Gary paul nabhan has combed the desert in search of plants forgotten by all but a handful of American Indians and Mexican Americans. From the red-hot chiltepines of mexico to the palms of Palm Springs, each plant exemplifies a symbolic or ecological relationship which people of this region have had with plants through history.
Gathering the Desert #ad - Nabhan has chosen a dozen of the more than 425 edible wild species found in the Sonoran Desert to demonstrate just how bountiful the land can be. In gathering the desert readers will discover that the bounty of the desert is much more than meets the eye—whether found in the luscious fruit of the stately organpipe cactus or in the lowly tepary bean.
Each chapter focuses on a particular plant and is accompanied by an original drawing by artist Paul Mirocha.
A Natural History of the Sonoran DesertUniversity of California Press #ad - Covering southeasternmost california, most of Baja California, much of southern and central Arizona, Mexico, and much of the state of Sonora, it is home to an extraordinary variety of plants and animals. A natural history of the sonoran desert takes readers deep into its vast expanse, looking closely at the relationships of plants and animals with the land and people, through time and across landscapes.
. The landscape of the sonoran Desert Region varies dramatically from parched desert lowlands to semiarid tropical forests and frigid subalpine meadows. Taxonomic nomenclature has been updated and new color plates and figures have been added. This comprehensive natural history, naturalists, students, birdwatchers, hikers, like the original edition, will surely become an invaluable companion for nature enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the desert Southwest.
A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert #ad - In accessible language, and animals from invertebrates to fish, reptiles, geology, amphibians, more than forty scientists and/or naturalists examine the region’s biodiversity, weather, plants, birds, and mammals, as well as potential threats to the species and habitats. This new edition adds chapters on the Sky Islands, Sea of Cortez, desert pollinators, and conservation issues.
Published in association with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The text is supplemented throughout with anecdotes, maps, photographs, essays, diagrams, and 450 finely rendered drawings.
Sonora: An Intimate Geography University of Arizona Southwest CentreUniversity of New Mexico Press #ad - Now available in paperback, and relates the lives and stories of cattlemen, cobblers, alpine mountains, land, musicians, and arid coastlines, bootleggers, fishermen, describes blistering deserts, Mexico, and history of Sonora, weavers, culture, lumbermen, this informal account of the people, tropical river valleys, and Indians.
The author's curiosity extends to the weaving of Nácori hats, and the utility of the tegua, the distillation of fiery bacanora, the Sonoran cowboy boot. Used book in Good Condition. A regular visitor for over thirty years, present, the author provides a colorful portrait of the Sonora of the past, and future.
Sonora: An Intimate Geography University of Arizona Southwest Centre #ad - Sonora is also a record of painful twentieth-century change of human dislocation from rural villages to industrial cities and the relentless destruction of Sonoran forests, jungles, deserts, and rivers.
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Environmental Anthropology: From Pigs to Policies, Third EditionWaveland Press, Inc. #ad - But can anthropologists' studies of small-scale systems contribute to policies that address profoundly interconnected global problems? Townsend explores this question in her concise introduction to environmental anthropology. She then transitions to a closer look at global environmental issues, resource extraction, loss of biodiversity and its implications for human health, and injustices of climate change, including such topics as rapid expansion of the world economic system and inequality, and toxic waste disposal.
While maintaining the structure and clarity of previous editions, the third edition has been thoroughly revised to include new research. Used book in Good Condition. Townsend begins with a historical overview of the field, illustrating how earlier ideas and approaches help to understand how today's populations adapt to their physical and biological environments.
Environmental Anthropology: From Pigs to Policies, Third Edition #ad - The final chapters caution that meaningful change requires social movements and policy changes in addition to individual actions. Newly added are a chapter on the environmental impact of war and recommended readings and films. Title of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Netting, Cultural Ecology, 2E ISBN 9780881332049.
Environmental anthropologists organize the realities of interdependent lands, plants, animals, and human beings; advocate for the neediest among them; and provide guidance for conservation efforts. Used book in Good Condition.
The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in O'odham CountryUniversity of Arizona Press #ad - Whether visiting a sacred cave in the baboquivari Mountains or attending a saguaro wine-drinking ceremony, Nabhan conveys the everyday life and extraordinary perseverance of these desert people in a book that has become a contemporary classic of environmental literature. Ethnobotanist gary nabhan has lived with the Tohono O'odham, long known as the Papagos, observing the delicate balance between these people and their environment.
Woven through his account are coyote tales, O'odham children's impressions of the desert, and observations on the political problems that come with living on both sides of an international border. Longtime residents of the sonoran desert, the Tohono O'odham people have spent centuries living off the land—a land that most modern citizens of southern Arizona consider totally inhospitable.
The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in O'odham Country #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Bringing o'odham voices to the page at every turn, he writes elegantly of how they husband scant water supplies, grow crops, and utilize wild edible foods. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.
Sonoran Desert Food Plants: Edible Uses for the Desert's Wild BountyLincoln Town Press #ad - 120 color photos, common and scientific names, 58 arizona location maps, preparation and toxicity issues, and concise medicinal and related ethnobotanical uses serve as accents making Sonoran Desert Food Plants a useful resource for any Arizona resident. The following plants are covered 49 indigenous to the sonoran desert/uplands and 9 non-native yet abundant: agave, paloverde, jewels of opar, london rocket, arizona jewel flower, lemonade berry, desert hackberry, bowlesia, catclaw, monkey flower, ironwood, flameflower, Canyon Walnut, Tumbleweed, Wild Rhubarb, Wild Lettuce, Ground Cherry, Mesquite, Prickly Pear, Wild Sunflower, Amaranth, Biscuitroot, Thistle, Cholla, Saguaro, Bluedicks, Pincushion Cactus, Sow Thistle, Feather Tree, Papalo, Wild Oats, Horse Purslane, Desert Hollygrape, Yellowshow, Wolfberry, Poreleaf, Pellitory, Purslane, Elder, Mariposa lily, Desert Lily, Wild Gourd, Miner's Lettuce, Lambsquarters, Devil's Claw, Yucca Fruit, Mallow, Hedgehog Cactus, Asian Mustard, Beargrass, Chia, Graythorn, Cattail, Jojoba, Barrel Cactus, Watercress, Texas Mulberry, and Yucca Stalk.
Readers will also find the author's approach to the material refreshingly objective and clutter-free: no philosophical ramblings and epicurean cookbook recipes, just stripped-down, sensical information on how to best utilize the most common wild desert food plants of the Sonoran region. Printed and bound in the USA.
Sonoran Desert Food Plants: Edible Uses for the Desert's Wild Bounty #ad - See wild edible plants of Arizona for the utilization of higher elevation species. Used book in Good Condition. Essentially: find it, gather it, and eat it.
Southwest Foraging: 117 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Barrel Cactus to Wild Oregano Regional Foraging SeriesTimber Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Timber Press OR. The plant profiles in southwest Foraging include clear, guidance on how to ethically harvest, identification tips, color photographs, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. No one has advanced wild foraging in the desert Southwest as much as John Slattery.
Gary paul nabahn, director of the center for regional food studies, University of Arizona The Southwest offers a veritable feast for foragers, and with John Slattery as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. Thorough, oklahoma, this is a must-have for foragers in Arizona, and safe, southern Utah, Texas, comprehensive, New Mexico, and southern Nevada.
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Mesquite: An Arboreal Love AffairChelsea Green Publishing #ad - Desert cultures that we once assumed lived in “food deserts” are secretly savoring a most delicious world. Drawing on his half-century of immersion in desert ethnobotany, ecology, agroforestry, and eco-gastronomy, linguistics, Nabhan opens up for us a hidden world that we had never glimpsed before.
Timber Press OR. In his latest book, mesquite, gary paul Nabhan employs humor and contemplative reflection to convince readers that they have never really glimpsed the essence of what he calls “arboreality. As a franciscan brother and ethnobotanist who has often mixed mirth with earth, food with frolic, accordingly, laughter with landscape, to be in a deep and intimate relationship with one? To answer this question, Nabhan now takes on a large, or, many-branched question: What does it means to be a tree, Nabhan does not disappear into a forest but exposes himself to some of the most austere hyper-arid terrain on the planet―the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts along the US/Mexico border―where even the most ancient perennial plants are not tall and thin, but stunted and squat.
Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair #ad - Mesquite is a book that will delight mystics and foresters, naturalists and foodies. Along the way, he explores the sensuous reality surrounding this most useful and generous tree. It combines cutting-edge science with a generous sprinkling of humor and folk wisdom, even including traditional recipes for cooking with mesquite.
As he weaves his arid yarns, we suddenly realize that our normal view of the world has been turned on its head: where we once saw scarcity, there is abundance; where we once perceived severity, there is whimsy. Used book in Good Condition.
Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest Herbal Medicine of the American SouthwestLincoln Town Press #ad - A comprehensive preparation segment includes instruction on the making and use of teas, salves, tinctures, oils, washes, fomentations, syrups, ointments, and other modes of application. Readers will also find the therapeutic index, glossary, bibliography, and general index valuable additions. One of the best guides available on medicinal plants in the American Southwest.
Choice reviewscovering more than 160 southwestern plant medicines, preparation, botanical characteristics, within 102 profiles, Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest describes each plant's medicinal use, therapeutic indication, dosage, geographic range, chemical composition, and cautions. Used book in Good Condition.
Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Timber Press OR. 112 color photos further assist the reader in plant identification. Medicinal plants of the american Southwest was first published in 2006 as Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest. Updated with new findings every 2-3 years, it continues to inform and inspire all who find interest in the therapeutic application of southwestern plants.
Readers interested in higher-elevation mountain-oriented southwestern/western plant medicines will be better served by Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States 2017.
Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant ConservationUniversity of Arizona Press #ad - Gary paul nabhan here reveals the rich diversity of plants found in tropical forests and their contribution to modern crops, then tells how this diversity is being lost to agriculture and lumbering. Used book in Good Condition. He then relates "local parables" of native american agriculture—from wild rice in the Great Lakes region to wild gourds in Florida—that convey the urgency of this situation and demonstrate the need for saving the seeds of endangered plants.
Timber Press OR. As biological diversity continues to shrink at an alarming rate, the loss of plant species poses a threat seemingly less visible than the loss of animals but in many ways more critical. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In this book, one of america's leading ethnobotanists warns about our loss of natural vegetation and plant diversity while providing insights into traditional Native agricultural practices in the Americas.
Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Nabhan stresses the need for maintaining a wide gene pool, not only for the survival of these species but also for the preservation of genetic strains that can help scientists breed more resilient varieties of other plants. Enduring seeds is a book that no one concerned with our environment can afford to ignore.
Used book in Good Condition. It clearly shows us that, as agribusiness increasingly limits the food on our table, a richer harvest can be had by preserving ancient ways.