The Resource A natural history of the Mojave Desert, Lawrence R. Walker and Frederick H. Landau

A natural history of the Mojave Desert, Lawrence R. Walker and Frederick H. Landau

Label
A natural history of the Mojave Desert
Title
A natural history of the Mojave Desert
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence R. Walker and Frederick H. Landau
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Walker, Lawrence R
Dewey number
508.794/95
Index
index present
LC call number
QH104.5.M65
LC item number
W35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Landau, Frederick H.
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Natural history
Label
A natural history of the Mojave Desert, Lawrence R. Walker and Frederick H. Landau
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ou/detail.action?docID=5234327
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; List of Tables and Boxes; Preface; Map of the Mojave Desert; Introduction: An Invitation to Explore; An Intriguing Natural History; A Sensory Experience; Human Influences; General Themes; Scope; Part I. Deserts of the World; 1. Causes of Aridity; Definition of a Desert; Definition of Aridity; High-Pressure Zones; Rain Shadows; Continentality; Cold Ocean Currents; Additional Causes; 2. Deserts of the World; Sahara Desert; Atacama Desert; Gobi Desert; Australian Deserts; Polar Deserts; North American Deserts; Summary; Part II. Mojave Desert; 3. Physical Characteristics
  • PrecipitationTemperature; Past Climates; Geography; Geology; Soils; Summary; 4. Water; Pleistocene Patterns; Rivers; Riparian Zones; Springs; Tinajas; Playas; Summary; 5. Plants; Biogeography and Biodiversity; Playas; Alkali Scrub; Shrublands; Uplands; Wetlands; Sand Dunes; Plant Adaptations; Plant Interactions; Summary; 6. Animals; Biogeography and Biodiversity; Playas; Alkali Scrub; Shrublands; Uplands; Canyons; Wetlands; Sand Dunes; Animal Adaptations; Animal Interactions; Summary; 7. Human Adaptations; Early Occupants; Native Americans; Western Expansion; Mining and Modern Roads
  • RailroadsMilitary; Modern Adaptations; Summary; 8. Disruptions; Droughts; Floods: Erosion and Deposition; Wind: Erosion and Deposition; Invasive Plants and Fire; Invasive Animals; Climate Change; Other Human Influences; Summary; 9. Management; Conservation; Restoration; Legislation and Education; Summary; 10. Special Places; Geological Wonders; Water in the Desert; Climatic Extremes; Biodiversity Hotspots; Humans in the Past; Humans in the Present; 11. Future Prospects; Current Status; Future Scenarios; The Way Forward; Final Musings; Appendix 1. Common and Latin Names of Animals
  • Appendix 2. Common and Latin Names of PlantsAppendix 3. Conversion from English to Metric Units; Appendix 4. Plant and Animal Strategies to Survive in Arid Climates; Appendix 5. Indigenous Uses of Plants; Glossary; Suggested Readings; Index; About the Authors
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816538416
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)ybp15041880
Label
A natural history of the Mojave Desert, Lawrence R. Walker and Frederick H. Landau
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ou/detail.action?docID=5234327
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; List of Tables and Boxes; Preface; Map of the Mojave Desert; Introduction: An Invitation to Explore; An Intriguing Natural History; A Sensory Experience; Human Influences; General Themes; Scope; Part I. Deserts of the World; 1. Causes of Aridity; Definition of a Desert; Definition of Aridity; High-Pressure Zones; Rain Shadows; Continentality; Cold Ocean Currents; Additional Causes; 2. Deserts of the World; Sahara Desert; Atacama Desert; Gobi Desert; Australian Deserts; Polar Deserts; North American Deserts; Summary; Part II. Mojave Desert; 3. Physical Characteristics
  • PrecipitationTemperature; Past Climates; Geography; Geology; Soils; Summary; 4. Water; Pleistocene Patterns; Rivers; Riparian Zones; Springs; Tinajas; Playas; Summary; 5. Plants; Biogeography and Biodiversity; Playas; Alkali Scrub; Shrublands; Uplands; Wetlands; Sand Dunes; Plant Adaptations; Plant Interactions; Summary; 6. Animals; Biogeography and Biodiversity; Playas; Alkali Scrub; Shrublands; Uplands; Canyons; Wetlands; Sand Dunes; Animal Adaptations; Animal Interactions; Summary; 7. Human Adaptations; Early Occupants; Native Americans; Western Expansion; Mining and Modern Roads
  • RailroadsMilitary; Modern Adaptations; Summary; 8. Disruptions; Droughts; Floods: Erosion and Deposition; Wind: Erosion and Deposition; Invasive Plants and Fire; Invasive Animals; Climate Change; Other Human Influences; Summary; 9. Management; Conservation; Restoration; Legislation and Education; Summary; 10. Special Places; Geological Wonders; Water in the Desert; Climatic Extremes; Biodiversity Hotspots; Humans in the Past; Humans in the Present; 11. Future Prospects; Current Status; Future Scenarios; The Way Forward; Final Musings; Appendix 1. Common and Latin Names of Animals
  • Appendix 2. Common and Latin Names of PlantsAppendix 3. Conversion from English to Metric Units; Appendix 4. Plant and Animal Strategies to Survive in Arid Climates; Appendix 5. Indigenous Uses of Plants; Glossary; Suggested Readings; Index; About the Authors
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816538416
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)ybp15041880

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