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At the Desert's Green Edge: An Ethnobotany of the Gila River Pima Hardcover – November 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 430 pages
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press; First Edition edition (November 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816515409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816515400
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 9.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #460,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Winner of the Society for Economic Botany’s Klinger Book Award.

"Sets a new standard for ethnobotanical research." —American Anthropologist"Phenomenal . . . every person interested in American people and plants should use this book." —Economic Botany"The finest ethnobotanical book available . . . [a] masterpiece." —Human Mosaic

About the Author

Amadeo M. Rea is an ethnobiologist and ornithologist who has conducted research on the Gila River Indian Reservation over a period of thirty years. He is also the author of Once a River: Bird Life and Habitat Changes on the Middle Gila

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Teresa Martinez on June 9, 2013
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great book to have around for drought resistant plants and how to grow. I was uncertain about some yucca elata seeds I purchased which had grown and I identified them as the real deal. If I could have a second career this would be it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mulishboy on February 19, 2011
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This is an excellent ethnobotany study. Amadeo has worked on the Gila River Reservation for many years and has interviewed many of the older men and women who still remember the old ways. He has very detailed information on many species. There is a big section on mesquite, probably the most important plant for the Pima. The only disappointment is the illustrations are in a Japanese watercolor style that seems inconsistent with such an important southwestern book. But, that aside, an excellent book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 30, 1998
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I just want to let people know that At the Desert's Green Edge was awarded the Klinger Book Award by the Society for Economic Botany. This is according to an announcement in the members' publication for the San Diego Natural History Museum, where Dr. Rea is a research associate.
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