Southwestern Desert Plants: An Introduction to Familiar Species

Southwestern Desert Plants: An Introduction to Familiar Species

Paperback Pocket Naturalist Guides

By (author) Senior Consultant James Kavanagh, Illustrated by Raymond Leung

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  • Publisher: Waterford Press
  • Format: Paperback | 12 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 193mm x 3mm | 32g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2003
  • ISBN 10: 1583552081
  • ISBN 13: 9781583552087
  • Edition statement: First.
  • Sales rank: 1,486,139

Product description

The iconic saguaro cactus is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout the southwestern deserts. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs, cacti and wildflowers also includes a map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

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Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

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Southwestern Desert Plants, An Introduction to Familiar Species, is a must-have, reference guide for beginners and experts alike. Whether you're on a nature hike or in your own backyard, you'll want to take along a copy of this indispensable guide. The Pocket Naturalist series is an introduction to common plants and animals and natural phenomena. Each pocket-sized, folding guide highlights up to 150 species and most feature a map highlighting prominent sanctuaries and outstanding natural attractions. Each is laminated for durability.