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A Practitioner's Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation

Island Press

A Practitioner's Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation brings together knowledge and experience from conservation practitioners and experts around the world to help readers understand the global challenge of conserving biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems.

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Amphibians, Reptiles, and Their Habitats at Sabino Canyon

The University of Arizona Press

Even in paradise, one needs to be mindful of what's underfoot.

The Sabino Canyon Recreation Area is a desert oasis in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, a rich repository of wildlife and a favorite destination for Tucsonans and visitors for more than a century. This book presents annotated and illustrated descriptions of the ...

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Sunshot

The University of Arizona Press

The Devil's Highway crosses a stretch of borderland desert in northern Mexico where many immigrants have traveled--and too many have died. It is a despoblado where desperate people defend secret places. But it is also known as El Gran Desierto--a place where stately saguaros stand near aromatic elephant trees, where sand dunes ...

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Playing with Fish and Other Lessons from the North

The University of Arizona Press

According to the Yup'ik Eskimo of Alaska, fish are not to be played with. It's an adage instilled in children that's as basic as looking both ways before crossing the street, but at its heart lies a concern for nature. Yup'ik traditions are tested each generation by this people's struggle for survival, the admonition not to play with fish ...

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Grand Canyon

The University of Arizona Press

Most people would not think of it as a desert, but the Grand Canyon of the Colorado is most assuredly that. With its towering walls barely lapped by the river, the canyon at its floor is a desert place unto itself.

Ann Zwinger, a master of exposing the heart of the wild world, plumbs the very soul of this majestic place, exploring the ...

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The Antiquities Act

The University of Arizona Press

Enacted in 1906, the Antiquities Act is one of the most important pieces of conservation legislation in American history and has had a far-reaching influence on the preservation of our nation's cultural and natural heritage. Thanks to the foresight of thirteen presidents, parks as diverse as Acadia, Grand Canyon, and Olympic National Park, ...

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River of Memory

The Everlasting Columbia

UBC Press

River of Memory fosters connections between the river’s natural and human histories by encouraging readers to linger along the river’s shores and spend time reflecting on its dramatic mountain and plateau landscapes.

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Escalante

The University of Arizona Press

"There is nothing out there." Such is the claim, at least, of politicians and oil company executives, amazed that anyone would fight to protect the miles of plateaus and canyon bottoms that stretch across southern Utah. Even tourists see this region as an empty spot on the map--an excuse to drive directly from Capitol Reef to Arches ...

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Joshua Tree

The University of Arizona Press

In a subtle dance of arid solitude, two southern California deserts come together at Joshua Tree National Park. One is the Colorado Desert--an extension of the Sonoran Desert--and features natural gardens of ocotillo and cholla cactus. The other end of the park engages the Mojave Desert, the special habitat of the Joshua tree as well as ...

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The Origins of Modern Environmental Thought

The University of Arizona Press

The Origins of Modern Environmental Thought provides readers with a concise and lively introduction to the seminal thinkers who created the modern environmental movement and inspired activism and policy change. Beginning with a brief overview of the works of Thoreau, Mill, Malthus, Leopold, and others, de Steiguer examines some of ...

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