Alberto Búrquez

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The Saguaro Cactus

A Natural History

The University of Arizona Press

The saguaro, with its great size and characteristic shape, has become the emblem of the Sonoran Desert of southwestern Arizona and northwestern Mexico. This book offers a complete natural history of this enduring cactus, the largest and tallest in the United States. From its role in Sonoran Desert ecology, to its adaptations to the desert climate, to its sacred place in Indigenous culture, this book offers a definitive source on a distinguished desert plant.

  • Copyright year: 2020
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Mexico’s Valleys of Cuicatlán and Tehuacán

From Deserts to Clouds

The University of Arizona Press

Mexico’s Valleys of Cuicatlán and Tehuacán provides an accessible overview of an extraordinary region of Central Mexico. Through firsthand experience and engaging prose, the authors provide a synthesis of the environment, plants, and peoples of the valleys, showing their importance and influence as Mesoamerican arteries for environmental and cultural interchange through Mexico.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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