Sonora: An Intimate Geography University of Arizona Southwest Centre

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University of New Mexico Press #ad - Sonora is also a record of painful twentieth-century change of human dislocation from rural villages to industrial cities and the relentless destruction of Sonoran forests, deserts, jungles, and rivers. A regular visitor for over thirty years, present, the author provides a colorful portrait of the Sonora of the past, and future.

Sonora: An Intimate Geography University of Arizona Southwest Centre #ad - The author's curiosity extends to the weaving of Nácori hats, and the utility of the tegua, the distillation of fiery bacanora, the Sonoran cowboy boot. Now available in paperback, describes blistering deserts, tropical river valleys, and history of Sonora, land, alpine mountains, cobblers, fishermen, Mexico, this informal account of the people, culture, and relates the lives and stories of cattlemen, bootleggers, and arid coastlines, weavers, lumbermen, musicians, and Indians.

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A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

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University of California Press #ad - In accessible language, amphibians, weather, birds, more than forty scientists and/or naturalists examine the region’s biodiversity, and mammals, plants, and animals from invertebrates to fish, reptiles, geology, as well as potential threats to the species and habitats. The text is supplemented throughout with anecdotes, diagrams, essays, photographs, maps, and 450 finely rendered drawings.

Covering southeasternmost california, mexico, and much of the state of Sonora, most of Baja California, much of southern and central Arizona, it is home to an extraordinary variety of plants and animals. A natural history of the sonoran desert takes readers deep into its vast expanse, looking closely at the relationships of plants and animals with the land and people, through time and across landscapes.

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert #ad -  . This comprehensive natural history, birdwatchers, students, will surely become an invaluable companion for nature enthusiasts, like the original edition, hikers, naturalists, and anyone interested in the desert Southwest. The landscape of the sonoran Desert Region varies dramatically from parched desert lowlands to semiarid tropical forests and frigid subalpine meadows.

Taxonomic nomenclature has been updated and new color plates and figures have been added. Published in association with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This new edition adds chapters on the Sky Islands, desert pollinators, Sea of Cortez, and conservation issues.

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Gathering the Desert

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University of Arizona Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Gary paul nabhan has combed the desert in search of plants forgotten by all but a handful of American Indians and Mexican Americans. Winner of the john burroughs association’s john burroughs medal for natural history writing and a Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association To the untrained eye, a desert is a wasteland that defies civilization; yet the desert has been home to native cultures for centuries and offers sustenance in its surprisingly wide range of plant life.

From the red-hot chiltepines of mexico to the palms of Palm Springs, each plant exemplifies a symbolic or ecological relationship which people of this region have had with plants through history. In gathering the desert readers will discover that the bounty of the desert is much more than meets the eye—whether found in the luscious fruit of the stately organpipe cactus or in the lowly tepary bean.

Gathering the Desert #ad - Each chapter focuses on a particular plant and is accompanied by an original drawing by artist Paul Mirocha. Word and picture together create a total impression of plants and people as the book traces the turn of seasons in the desert. Nabhan has chosen a dozen of the more than 425 edible wild species found in the Sonoran Desert to demonstrate just how bountiful the land can be.

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The Pimeria Alta Missions & More

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Southwestern Mission Res Ctr #ad - Book by schuetz-miller, Olvega, Mardith, Jorge Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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Gathering the Desert

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University of Arizona Press #ad - From the red-hot chiltepines of mexico to the palms of Palm Springs, each plant exemplifies a symbolic or ecological relationship which people of this region have had with plants through history. Used book in Good Condition. In gathering the desert readers will discover that the bounty of the desert is much more than meets the eye—whether found in the luscious fruit of the stately organpipe cactus or in the lowly tepary bean.

Nabhan has chosen a dozen of the more than 425 edible wild species found in the Sonoran Desert to demonstrate just how bountiful the land can be. To the untrained eye, a desert is a wasteland that defies civilization; yet the desert has been home to native cultures for centuries and offers sustenance in its surprisingly wide range of plant life.

Gathering the Desert #ad - Gary paul nabhan has combed the desert in search of plants forgotten by all but a handful of American Indians and Mexican Americans. Used book in Good Condition. Word and picture together create a total impression of plants and people as the book traces the turn of seasons in the desert. Used book in Good Condition.

Each chapter focuses on a particular plant and is accompanied by an original drawing by artist Paul Mirocha.

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A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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University of California Press/ASDM Press #ad - A natural history of the sonoran desert provides the most complete collection of Sonoran Desert natural history information ever compiled and is a perfect introduction to this biologically rich desert of North America. The authors—experts in many fields—begin with a general look at the region's geology, paleoecology, climate, human ecology, and biodiversity.

. This comprehensive, accessible natural history is written for nonscientists and will surely become an invaluable companion for nature enthusiasts, hikers, birdwatchers, students, and anyone interested in the desert Southwest. A copublication with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Used book in Good Condition.

Its terrain varies dramatically, from parched desert lowlands to semiarid tropical forests and frigid subalpine meadows. Used book in Good Condition. Throughout, essays, maps, diagrams, color and black-and-white photographs, the text is supplemented with anecdotes, and 450 finely-rendered drawings. The sonoran desert is one of the most wildly diverse and fascinating regions in the world.

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Covering southeastern california, mexico, and much of the state of Sonora, the southern half of Arizona, most of Baja California, this vast area is home to an amazing variety of plants and animals. The book then looks in depth at hundreds of plants, reptiles, native fishes, amphibians, mammals, birds, and invertebrates that live in the northern part of the Sonoran Desert.

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Conflict in Colonial Sonora: Indians, Priests, and Settlers

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University of New Mexico Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Indians struggled to maintain control of their traditional lands and their cultures and persevere in their ancient enmities with competing peoples, with whom they were often at war. The missionaries faced conflicts within their own orders, between orders, and between the orders and secular clergy.

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries northwestern Mexico was the scene of ongoing conflict among three distinct social groups--Indians, religious orders of priests, and settlers. Some settlers championed indian rights against the clergy, while others viewed Indians as ongoing impediments to economic development and viewed the priests as obstructionists.

Conflict in Colonial Sonora: Indians, Priests, and Settlers #ad - In this study, examines seven separate instances of such conflict, Yetman, distinguished scholar of Sonoran history and culture, each of which reveals a different perspective on this complicated world. Settlers, take over their land, when convenient, who often encountered opposition from priests, and, sought to dominate Indians, exploit them as servants and laborers.

Based on extensive archival research, due to their persistence in these conflicts, emerged triumphant, Yetman's account shows how the settlers, with the Jesuits disappearing from the scene and Indians pushed into the background. Priests hoped to pacify Indians, who in turn resisted the missionary clergy.

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Art and Architecture in Mexico World of Art

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Thames & Hudson #ad - The author draws on recent scholarship to examine crucial issues of race, and gender, class, including the work of indigenous artists during the colonial period, and of women artists in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The illustrated works of art are well-chosen and beautifully integrated into Oles’s text.

Used book in Good Condition. He interprets major works by such famous artists as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, but also discusses less familiar figures in history and landscape painting, muralism, and conceptual art. A lucid―at times, even poetic―summary of five hundred years of Mexican art. Indeed, it feels as if his words emanate from the art itself.

Art and Architecture in Mexico World of Art #ad - Donna pierce, denver art museum this new interpretive history of Mexican art from the Spanish Conquest to the early decades of the twenty-first century is the most comprehensive introduction to the subject in fifty years. Throughout, oles shows how Mexican artists participated in local and international developments.

Thames Hudson. Used book in Good Condition. James oles ranges widely across media and genres, sculpture, architecture, offering new readings of painting, prints, and photographs. The story of mexican art is set in its rich historical context by the book’s treatment of political and social change.

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Sonora: Its Geographical Personality

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University of Texas Press #ad - And he shows how western Sonora has become one of Mexico's most powerful political and economic entities in the twentieth century. For geographers, anthropologists, historians, and economists, as well as travelers to Sonora and its coastal resorts, this lively and interesting book will be important reading.

A landscape nearly empty of inhabitants in the wake of Apache raids from the north. And a former desert transformed by irrigation into vast fields of wheat and cotton. Utilizing the idea of "old" and "new" landscapes, he describes two sonoras—to the east, to the west, a semiarid to subhumid mountainous region that reached its peak of development in the colonial era and still lives largely in its colonial past; and, a desert region that in the twentieth century has become a major agricultural producer and the modern center of economic and cultural activity.

Sonora: Its Geographical Personality #ad - After a description of the physical and biotic aspects of Sonora, West describes the aboriginal farming cultures that inhabited eastern Sonora before the Spanish conquest. Thames Hudson. Used book in Good Condition. Following the conquest, silver, he traces the spread of Jesuit missions and Spanish mining and ranching communities into this land where gold, and copper ores were easily extracted by surface mining.

West explores the dual geographic "personality" of this part of Mexico's northern frontier. A land where some streams ran with gold.

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Mountain Trees of Southern Arizona: A Field Guide

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press #ad - Unlike field guides of the past, flowers or cones in various stages of development, providing not only a large image of each tree, it uses the same approach as Frank Rose's heralded Mountain Wildflowers of Southern Arizona, fruit, but several smaller images of their components--such as bark, as well as occasional photos of animals that find resources in those trees.

A short narrative paragraph expands on these vital statistics and descriptions, often providing anecdotal information about how the tree is or has been used by people or animals, especially butterflies. In addition to striking photos and an elegant, elevation range, height, preferred habitat, easy-on-the-eye design, flower, this guide provides brief entries describing such features as overall shape, leaf, bark, and fruit.

Used book in Good Condition. Coupled with the text, these images make it easy for beginners and aficionados alike to distinguish between the species--even the often confounding pines and firs. Used book in Good Condition. Thames Hudson. With spiral-binding and laminated covers, the book is easy to use in the field.

Mountain Trees of Southern Arizona: A Field Guide #ad - A unique guide to our amazing native trees, this book features common and notable trees growing at 4, 500 feet or more in the Sky Islands of southern Arizona. But its array of photos, and concise information will satisfy the amateur naturalist in all of us, straightforward language, even if it never leaves the coffee table.

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Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods and Living

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Rainsource Press #ad - Additional essays reveal the poetry of the foraging life, how to plant the rain, and medicinal uses and ethnobotanical histories of desert plants. The recipes―contributed by desert dwellers, harvesters, chefs, and innovators―capture a spirit of adventure and reverence inviting both newcomers and seasoned experts to try new foods and experiment with new flavors.

Universally, its concepts and approach can help communities everywhere collaborate with their ecosystem, while enhancing the health of all. It contains stories of significant individuals, and businesses that have contributed knowledge, products, and use of wild, harvesting, and innovation in the planting, organizations, native desert foods.

More than a cookbook,  this guide also encourages a renaissance of “wild agriculture, ” one that foregrounds the ethical harvesting and selection of wild foods and the re-planting of native food sources in urban and residential areas without imported water or fertilizers. Thames Hudson. Used book in Good Condition.

Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods and Living #ad - As such, this book becomes a template for harvesting and cooking throughout the Americas. Eat mesquite and more celebrates native food forests of the sonoran desert and beyond with over 170 recipes featuring wild, prickly pear, hackberry,  desert chia, chiltepin, desert herbs and flowers, desert ironwood, palo verde,  cholla, acorn, saguaro, barrel cactus, including mesquite, indigenous foods, wolfberry, and wild greens.

Used book in Good Condition. Many of the food plants included in this cookbook―or close relatives of them―can be found or grown in the other deserts and drylands of North America and South America.

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