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Baboquivari Mountain Plants: Identification, Ecology, and Ethnobotany Hardcover – April 13, 2010

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Winner of the 2011 Mary W. Klinger Award, given by the Society for Economic Botany

“This book is an extraordinary compendium of a local flora and its relationship to a broad-scale ethnobotanical view and opens a new, creative, and significant vista onto botanical literature of Arizona and Sonora.” —Ricard S. Felger, author of Flora of the Gran Desierto and Río Colorado Delta

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This encyclopedic work describes the flora of a unique area in the "Sky Islands" region where Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico meet. It is home to more than 3,000 species and a wide range of habitats. The book includes descriptions, identifications, ecology, ethnobotany, and extensive etymologies of plant names.
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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press; First Edition edition (May 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816528373
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816528370
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,347,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Baboquivari Mountains are a semi-isolated, north-south chain considered the separation point of Chricahuan Desert Region to the east and Sonoran Desert to the west. A large part is owned by Tohono O'odham people and has been poorly investigated biologically. This book, the results of Dr. Austin's long term dedication to understanding and cataloging its diversified plant life, sets the groundwork for future studies in faunal exploration of the area. The title is somewhat misleading because the scope of the species continue into Altar Valley and Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge to the east. The excellent illustrations are line drawings borrowed from a variety of sources. The text is succinct, and easy to read and understand. Taxonomy is as current as can be in the within the restraints of the ever-changing reassignments. Common names, frequently used by a variety of ethnic groups, are listed and explained. Including an excellent section on the ecological significance of each plant is an extremely valuable addition that demonstrates the complexity of its relationship to the food chain. An excellent synopsis of phonetics ascribed to many of these sects is very informative. Sources are cited throughout and there is an extensive bibliography.

Although it closely follows the restraints and layout of a field guide it is too large to be carried into the field. I found it THE source of identifying photographs of most of the plants found in the region. Because of its limited scope few casual plant enthusiasts will find it a "must have" book, but I recommend that anyone serious about knowing and identifying plants of the region need to have it in their library. It would be a dis-justice if this book is not available in every school and public library in southern Arizona and adjoining states.
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