A fascinating introduction to the world of packrat midden analysis in a series of well-written papers on the ecology of Neotoma and the paleoecology of the American Southwest. The biotic history offered by these diversified data provides a unique perspective on semiarid ecosystems and their sensitivity to climatic change.
Highlights the extraordinary potential of middens for paleoecological study of arid regions.
This is THE book on packrat middens, and will be for many decades to come.
provides splendid accounts of the dynamic vegetational histories of North American deserts.
An excellent piece of work.
It is a fascinating and informative volume.
—Journal of Biogeography