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Discovering the Desert
The Legacy of the Carnegie Desert Botanical Laboratory
By William G. McGinnies
276 pp. / 6.00 in x 9.00 in / 1981
Paper (978-0-8165-0728-3) [s]
Related Interest
  - History of Science
  - Biological & Ecology

Now you can share the experiences of the first U.S. scientists who set about discovering the nature of North American deserts. "This is a fascinating account of how these pioneer ecologists laid the
McGinnies's book is an excellent review of all aspects of the Sonoran desert and its mountains: geographic, climatic, and geologic.

—American Scientist

This book provides a fascinating introduction to desert life in the Southwest.

—True West

This true labor of love by an outstanding arid lands authority will broaden horizons, deepen understanding, and heighten awareness of the debt we owe to the founders of the Desert Laboratory.

—Arizona Highways

A great source of revelation. . . . Easy and enjoyable to read and has left me with a great respect for the diversity of ways in which desert plants adapt to extremes.

—Sylvia Martinelli, Journal of Arid Environments

foundations for our modern knowledge of plant adaptation to desert environments. . . . It is well done." (American Scientist)

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