Desert Parade

Desert Parade

Author: William Henry Carr

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015065963905

Category: Desert animals

Page: 96

View: 535

Categories: Desert animals

Cooking the Wild Southwest

Cooking the Wild Southwest

Included here are sections featuring each of twenty-three different desert plants. The chapters include basic information, harvesting techniques, and general characteristics.

Author: Carolyn J. Niethammer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0816529191

Category: Cooking

Page: 194

View: 695

Over the last few decades, interest in eating locally has grown quickly. From just-picked apples in Washington to fresh peaches in Georgia, local food movements and farmer’s markets have proliferated all over the country. Desert dwellers in the Southwest are taking a new look at prickly pear, mesquite, and other native plants. Many people’s idea of cooking with southwestern plants begins and ends with prickly pear jelly. With this update to the classic Tumbleweed Gourmet, master cook Carolyn Niethammer opens a window on the incredible bounty of the southwestern deserts and offers recipes to help you bring these plants to your table. Included here are sections featuring each of twenty-three different desert plants. The chapters include basic information, harvesting techniques, and general characteristics. But the real treat comes in the form of some 150 recipes collected or developed by the author herself. Ranging from every-day to gourmet, from simple to complex, these recipes offer something for cooks of all skill levels. Some of the recipes also include stories about their origin and readers are encouraged to tinker with the ingredients and enjoy desert foods as part of their regular diet. Featuring Paul Mirocha’s finely drawn illustrations of the various southwestern plants discussed, this volume will serve as an indispensible guide from harvest to table. Whether you’re looking for more ways to prepare local foods, ideas for sustainable harvesting, or just want to expand your palette to take in some out-of-the-ordinary flavors, Cooking the Wild Southwest is sure to delight.
Categories: Cooking

Here Is the Southwestern Desert

Here Is the Southwestern Desert

Examines the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert, inhabited by hawks, lizards, and jackrabbits and their relationship with one another and their environment.

Author: Madeleine Dunphy

Publisher: Web of Life Children's Book

ISBN: 9780977379576

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 200

Examines the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert, inhabited by hawks, lizards, and jackrabbits and their relationship with one another and their environment.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Southwest Fruit Vegetable Gardening

Southwest Fruit   Vegetable Gardening

DIVIf you live in Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada, you’ll discover the best edible plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide—and they’ll be on your table before you know it./div

Author: Jacqueline Soule

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781591866145

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 955

DIVMaster the art of edible gardening in the beautiful southwestern United States./divDIV /divDIVSouthwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada. Co-authors Katie Elzer-Peters and Jacqueline Soule share their bountiful knowledge of edibles in general and the Southwest region in particular, equipping you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and—most importantly—harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Tucson suburbs, the New Mexico Bootheel, the Mojave Desert, or anywhere else in the southwestern tri-state area, you’ll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they’ll be on your table before you know it./div
Categories: Gardening

Southwestern Desert Resources

Southwestern Desert Resources

1989 1990 PERCENTAGE OF INDIVIDUALS 2001 Presence of Termites on
Aboveground Tissues of Sonoran Desert Plant Species We found widespread
termite presence on saguaros over a large portion of their distributions in the
Sonoran ...

Author: William Lee Halvorson

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816528179

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 572

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. --
Categories: Science

Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes

Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes

Flowers of the Southwest Deserts. Tucson: Southwest Parksand Monuments
Association, 1985. Duffield, Mary Rose, and Warren Jones. PlantsforDry Climates
. Tucson: H.P. Books,1981. Felger, Richard S. “Vegetation andFlora of theGran ...

Author: Judy Mielke

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292788107

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 383

For gardeners who want to conserve water, the color, fragrance, shade, and lush vegetation of a traditional garden may seem like a mirage in the desert. But such gardens can flourish when native plants grow in them. In this book, Judy Mielke, an expert on Southwestern gardening, offers the most comprehensive guide available to landscaping with native plants. Writing simply enough for beginning gardeners, while also providing ample information for landscape professionals, she presents over three hundred trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, groundcovers, wildflowers, cacti, and other native plants suited to arid landscapes. The heart of the book lies in the complete descriptions and beautiful color photographs of plants native to the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Mielke characterizes each plant and gives detailed information on its natural habitat, its water, soil, light, temperature, and pruning requirements, and its possible uses in landscape design. In addition, Mielke includes informative discussions of desert ecology, growing instructions for native plants and wildflowers, and "how-to" ideas for revegetation of disturbed desert areas using native plants. She concludes the book with an extensive list of plants by type, including those that have specific features such as shade or fragrance. She also supplies a list of public gardens that showcase native plants.
Categories: Nature

Desert and Mountain Plants of the Southwest

Desert and Mountain Plants of the Southwest

Illustrated guide to plants found in Southwestern United States.

Author: Dorothy Van Dyke Leake

Publisher:

ISBN: 080612489X

Category: Science

Page: 239

View: 580

Contains descriptions and line drawings of some 250 plants, for travelers and others who admire the southwestern landscape. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Categories: Science

Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Deserts

Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Deserts

leaf paloverde, triangle-leaf bursage, ironwood, jumping cholla, and creosote
bush are some of the many characteristic Sonoran Desert plants. The Mojave
Desert, which covers about 35,000 square miles, is the smallest North American
 ...

Author: Janice Emily Bowers

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 1877856347

Category: Nature

Page: 140

View: 236

A guide to the shrubs and trees of this region. Arranged by blossom color with informative drawings.
Categories: Nature

Rubber Content of Native Plants of the Southwestern Desert

Rubber Content of Native Plants of the Southwestern Desert

Theophil Frederic Buehrer, Lyman David Benson. ANALYSES OF PLANTS AND
PLANT CONSTITUENTS FROM THE SOUTHWESTERN DESERT The plants
included in this study were collected by the authors and others in various parts of
 ...

Author: Theophil Frederic Buehrer

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112019413357

Category: Desert plants

Page: 33

View: 178

Categories: Desert plants

The Cacti of Arizona

The Cacti of Arizona

"For persons with a special interest in succulents, and cacti in particular, this book is a must.

Author: Lyman Benson

Publisher: Century Collection

ISBN: 0816534764

Category: Nature

Page: 218

View: 645

"For persons with a special interest in succulents, and cacti in particular, this book is a must. Others will find the volume of value not only as a means of naming these highly specialized plants but as a source of information on the structure and distribution of the various species."--American Scientist "Of tremendous value to the professional botanist and ecologist, and with layman English and careful instructions, the work provides the amateur botanist insight into a fascinating family."--Garden Journal "For the general desert lover as well as the botanist."--Books of the Southwest
Categories: Nature

Management of Southwestern Desert Soils

Management of Southwestern Desert Soils

Native desert plants use several means of conserving moisture by reducing
transpiration losses . For example , water demand for transpiration is lessened by
: reduced leaf surface area ; thin scales of leaves or no true leaves as we think of
 ...

Author: Wallace H. Fuller

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015001934598

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 195

View: 830

Categories: Technology & Engineering

Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest

Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest

Describes over 160 desert and mountain medicinal plants, discussing the usage, chemistry, collection, preparation technique, dosage, and cautions for each plant.

Author: Charles W. Kane

Publisher:

ISBN: 0977133370

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 357

View: 811

Describes over 160 desert and mountain medicinal plants, discussing the usage, chemistry, collection, preparation technique, dosage, and cautions for each plant.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest

Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest

This work details more than 210 medicinal plants.

Author: Charles W. Kane

Publisher:

ISBN: 0977133303

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 307

View: 633

This work details more than 210 medicinal plants. The majority are found throughout the Southwest, others have a wider western range, and then some are found country wide. Each profile discusses the plants identification, distribution, chemistry, medicinal and edible uses, and cautions. More than 250 color photos and 80 paintings further enhance the informations usefulness. Well researched, practical, and pertinent, this work serves as a resource for those who are interested in finding medicine from the land. Original.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Riparian Areas of the Southwestern United States

Riparian Areas of the Southwestern United States

Szaro, R.C., Riparian forest and scrubland community types of Arizona and New
Mexico, Desert Plants, 9, 70, 1989. Minckley, W.L. and Brown, D.E., Part 6.
Wetlands, in Biotic Communities of the American Southwest—United States and
 ...

Author: Peter F. Ffolliott

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203497759

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 295

The demand for water resulting from massive population and economic growth in the southwestern U.S. overwhelmed traditional uses of riparian areas. As a consequence, many of these uniquely-structured ecosystems have been altered or destroyed. Within recent years people have become increasingly aware of the many uses and benefits of riparian zones a
Categories: Science

Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest

Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest

The southwestern region is home to all four major North American deserts.
Different combinations of animal and plant species tend to occur in each desert.
However, the boundaries between the deserts are not as distinct as one would
expect, ...

Author: Delena Tull

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292748279

Category: Nature

Page: 456

View: 155

Originally published: Practical guide to edible and useful plants. Austin, Tex.: Texas Monthly Press, c1987.
Categories: Nature

Month By Month Gardening in the Desert Southwest

Month By Month Gardening in the Desert Southwest

The answer book to questions gardeners have about southwestern flora, this is the definitive guide to what to do in the garden and when to do it. Illustrations.

Author: Mary Irish

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1591860008

Category: Gardening

Page: 360

View: 695

The answer book to questions gardeners have about southwestern flora, this is the definitive guide to what to do in the garden and when to do it. Illustrations.
Categories: Gardening

100 Desert Wildflowers of the Southwest

100 Desert Wildflowers of the Southwest

Bowers, J. E. Seasons of the Wind: A Naturalist's Look at the Plant Life of
Southwestern Sand Dunes. Flagstaff. Northland Press, 1986. Gehlbach, F. R.
Mountain Islands and Desert Seas: A Natural History of the U.S.–Mexican
Borderlands.

Author: Janice Emily Bowers

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 091140872X

Category: Nature

Page: 56

View: 163

100 of the most interesting desert wildflowers are described and depicted in full-color photographs.
Categories: Nature

Design with the Desert

Design with the Desert

Plant. Salvaging. and. Reuse. in. Southwestern. Deserts. Allan Dunstan and
Margaret Livingston CONTENTS 23.1 Introduction........................................................
................................................................399 23.1.1 Early Days of Tree Salvaging ...

Author: Richard Malloy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439881385

Category: Nature

Page: 620

View: 869

The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development activities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of an ancient living landscape, to be replaced with one that is human-made and dependent on a large consumption of energy and natural resources. Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development explores the natural and built environment of the American Southwest and introduces development tools for shaping the future of the region in a more sustainable way. Explore the Desert Landscape and Ecology This transdisciplinary collaboration draws on insights from leading authorities in their fields, spanning science, ecology, planning, landscape development, architecture, and urban design. Organized into five parts, the book begins by introducing the physical aspects of the desert realm: the land, geology, water, and climate. The second part deals with the "living" and ecological aspects, from plants and animals to ecosystems. The third part, on planning in the desert, covers the ecological and social issues surrounding water, natural resource planning, and community development. Bring the Desert into the City The fourth part looks at how to bring nature into the built environment through the use of native plants, the creation of habitats for nature in urban settings, and the design of buildings, communities, and projects that create life. The final part of the book focuses on urban sustainability and how to design urban systems that provide a secure future for community development. Topics include water security, sustainable building practices, and bold architecture and community designs. Design Solutions That Work with the Local Environment This book will inspire discussion and contemplation for anyone interested in desert development, from developers and environmentalists to planners, community leaders, and those who live in desert regions. Throughout this volume, the contributors present solutions to help promote ecological balance between nature and the built environment in the American Southwest—and offer valuable insights for other ecologically fragile regions around the world.
Categories: Nature