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Introduction To California Desert Wildflowers

Author : Philip Alexander Munz
ISBN : 0520236327
Genre : History
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Spring in the desert provides some of the most spectacular wildflowers shows in California, making this the perfect wildflower book to pack for a day in the Mojave or Colorado Deserts.

California Desert Wildflowers

Author : Philip Alexander Munz
ISBN : 0520008995
Genre : Botany
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'An important addition to any desert-traveler's library....By far the best booklet devoted to the flowers of the arid lands.' -- The Desert Magazine

Colorado Desert Wildflowers

Author : Jon Mark Stewart
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017264297
Genre : Nature
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The California Deserts

Author : Bruce M Pavlik
ISBN : 0520940784
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This highly readable, spectacularly illustrated compendium is an ecological journey into a wondrous land of extremes. "The California Deserts "explores the remarkable diversity of life in this harsh yet fragile quarter of the Golden State. In a rich narrative, it illuminates how that diversity, created by drought and heat, has evolved with climate change since the Ice Ages. Along the way, we find there is much to learn from each desert species whether it is a cactus, pupfish, tortoise, or bighorn sheep about adaptation to a warming, arid world. The book tells of human adaptation as well, and is underscored by a deep appreciation for the intimate knowledge acquired by native people during their 12,000-year desert experience. In this sense, the book is a journey of rediscovery, as it reflects on the ways that knowledge has been reclaimed and amplified by new discoveries. The book also takes the measure of the ecological condition of these deserts today, presenting issues of conservation, management, and restoration. With its many sidebars, photographs, and featured topics, "The California Deserts "provides a unique introduction to places of remarkable and often unexpected beauty."

California Desert Flowers

Author : Sia Morhardt
ISBN : 0520240030
Genre : Nature
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"I am impressed with the attractive format, the excellent color photographs, and the simplified, workable keys to family and genus."--Edwin A. Phillips, Emeritus Professor of Botany, Pomona College and the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden "These fine photographs and clear explanations of plant families, genera, and species will entice the amateur botanist lucky enough to be exploring the California deserts and their wildflowers."--David M. Gates, Professor Emeritus of Biology and former Director, Biological Station, University of Michigan "This beautifully conceived book not only provides an outstanding introduction to the magnificent wildflowers that carpet California's deserts in years with sufficient rainfall, it does so in a way that skillfully introduces users to plant families and genera and thus gives them a foundation of understanding plants wherever they find them."--Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden "[This] is an easy-to-use work that can serve equally well as a stand-alone guide to a casual day trip or, for more advanced botanists, as a practical companion to the Jepson Manual."--John N. Trager, Curator of Desert Collections, Huntington Botanical Gardens

To The Desert And Back

Author : Philip H. Mirvis
ISBN : 9780787970635
Genre : Business & Economics
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Dove, Lipton, Knorr, Ben & Jerry's, and Slim*Fast are a few of the brands that are part of the $66 billion global empire known as Unilever. When the story opens, one of its divisions is in deep trouble— declining volume, eroding margins, critical quality problems— and is close to being sold off. Then Tex Gunning, its visionary new division chairman, takes the stage, an expanding circle of young leaders takes charge, and once-skeptical workers embrace a challenging message of growth. The result? The division grows by double digits, year in and year out, and energizes Unilever's path to thrive around the globe. To the Desert and Back tells the inside story of the transformation in the words of the people in all quarters of the company who made it happen. It documents five years of personal soul-searching, teamwork, companywide learning conferences, memorable journeys to the mountains and desert, and inspired promotions that show how these efforts produced a remarkable top-to-bottom turnaround. This story delivers authentic and convincing proof that a revitalized business is about personal growth. The lessons learned from this dramatic business turnaround provide unexpected insights and encouraging inspiration for other companies and leaders ready to embark on their own remarkable journey of transformation, growth, and success.

Desert Life Of The Southwest Activity Book

Author : Karen Krebbs
ISBN : 1591936551
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Learn about the wonders of this amazing habitat and how animals survive there in an interactive introduction, filled with coloring pages, word finds, mazes, and more.

140 Great Hikes In And Near Palm Springs

Author : Philip Ferranti
ISBN : 9781937052195
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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* Hikes organized by nine regions in the Palm Springs area * A wide variety of hikes, from family- and dog-friendly to difficult treks * Hike ratings, seasonal advice, and introductory comments help hikers select the appropriate trail From surreal lunar landscapes to high elevation trails with spectacular views, and from breathtaking wildflower hikes to treks that start near downtown Palm Springs, this best-selling guidebook offers hikes for every age and experience level.

The Complete Survival In The Southwest

Author : Arizona Bushman
ISBN : 1490353631
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Complete Survival in the Southwest is a compilation of all 6 of the Survival in the Southwest books written by John Arizona Bushman Campbell. This has been called the encyclopedia of desert survival. This book has taken 7 years to write and all demonstrations and photos were done by the author. Each subject will take you deeper into the world of knowledge and shows you just how to get out alive should a wilderness situation arise. This book focuses on the skill set of survival and offers real world experience from someone that has been there and lived it.

Philip S Guide To Deserts

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ISBN : 0540089486
Genre : Nature
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Philip's Guide to Deserts is a highly illustrated introduction to the world's desert regions - their formation, their highly adapted animal and plant life, their precarious ecologies and natural resources, and their extraordinarily varied human populations. The authors discuss the amazing adaptations that both fauna and flora have evolved to survive. They also look at desert peoples, their customs and religions, and describe how many have flourished in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth. They provide an indepth study of the world's desert resources, both the mineral riches and agricultural potential they offer, and how these are impacted by broad regional water strategies. The authors give useful information on which desert locations to visit and their significant cultural, historical and archaeological sites, as well as a thoughtful look at the future ecological and social issues that confront desert peoples. An Atlas section maps the world's deserts region by region, charting their area, resources, and threats both man-made and natural. The general editors are Professor Tony Allan and Professor Andrew Warren, of London University. Professor Allan is an expert on water resource management in the Middle East and Africa; Professor Warren is a specialist in desert sand dunes, desertification and soil erosion.

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