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The Resource A desert calling : life in a forbidding landscape, Michael A. Mares

A desert calling : life in a forbidding landscape, Michael A. Mares

Label
A desert calling : life in a forbidding landscape
Title
A desert calling
Title remainder
life in a forbidding landscape
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Mares
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the little-known species of animals that inhabit the deserts of Argentina, Iran, and Egypt, and shows how survival is possible for these small mammals in a harsh environment
Award
Oklahoma Book Award for Nonfiction, 2003.
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154665
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mares, Michael A
Dewey number
599.1754
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL703
LC item number
.M368 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mammals
  • Desert animals
  • Biology
Target audience
adult
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life in a forbidding landscape
Label
A desert calling : life in a forbidding landscape, Michael A. Mares
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-306)
Contents
Foreword by Stephen Jay Gould -- Prologue -- Search for undiscovered life -- Immortal animals -- Elfin farmers and cactophylic carpenters -- Darkness and the cave of the jaguar -- Winding path to field biology -- Desert at the bottom of the world -- Different actors, different scripts -- Desert in the sky -- Vampire and the phantoms of All Hallows' Eve -- Land of the shah -- Impenetrable land of thorns -- Devil's town -- In the shadow of the pyramids -- Naming the anonymous -- From howling wolf mice to fairy armadillos -- Aridity's cornucopia -- Life in the desert of salt -- Land of diamonds -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 318 p.
Isbn
9780674007475
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001051786
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674007475
  • (OCoLC)48449973
Label
A desert calling : life in a forbidding landscape, Michael A. Mares
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-306)
Contents
Foreword by Stephen Jay Gould -- Prologue -- Search for undiscovered life -- Immortal animals -- Elfin farmers and cactophylic carpenters -- Darkness and the cave of the jaguar -- Winding path to field biology -- Desert at the bottom of the world -- Different actors, different scripts -- Desert in the sky -- Vampire and the phantoms of All Hallows' Eve -- Land of the shah -- Impenetrable land of thorns -- Devil's town -- In the shadow of the pyramids -- Naming the anonymous -- From howling wolf mice to fairy armadillos -- Aridity's cornucopia -- Life in the desert of salt -- Land of diamonds -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 318 p.
Isbn
9780674007475
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001051786
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674007475
  • (OCoLC)48449973

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