Nature

Sarapiquí Chronicle

A Naturalist in Costa Rica
Revised and Expanded Edition
By Allen M. Young

The abundant insect life of the rainforests of northeastern Costa Rica is the subject of this engaging book, first published over twenty-five years ago and now including two new chapters on the rise of ecotourism in the region.

And Then There Were None

The Demise of Desert Bighorn Sheep in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness
By Paul R. Krausman
Illustrations by Bethann Garramon Merkle

This book uses the story of the desert bighorn sheep in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness and population decline as a case study in human alteration of wildlife habitat.

Subjects: NatureSouthwest

North American Hummingbirds

An Identification Guide
By George C. West

Designed to help birders and banders identify, age, and sex all seventeen species of hummingbirds found in North America, this is the only identification guide devoted entirely to hummingbirds that includes up-close, easy-to-use illustrations.

Subjects: Nature

Wildflowers of the Northern and Central Mountains of New Mexico

Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, Sandia, and Manzano
By Larry J. LittlefieldPearl M. Burns

This unique reference work describes over 350 wildflowers and flowering shrubs that grow in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, Sandia, and Manzano Mountains, as well as neighboring ranges, including the Manzanita, San Pedro, Ortiz, and other lower-elevation mountains in central portions of the state.

Subjects: NatureSouthwest

Finding Abbey

The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave
By Sean Prentiss

“Prentiss reveals the power of Ed Abbey’s lasting call to action, not just as a Monkey Wrencher, but also as an ethicist who lives by Ed’s own motto, ‘Follow the truth no matter where it leads.’”—Jack Loeffler, author of Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey

Xylotheque

Essays
By Yelizaveta P. Renfro

Combining memoir and nature writing, this book comprises nine essays that represent different seasons and slices of time, not unlike the rings of a tree. No two rings are alike, but each accretes to the next, creating, section by section, a life.

Subjects: NatureMemoir

Wings for My Flight

The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock
Updated Edition
By Marcy Cottrell Houle

First published in 1991 and winner of several national awards, this book chronicles Marcy Cottrell Houle's work at Chimney Rock along with the recovery of the once endangered peregrine falcon.

New Mexico's Reptiles and Amphibians

A Field Guide
By R. D. BartlettPatricia P. Bartlett

If you want basic and reliable information on the lizard in your backyard or the snake you encountered on a hike in the mountains, this handy field guide is invaluable. Both complete and concise, it includes species accounts, maps, photographs, and black-and-white drawings to help you identify the species you have encountered.

A Walk Around the Horizon

Discovering New Mexico's Mountains of the Four Directions
By Tom Harmer

Outdoor enthusiasts and armchair travelers alike will relish Harmer’s precise account of his backpacking adventure, in which this sixty-two-year-old Anglo discovers the realities of complicated cultural legacies, ecological challenges, and human foibles counterpoised against his own strengths and frailties.

The Natural History of Tassel-Eared Squirrels

By Sylvester Allred

This comprehensive book, the first text on this species, has an extensive literature review and list of references, and beautiful full-color photography illustrating the squirrels and their magnificent ponderosa habitat.

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