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Amadeo M. Rea Author- WINGS IN THE DESERT: A FOLK ORNITHOLOGY OF THE NORTHERN PIMANS

      WINGS IN THE DESERT: A FOLK ORNITHOLOGY OF THE NORTHERN PIMANS

      by Amadeo M. Rea.      University of Arizona Press

      “Amadeo Rea is an ornithologist and ethnobiologist whose expertise is the study of plants and birds on Arizona’s Gila River Reservation.  As one might expect, this is much more than a book about the birds of the area; it also describes the birds through Piman eyes and illustrates each bird’s importance to the everyday life of the community.  A sketch of each bird is provided, accompanied by the Pima name with variants, the scientific name (genus and species), English translation, and the Spanish term.  Also included is the bird’s unique place in the Piman culture.  This book is a real winner on many levels.  Not only does it have excellent research potential, but it will also appeal to all bird lovers who will pick it up, choose a bird, then read and enjoy the accompanying vignette.  WINGS IN THE DESERT is a magnificent companion to Rea’s AT THE DESERT’S GREEN EDGE: AN ETHNOBOTANY OF THE GILA RIVER PIMA (1997)”- Patricia Etter

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Jane Eppinga Author- Signed a book contract with the University of Arizona Press

      Jane Eppinga has signed a book contract with the University of Arizona Press to produce a book detailing all of Arizona’s Museums.  She is also completing a Historic walking tours book of Tombstone and Bisbee for DestinWorld in London.  She is also preparing a Postcards from Tombstone book for Arcadia Publishing. 

      Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol. 38.  No. 6.  Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010

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