corner of the yard.
Categories: Gardening

Desert Dinosaurs Discovering Prehistoric Sites in the American Southwest

Desert Dinosaurs  Discovering Prehistoric Sites in the American Southwest

Then it dances through the desert, looking for flowers, especially lupines. ... information about some ofthe amazing nocturnal and diurnal wildlife in the Southwestern desert. h Desert Night Desert Day (Tucson, AZ: Rio Nuevo Publishers, ...

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581577969

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 669

This sourcebook for scientific discovery is stuffed full of incredible facts and compelling data, offering readers insights, observations, and spirited examinations of the natural world. Desert Dinosaurs is one of the few books to combine literary adventure with the possibility of hands-on discovery. Its focus is on a non-scientist’s discoveries about the dinosaurs that frequented Arizona and New Mexico’s prehistoric lands, and it offers readers the encouragement and provides them the opportunity to make their own discoveries at those sites where they can actively participate. This sourcebook for scientific discovery is stuffed full of incredible facts and compelling data. Desert Dinosaurs offers readers insights, observations, and spirited examinations of the natural world.
Categories: Travel

Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest

Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest

Describes over 160 desert and mountain medicinal plants, discussing the usage, chemistry, collection, preparation technique, dosage, and cautions for each plant.

Author: Charles W. Kane

Publisher:

ISBN: 0977133370

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 357

View: 950

Describes over 160 desert and mountain medicinal plants, discussing the usage, chemistry, collection, preparation technique, dosage, and cautions for each plant.
Categories: Health & Fitness