Southwestern Desert Life: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants & Animals (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Paperback)
The southwestern deserts are home to hundreds of species specially-adapted to survive in this hot, dry environment. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, trees, shrubs, wildflowers and cacti. Also includes a map featuring prominent nature sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.