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Cactus country, by Edward Abbey and the editors of Time-Life Books

Label
Cactus country
Title
Cactus country
Statement of responsibility
by Edward Abbey and the editors of Time-Life Books
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This compelling new volume in the Time-Life Books American Wilderness series takes you on an incredible journey through a wild, unsettled region covering some 69,000 square miles of southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Geographers call it the Sonoran Desert. To ordinary people it is Cactus Country. Your guide is Edward Abbey, a former park ranger and self-proclaimed desert rat. With him you'll travel the length of this lonely, primitive and strangely beautiful land. You'll scale a sacred peak, explore abandoned silver mines, climb sand dunes and volcanic craters. You'll visit the Superstition Mountains, where touchy old prospectors still search for a legendary treasure of gold buried in a giant rockpile. You'll journey to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument west of Tucson and the Papago Indian Reservation and the Kofa Mountains. You'll travel across the lava beds and volcanic field of the Pinacate region that the Mexicans call El Gran Desierto, the great desert. In your travels you'll see many of the more than 140 species of cactus that grow in the Sonoran Desert and learn the amazing ways they have reshaped themselves to fit their environment. Towering saguaros that grow to be 50 feet tall and live two hundred years. Cluster-branched organ pipes and hardy, homely prickly pears. Beautifully blossoming hedgehogs and columnar cardons. And you'll learn, too, about the other inhabitants of this desert garden. Olive-drab mesquite bushes, graceful paloverde trees, century plants that bloom only once and then die. You'll marvel at their ability to survive in the hostile wold of the Sonoran Desert. You'll be astounded at the richness and variety of the wildlife in Cactus Country. Coral snakes, Gila monsters, scorpions. Golden eagles, hawks, road runners, mountain lions, bighorn sheep and wolves. Jack rabbits and javelinas. In the mystery and solitude of the remote land - you'll discover you are never alone. All this and more awaits you in Cactus Country : 40,000 words of absorbing text accompanied by more than 100 photographs, drawings, maps and diagrams - a total of 95 pages in full color -- Book jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH88
LC item number
.A2 1973
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American wilderness
Label
Cactus country, by Edward Abbey and the editors of Time-Life Books
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 180)
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The real desert : a nature walk to a foothills canyon -- The mountains of superstition -- The anatomy of a colossus -- Winters in Organ Pipe : the lavish, frugal cacti -- The sacred peak : dreams of desert treasure -- Wild palms and gold mines : the water misers -- Down to the Sea of Cortés -- The ancient dust : rock, sand and solitude
Control code
595489
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
184 pages
Lccn
72091599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Signed by Edward Abbey. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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.b35057282
System control number
(OCoLC)595489

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