One of the best natural history books published in a long time. . . . It is a rare combination of good material from a writer/photographer and excellent editing and design.
A sparkling introduction to the scenic beauty and natural history of this popular recreation area in the Catalina foothills north of Tucson. . . . Attractive and informative.
The Journal of Arizona History
In the southwestern United States are canyons rich in biodiversity and beauty. . . . This book provides a historical, ecological, and natural history introduction to the canyon and visual feast via the author's magnificent color photographs. . . . Highly Recommended.
This delightful, small book describes the history and natural setting of one of the most beautiful recreation areas near Tucson. . . . What this book offers is a beautiful description of seasons in the desert, and how birds and other desert organisms respond to seasonality. Southwestern banders can read this book to remind themselves of the changes of nature in their region. The rest of us can just enjoy the pictures.
North American Bird Bander
More than any other photographer with whom I am familiar, Lazaroff comes close to Leopold's sense of an ecological aesthetic. Lazaroff's book is also a masterful example of natural-history interpretation.
Forest and Conservation History
No matter how many times you've walked the canyon, you'll learn something new from this book.
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