• Nature

The Nature of Arizona

An Introduction to Familiar Plants, Animals and Outstanding Natural Attractions
Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583553008
Category: Nature
Page: 175
View: 6743
Compact yet comprehensive, The Nature of Arizona takes novice naturalists through an easy-to-read basic explanation of species, field identification tips, the evolution of animals and plants, Arizona's geography, ecosystems and climate, before delving into more detailed species identification. Exhaustively researched, beautifully illustrated throughout and organized into color-coded sections, The Nature of Arizona highlights over 300 common and unique plants, animals, and the state's outstanding natural attractions. Each listing is accompanied by a detailed full-color drawing, the species' common and scientific name, its size, a simple description and an indication of its habitat. Brief comments provide more information on each species and assist in further identification. A section at the back of the book includes maps and descriptions of Arizona's various regions, and then listings of the major natural attractions within each of those regions. Hikes and scenic drives are also described, along with accompanying maps and tips - and a handy checklist at the very back allows enthusiasts to keep track of the species they have personally observed.

    • Nature

Birds of Arizona Field Guide


Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 9781591930150
Category: Nature
Page: 366
View: 3817
Make bird watching in Arizona even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Arizona. This book features 145 species of Arizona birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

    • Nature

The Nature of California

An Introduction to Familiar Plants, Animals & Outstanding Natural Attractions
Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Field Guides
ISBN: 9781583553015
Category: Nature
Page: 176
View: 504
Covers over 325 plants, animals, and natural attractions, with each listing offering a basic explanation of the species, field identification tips, detailed full-color drawings, common and scientific name, size, and a description of its habitat.

    • Nature

50 Common Insects of the Southwest


Author: Carl E. Olson
Publisher: Western National Parks Association
ISBN: 9781583690420
Category: Nature
Page: 50
View: 2665
Large color photographs illustrate a guide to common Southwestern insects, including such varieties as the tiger beetle, the rainbow grasshopper, the orange skimmer, the kissing bug, the black witch, the giant palo verde root borer, the very tarantula hawk, and the Pinacate beetle.

    • Humor

Clay Thompson's Valley 101

A Slightly Skewed Guide to Living in Arizona
Author: Clay Thompson
Publisher: American Traveler Press
ISBN: 9780935810714
Category: Humor
Page: 162
View: 4568
A collection of oddly informative columns by the Arizona Republic's Clay Thompson. Newcomers and longtime Arizona residents have challenged Mr. Thompson with questions, both vital and obscure. His witty responses entertain readers daily. This is the first compilation of his work.

    • Nature

Plants of Arizona


Author: Anne Epple,John Dr. Wiens
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762776374
Category: Nature
Page: 496
View: 5042
The only complete guide to the rich and unique flora of Arizona, featuring more than 900 full-color photographs and detailed descriptions of each plant.

    • Nature

Arizona Nature Set

Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees and Wildflowers of Arizona
Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781620051283
Category: Nature
Page: 36
View: 7573
The Arizona Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Grand Canyon State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Arizona - Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife - and is attractively packaged in a cellophane bag. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, Pocket Naturalist Guides are lightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.

    • Nature

Arizona Wildlife

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
Author: James Kavanagh,Kavanagh/ Leung
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583551356
Category: Nature
Page: 12
View: 5417
A pocket guide provides illustrations of major species of Arizona fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals, along with a list of wildlife sanctuaries in the state.

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The Nature of Alaska

An Introduction to Familiar Plants, Animals & Outstanding Natural Attractions
Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Field Guides
ISBN: 9781583552995
Category: Nature
Page: 175
View: 897
Compact yet comprehensive, The Nature of Alaska takes novice naturalists through an easy-to-read basic explanation of species, field identification tips, the evolution of animals and plants, Alaska's geography, ecosystems and climate, before delving into more detailed species identification. Exhaustively researched, beautifully illustrated throughout and organized into color-coded sections, The Nature of Alaska highlights over 300 common and unique plants, animals, and the state's outstanding natural attractions. Each listing is accompanied by a detailed full-color drawing, the species' common and scientific name, its size, a simple description and an indication of its habitat. Brief comments provide more information on each species and assist in further identification. A section at the back of the book includes maps and descriptions of Alaska's various regions, and then listings of the major natural attractions within each of those regions. Hikes and scenic drives are also described, along with accompanying maps and tips - and a handy checklist at the very back allows enthusiasts to keep track of the species they have personally observed.

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Invasive Plants

Guide to Identification and the Impacts and Control of Common North American Species
Author: Wallace Kaufman,Syl Ramsey Kaufman
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811749835
Category: Nature
Page: 528
View: 4053
Identify and understand the plants that are changing the North American landscape forever.

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Arizona Wildlife Viewing Guide


Author: Sharen Adams,Sharon Mallman
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 9781591931416
Category: Nature
Page: 240
View: 1697
Beaches, cliffs, forests and wetlands - New Jersey is called the Garden State for good reason, featuring some of the most beautiful and distinct landscapes in the country. Its diverse habitats mean unique wildlife viewing! Use the New Jersey Wildlife Viewing Guide on your next exploration of this incomparable state. The book offers detailed descriptions of 104 unique locations and the wildlife you may find at each, as well as a three-tiered rating system, letting you know which locations are not to be missed.

    • Travel

Moving to Arizona

The Complete Arizona Answer Book
Author: Dorothy Tegeler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781889786025
Category: Travel
Page: 185
View: 9503
Updated edition of this comprehensive guide contains updated addresses, phone numbers, statistics and information on everything from finding a house to finding a doctor. Filled with detailed maps and photos, an invaluable aid for the newcomer or returning resident


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Arizona Highways Wildlife Guide

125 of Arizona's Native Species
Author: Brooke Bessesen
Publisher: Arizona Highways Books
ISBN: 9780997124705
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
View: 3225
Wildlife Guide: 125 of Arizona's Native Species, a publication of Arizona Highways, features the state's most frequently viewed mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. It was authored by Brooke Bessesen, a well-known naturalist and author. The book is geared toward hikers, campers, wildlife lovers and outdoors enthusiasts. Arizona Highways, which has been published since 1925, has subscribers in all 50 states and more than 120 countries, and is regarded around the world as the authority on Arizona travel.

    • Literary Collections

The Sonoran Desert

A Literary Field Guide
Author: Eric Magrane,Christopher Cokinos
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816531234
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 216
View: 8200
Both literary anthology and hands-on field guide, The Sonoran Desert is a groundbreaking book that melds art and science. It captures the stunning biodiversity of the world's most verdant desert through words and images. More than fifty poets and writers--including Christopher Cokinos, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Ken Lamberton, Eric Magrane, Jane Miller, Gary Paul Nabhan, Alberto R�os, Ofelia Zepeda, and many others--have composed responses to key species of this striking desert. Each creative contribution is joined by an illustration by award-winning artist Paul Mirocha and scientific information about the creature or plant authored by the book's editors.

    • Nature

Desert Life

A Guide to the Southwest's Iconic Animals & Plants and How They Survive
Author: Karen Krebbs
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 1591936640
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 6248
The desert is more than just a barren wasteland -- it's an ecological system booming with life. Have you ever wondered which animals call the Southwest's deserts home? Have you asked yourself how they can possibly survive? This fantastic guide to desert life, written by Karen Krebbs, holds the answers. With stunning photography, as well as fascinating and surprising information, you'll find Desert Life of the Southwest hard to put down! Book Features: Spotlight on more than 100 species of desert animals and plants Special emphasis on how to spot them and how they survive in the desert Animal species that include everything from small insects to large mammals Engaging information about the Chihuahuan, Great Basin, Mojave, and Sonoran deserts "Wow" facts, diet, predators, lifespan, and more

    • Nature

Birds of Arizona

A Falcon Field Guide
Author: Todd Telander
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762785640
Category: Nature
Page: 104
View: 5390
Each Falcon Field Guide to birds introduces the 180 most common and sought-after species in a state. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed illustrations, these informative guides make it easy to identify birds in a backyard, favorite parks, and wildlife areas. Each bird is accompanied by a detailed listing of its prominent attributes and a color illustration showing its important features. Birds are organized in taxonomic order, keeping families of birds together for easy identification. This is the essential source for the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.

    • Nature

Mojave Desert Wildflowers

A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of the Mojave Desert, Including the Mojave National Preserve, Death Valley National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park
Author: Pam Mackay
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762793880
Category: Nature
Page: 352
View: 4626
The Mojave Desert eco-region extends from eastern California to northwestern Arizona, southern Nevada, and southwestern Utah, and boasts plant communities as diverse as alkali sinks, dune systems, Joshua tree woodland, pinyon juniper woodland, mixed mojave scrub, and even riparian woodland. This fully updated and revised edition will be appreciated not only by amateur wildflower enthusiasts, but experts will also find the detailed photographs and charts useful in distinguishing among similar species in difficult groups. Species are arranged by color and plant family for easy identification. This guide features 300 of the common species, full-color photographs (many brand new to this edition), detailed descriptions, information on bloom season, and interesting facts about each plant.

    • Nature

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Book of Answers


Author: David Wentworth Lazaroff
Publisher: Treasure Chest Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 192
View: 6774
This book gives detailed answers to the questions that the staff at the Desert Museum are most often asked, including questions about "exotic" plants and animals and persistent packrats or woodpecker percussionists.

    • Science

Environmental Microbiology


Author: Ian L. Pepper,Charles P. Gerba,Terry J. Gentry
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123948177
Category: Science
Page: 728
View: 6473
Designed for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and environmental professionals, this book builds upon the tremendous success of the previous editions with a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of environmental microbiology as a discipline that has greatly expanded in scope and interest over the past several decades. From terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to urban and indoor environments, this edition relates environmental microbiology to a variety of life science, ecology, and environmental science topics including biogeochemical cycling, bioremediation, environmental transmission of pathogens, microbial risk assessment, and drinking water treatment and reuse. The final chapter highlights several emerging issues including microbial remediation of marine oil spills, microbial contributions to global warming, impact of climate change on microbial infectious disease, and the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. New chapters on: Microbial Diversity and Interactions in Natural Ecosystems (previous chapter on bacterial diversity expanded to include microbial ecology and interactions) Bioinformation and ‘Omic’ Approaches for Characterization of Environmental Microorganisms Microbial Source Tracking Land Application of Organic Residuals: Municipal Biosolids and Animal Manures Recycled Water Treatment and Reuse Global Emerging Microbial Issues in the Anthropocene Era Updates to Other Chapters: Cultural Methods: new cutting-edge approaches for isolating difficult-to-culture microorganisms Nucleic Acid-Based Methods: new text and graphics for a variety of methods including microarrays, quantitative PCR, and metagenomics Aquatic Environments: completely revised chapter Microorganisms and Metal Pollutants: new material on metal speciation and bioremediation Microorganisms and Organic Pollutants: updated discussion on anaerobic degradation of halogenated compounds and bioaugmentation-based remediation of contaminated groundwater Microbial Communication: new sections on bacterial communication with eukaryotic hosts New graphics, case studies, and information boxes throughout More Features: Introductory chapters provide foundational background in microbiology, microbial environments, and methodologies Presents state-of-the-art research results with key, recent references to document information Emphasizes critical information using "Information Boxes" throughout Includes real-world case studies to illustrate concepts, along with frequent use of graphics, cartoons and photographs Offers questions at the end of each chapter designed to test key concepts Lecture slides available for instructors online