Royce E. Ballinger & Young D. Cage Authors – NATURAL HISTORY OF THE IRONWOOD FOREST NATIONAL MONUMENT A SONORAN DESERT PRIMER

NATURAL HISTORY OF THE IRONWOOD FOREST NATIONAL MONUMENT A SONORAN DESERT PRIMER

by Royce E. Ballinger & Young D. Cage

Authoritative information on the plants, animals, and georgraphy of Ironwood Forest National Monument and Sonoran Desert

256 pages, hardback, 397 color photos, available from Rusy Lizard Press, P.O Box 68058, Oro Valley, 85737 (check or money order); plus shipping and handling ($5 priority mail anywhere in U.S.; we ship priority)

Inquiries at rustylizardpress@comcast.net.

“… fine introduction (to IFNM) … (with) superb photographs … (of) an American treasure, the Sonoran Desert of Arizona”- Dr. John Alcock, Regents Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University and author of several books including WHEN THE RAINS COME: A NATURALIST’S YEAR IN THE SONORAN DESERT

“Lavishly illustrated … and encyclopedic in its Sonoran Desert content … a welcome guide for desert newcomers and seasoned naturalists …”  Dr. Stephen Buchmann, Affilate Scientist in entomology, University of Arizona and authorof  books including LETTERS FROM THE HIVE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF BEES, HONEY, AND HUMANKIND AND THE FORGOTTEN POLLINATORS

” … a wonderful introduction to … geography, plants, animals … scientifically accurate  … but easy to read … will make you want to visit in person …”  Dr. Mark Dimmitt, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum naturalist retired and lead scientist for initial biological survey of IFNM

” … an amazing breadth of treatment with remarkably beaufiful … photographs … (IFNM) will enrich your life.” – Dr. Wade Sherbroke, Director Emeritus, Southwest Research Station of the American Museum of Natural History, Portal, Arizona

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