Author: Steven John Phillips,Patricia Wentworth Comus,Mark Alan Dimmitt,Linda M. Brewer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"This book takes readers deep into the Sonoran Desert, looking closely at the relationships of plants and animals with the land and people, through time and across landscapes. Beginning with its deep biotic and geologic history, the text unveils fascinating ecological adaptations to this desert. The book focuses on the Arizona Upland Subdivision but also touches upon other subdivisions of the Sonoran Desert and associated biotic communities. In clearly accessible language, dozens of naturalists and/or scientists have spelled out the basic concepts of this desert's biodiversity, geology, weather, plants, and animals (from invertebrates to fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals). It explains phenomena of desert light, Sky Islands, and rainfall patterns, flowering and pollination, human impacts and much more. Details on the form, habits, and habitat for hundreds of Sonoran Desert species are presented in accounts covering nearly two-thirds of the volume's 600-plus pages. As in the original publication, the new edition includes color plates highlighting Sonoran Desert landscapes, as well as maps, figures, and more than 400 black and white illustrations. Chapters on when and where to watch the spectacular nature of the region have been updated in this edition for readers inspired to journey over its lands and waters to peruse it in three dimensions"--Provided by publisher.
Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation
Author: Theodore H. Fleming,Alfonso Valiente-Banuet
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
A collection of writings on the ecology, evolution, and conservation of columnar cacti and their vertebrate mutualists, demonstrating that the survival of these cacti depends on animals who pollinate them and disperse their seeds.
200 Recipes from the Pepper Lady's Kitchen
Author: Jean Andrews
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Award-winner Jean Andrews has been called "the first lady of chili peppers” and her own registered trademark, "The Pepper Lady.” She now follows up on the success of her earlier books, Peppers: The Domesticated Capsicums and The Pepper Trail , with a new collection of more than two hundred recipes for pepper lovers everywhere. Andrews begins with how to select peppers (with an illustrated glossary provided), how to store and peel them, and how to utilize various cooking techniques to unlock their flavors. A chapter on some typical ingredients that are used in pepper recipes will be a boon for the harried cook. The Peppers Cookbook also features a section on nutrition and two indexes, one by recipe and one by pepper type, for those searching for a recipe to use specific peppers found in the market. The majority of the book contains new recipes along with the best recipes from her award-winning Pepper Trail book. The mouth-watering recipes herein range from appetizers to main courses, sauces, and desserts, including Roasted Red Pepper Dip, Creamy Pepper and Tomato Soup, Jicama and Pepper Salad, Chipotle-Portabella Tartlets, Green Corn Tamale Pie, Anatolian Stew, South Texas Turkey with Tamale Dressing, Shrimp Amal, Couscous-Stuffed Eggplant, and Creamy Serrano Dressing.
Author: William Lee Halvorson,Cecil R. Schwalbe,Charles Van Riper
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Yet Matt Ridley does more than describe how things are getting better. He explains why. Prosperity comes from everybody working for everybody else. The habit of exchange and specialization---which started more than 100,000 years ago---has created a collective brain that sets human living standards on a rising trend. The mutual dependence, trust, and sharing that result are causes for hope, not despair. --
Vascular Plants of Southeastern California
Author: Bruce G. Baldwin,Jepson Herbarium
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"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
Perspectives and Trends
Author: Michael J. Papa,Tom D. Daniels,Barry K. Spiker
Category: Business & Economics
Communication in organizations has changed drastically since the release of the first edition of this bestselling textbook. This fully revised and updated edition delves into state-of-the-art studies, providing fresh insights into the challenges that organizations face today. Yet this foundational resource remains a cornerstone in the examination of classic research and theory in organization communication.
Die smektakuläre Fortsetzung von Home
Author: Adam Rex
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Die Dreamworks-Verfilmung des ersten Buches "Happy Smekday"ist seit März 2015 unter dem Titel "Home" in die Kinos. In der Fortsetzung von Happy Smekday möchte der Boov J. Lo New Boovworld besuchen, die sich jedoch auf einem der Mondes des Planeten Saturn befindet. Jedoch wird er dort immer noch strafrechtlich gesucht, war er doch in Buch 1 dafür verantwortlich, dass die Gorg zur Erde gefunden haben. J. Lo wünschte sich mittlerweile, er könnte in die Vergangenheit reisen und sich selbst daran hindern, das Signal versehentlich an die Gorg auszusenden. Allerdings ist für die 13-jährige Gratuity klar, dass, wenn die Gorg nie zur Erde gekommen und wieder in die Flucht geschlagen worden wären, die Boov nie beschlossen hätten, die Erde auch wieder zu verlassen. Doch sie lässt J.Lo seinen Wunschtraum, da sie glaubt, dass er eh nie in Erfüllung gehen wird.
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Der Krieg ist weitergezogen. In einer verlassenen Villa in Florenz sind vier Menschen gestrandet, die Zug um Zug ihre Leidenschaften und Wünsche, ihre Geschichte und Existenz voreinander enthüllen. Ein atemberaubendes Spiel um Tod und Leben beginnt. Der Roman wurde von Anthony Minghalla mit Juliette Binoche, Willam Defoe und Jürgen Prochnow verfilmt.
This report is the result of a cooperative effort by the Rocky Mountain Research Station and the USDA Forest Service Region 3, with participation by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Bureau of Land Management. It assesses the state of knowledge related to the conservation status of the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl in Arizona. The population decline of this owl has been attributed to the loss of riparian areas before and after the turn of the 20th century. Currently, the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl is chiefly found in southern Arizona in xeroriparian vegetation and wellstructured upland desertscrub. The primary threat to the remaining pygmy-owl population appears to be continued habitat loss due to residential development. Important information gaps exist and prevent a full understanding of the current population status of the owl and its conservation needs.
Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico
Author: David Earl Brown
"Encyclopedic listing of biotic communities comments on factors that account for change in these communities over time. Of ecological and biogeographical interest"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.