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The View from Bald Hill : Thirty Years in an Arizona Grassland

By: Bock, Carl E. Bock, Jane H. Greene, Harry W.(Foreword by)

Part of the Organisms and Environments series
0520221842 / 9780520221840
Paperback / softback
577.409791
10/05/2000
Stock expected by 17/07/2020
United States
152 x 229 mm, 363 grams 221 pages, 25 b-w photographs, 10 line illustrations, 2 maps, 5 tables
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In 1540 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado introduced the first domestic livestock to the American Southwest.

Over the subsequent four centuries, cattle, horses, and sheep have created a massive ecological experiment on these arid grasslands, changing them in ways we can never know with certainty.

The Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in the high desert of southeastern Arizona is an 8,000-acre sanctuary where grazing has been banned since 1968.

In this spirited account of thirty years of research at the ranch, Carl and Jane Bock summarize the results of their fieldwork, which was aimed at understanding the dynamics of grasslands in the absence of livestock.

The View from Bald Hill provides an intimate look at the natural history of this unique site and illuminates many issues pertaining to the protection and restoration of our nation's grasslands.

BIC:

1KBBWZ Arizona, PSAF Ecological science, the Biosphere, RGBC Grasslands, heaths, prairies, tundra, WN Natural history

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