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Sagebrush Ocean A Natural History of the Great Basin

ISBN-10: 0874173434
ISBN-13: 9780874173437
Edition: 10th (Anniversary)
List price: $39.95
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 10th
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publication date: 7/1/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 9.50" wide x 12.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

Author and illustrator Jennifer Owings Dewey was raised in New Mexico, but graduated from high school in California. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of New Mexico. Her writing career shows her deep attachment to the natural world and an interest in wilderness and unique environments. She received a grant from the National Science Foundation for a four-month stay in Antarctica, where she sketched and photographed the landscape and wildlife and kept a detailed journal of her experiences. She received the Orbis Pictus Award for Wildlife Rescue: The Work of Dr. Kathleen Ramsay, the John Burroughs Award for Mud Matters, and the National Science Teachers Association Award for her body of work in the field of nonfiction for children. She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Barry Lopez, the author of 13 books, lives in western Oregon.

Foreword
Preface
Preface to the Tenth Anniversary Edition
The Four Great Basins
The Making of a Desert
The Relative Reality of Natural Communities
The Dynamic Past: Great Basin Paleobiogeography
Mountains as Islands
Playas and Salt Deserts
Shadscale: The New Desert
Ocean of Sagebrush
Unlikely Oases: The World of Dunes
Water in the Desert: Great Basin Wetlands
The Pinon-Juniper Woodland
Mountain Brush and Aspen Glens
Tree Line Ancients: Great Basin Subalpine Forest
Alpine Deserts: Great Basin Tundra
West of the Wasatch
East of the Sierra
Scientific Names of Plants and Animals
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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