This extensively illustrated volume is a definitive sourcebook on the utilization of arid lands. It offers a wealth of current knowledge about the nature and distributiion of the soils of Arizona and their relation to the diversity of geology, climate, vegetation, and fauna of the state.Saguaro National Monument near Tucson has many species of desert vegetation including a large stand of the giant saguaro cactus. ... Tucson has assembled a large collection of plants labeled in detail, while the Desert Botanical Garden at Papago Park near Phoenix has a large collection of labeled cacti. ... Figure 33 is a diagram of the vertical zonation of these life zones in the San Francisco Peaks.
|Author||:||David M. Hendricks|
|Publisher||:||University of Arizona Press - 1985|