Sonoran Desert Spring

John Alcock Marilyn Hoff Stewart


Sonoran Desert Spring

Sonoran Desert Spring

  • Title: Sonoran Desert Spring
  • Author: John Alcock Marilyn Hoff Stewart
  • ISBN: 9780816513994
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback



Spring on the Sonoran Desert can be a four month long spectacle of life and color Within these well written pages, Alcock exposes us to the plant and animal life of a land many regard as desolate To Alcock, the desert has a constant evolutionary beauty he never seems to tire of Alcock s approach to his subject is an elegant combination of science and literature Only t Spring on the Sonoran Desert can be a four month long spectacle of life and color Within these well written pages, Alcock exposes us to the plant and animal life of a land many regard as desolate To Alcock, the desert has a constant evolutionary beauty he never seems to tire of Alcock s approach to his subject is an elegant combination of science and literature Only the desert itself, arrayed in its April apparel, can rival the beauty of this book Arizona Highways Deserts are not as bereft of life as they seem their barren landscapes can support a remarkable variety of plant and animal life, though it may require a patient and skilled naturalist to reveal its mysteries John Alcock is just such a naturalist Alcock provides delightful insights into how insects provision their developing young, how parasites find their victims and how flowers attract pollinators A book of this kind allows its author, accustomed to the rigours and constraints of writing academic papers and books, to relate revealing anecdotes and simply to express their fascinating for natural history Books such as this serve a vital function in bringing the mysteries of the desert to the attention of a wider public Times Literary Supplement


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