This book is a major contribution to understanding vegetation change in southeastern Arizona. Bahre's holistic approach provides a model for integrative study of ecology and cultural history.
Pacific Historical Review
This is a book no environmental historian can afford to be without. In it, Bahre has explained the historic patterns of vegetative change in the Arizona borderlands by fusing scientific information with historical data. The result offers the basis for a model that others can use for reconstructing the process of environmental change in a region.
Environmental History Review
Although this study has a specific focus, it largely transcends regional debate and addresses wider issues including exploitation of the earth's resources, man's impact on global change, and the role of climate in such change.