Richard Stephen Felger

Richard Stephen Felger (1934-2020) was a researcher with the Herbarium, School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona. He published widely on arid-land botany, ethnobotany, and conservation, and he was a coauthor of Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago: Flora of the Sonoran Islands in the Gulf of California.

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People of the Desert and Sea

Ethnobotany of the Seri Indians

The University of Arizona Press
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Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago

Flora of the Sonoran Islands in the Gulf of California

The University of Arizona Press

Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago is the first in-depth coverage of the plants on islands in the Gulf of California found in between the coasts of Baja California and Sonora. This collective effort weaves together careful and accurate botanical science with the rich cultural and stunning physical setting of this island realm.


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Field Guide to the Trees of the Gila Region of New Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

Field Guide to the Trees of the Gila Region of New Mexico is the definitive guide for field botanists, researchers, students, and avid nature lovers who wish to explore the natural history of native and introduced tree species across the Gila.

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Shells on a Desert Shore

Mollusks in the Seri World

The University of Arizona Press

Shells on a Desert Shore is a fresh, original look at an indigenous culture of North America having a deep and intimate knowledge of the Gulf of California. Cathy Moser Marlett offers a richly illustrated ethnographic work, describing the Seri knowledge of mollusks and their cultural importance.

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