Seasons in the Desert

Seasons in the Desert Seasons in the Desert is a very special homage to arid landscapes exploring the eclectic wild inhabitants of the American Southwest s deserts from the tiny fairy shrimp that flourishes in ephemeral d

  • Title: Seasons in the Desert
  • Author: Susan J. Tweit Kirk Caldwell
  • ISBN: 9780811816854
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Seasons in the Desert is a very special homage to arid landscapes, exploring the eclectic wild inhabitants of the American Southwest s deserts from the tiny fairy shrimp that flourishes in ephemeral desert lakes to the regal saguaro cactus, and from the rarely glimpsed night blooming cereus to the ubiquitous Chihuahuan raven Season by season, we are invited to discoverSeasons in the Desert is a very special homage to arid landscapes, exploring the eclectic wild inhabitants of the American Southwest s deserts from the tiny fairy shrimp that flourishes in ephemeral desert lakes to the regal saguaro cactus, and from the rarely glimpsed night blooming cereus to the ubiquitous Chihuahuan raven Season by season, we are invited to discover the startling beauty of the Mojave, Sonoran, Great Basin, and Chihuahuan deserts and their indigenous populations through the notebooks of a dedicated naturalist and soul mate of the desert With forty amusing and intriguing scientific essays, nature writer Susan J Tweit introduces the residents of a seemingly barren landscape, offering observations and poetic reflections on the history, myths, and habits of each Each portrait includes the details and anecdotes that make the plant or animal unique, as well as a precise, vivid illustration and a fact filled sketch of the subject s behavior, range, and habits Together with a list of recommended readings, a glossary of desert terms, and suggestions about the best places and times to spot these sometimes elusive desert dwellers.

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    1. I have many favorite authors: Barry Lopez, Edward Abbey, Terry Tempest Williams, Gary Nabhan, and a host of others along a similar genre. Every once in awhile I am fortunate enough to come across an author whose work speaks to my very soul. Susan Tweit is just such a writer. I was gifted with this beautiful book by Susan herself along with a lovely note plus signature on the title page. This book not only depicts the seasons in the Southwestern deserts including the the seasons in the Sonoran De [...]

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