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Ponderosa: Big Pine of the Southwest (Paperback)
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Ponderosa: Big Pine of the Southwest (Paperback)

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Paperback 120 Pages / Published: 19/02/2015
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For hundreds of years, the massive ponderosa pine of the U.S. Southwest has left multitudes in awe. After spending nearly three decades researching among these trees, Sylvester Allred shares his wealth of experience in the southwestern ponderosa pine forests with the world in Ponderosa.

Ponderosa is the first of its kind to provide an introduction to the natural and human histories of the ponderosa pine forests of the Southwest that is accessible to all who wish to enjoy the forests. The book offers knowledge on elemental aspects of the forests, such as the structure of the trees, as well as theoretical perspectives on issues such as climate change. Included are discussions of biogeography, ecology, and human and natural history, illustrated by over fifty color photographs throughout.

Allred presents his observations as if he is recalling his thoughts over the course of a walk in a ponderosa pine forest. His imagery-saturated prose provides an informal and enjoyable approach to discovering the history and environment of the ponderosa pine. Using a concise, straightforward writing style, Allred invites readers to explore the forests with him.

Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816531431
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 177 g
Dimensions: 216 x 127 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
It s as though one strolls through the woods and notices items that attract attention. Or to mix metaphors, it s like a cabinet of curiosities in which one artifact or another draws the eye, more or less at random. Stephen J. Pyne, author of How the Grand Canyon Became Grand: A Short History"
While there are numerous books and journal articles about the unique character and features of southwestern ponderosa pine forests presented in both technical and lay terminology I know of no other reference that undertakes the same specific scope and local perspective as presented by the author. Peter F. Ffolliott, author of Natural Resources Management Practices: A Primer"
"It's as though one strolls through the woods and notices items that attract attention. Or to mix metaphors, it's like a cabinet of curiosities in which one artifact or another draws the eye, more or less at random."--Stephen J. Pyne, author of How the Grand Canyon Became Grand: A Short History
"While there are numerous books and journal articles about the unique character and features of southwestern ponderosa pine forests--presented in both technical and lay terminology--I know of no other reference that undertakes the same specific scope and local perspective as presented by the author."--Peter F. Ffolliott, author of Natural Resources Management Practices: A Primer
"Small enough to stick in your back pocket or day pack when you're out in national parks such as Bryce Canyon, the North Rim of this Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and even up into Rocky Mountain National Park, this softcover book, Ponderosa: Big Pine of the Southwest, is a great resource to take with you."--National Parks Traveler

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