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eBook Little Big Bend: Common, Uncommon, and Rare Plants of Big Bend National Park (Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest) download ISBN: 0896726134
Author: Roy Morey
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press (March 15, 2008)
Language: English
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Plant life in Big Bend National Park is incredibly diverse. The emphasis of this book is on the little in the Big Bend, the overlooked small plants or inconspicuous tiny flowers of larger plants that so often go unnoticed

Plant life in Big Bend National Park is incredibly diverse. The wide range of habitats within the parkdesert, foothills, mountains and moist woodlands, river canyons and floodplainas well as the Big Bend's three major blooming seasons of spring, summer, and fallguarantee a stunning show of botanical variety throughout the year. The emphasis of this book is on the little in the Big Bend, the overlooked small plants or inconspicuous tiny flowers of larger plants that so often go unnoticed. In a landscape so immense, these plants may be right before our eyes but seldom seen, or they may be tucked away and quite difficult to find.

common, uncommon, and rare plants of Big Bend National Park. Published 2007 by Texas Tech University Press in Lubbock. Plants, Identification, Pictorial works, Internet Archive Wishlist. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend National Park (Te., Texas. Includes bibliographical references and index. Grover E. Murray studies in the American Southwest.

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Plant life in Big Bend National Park is incredibly diverse

Plant life in Big Bend National Park is incredibly diverse. The wide range of habitats within the park desert, foothills, mountains and moist woodlands, river canyons and floodplain as well as the Big Bend s three major blooming seasons of spring, summer, and fall guarantee a stunning show of botanical variety throughout the year. Little Big Bend is not a traditional guide to the area s common plants.

Texas Tech University Press. 329 pp in full color. is reported for the first time from Texas on a collection from an igneous substrate in Brewster C. in Big Bend National Park. Article in Cactus and Succulent Journal 80(4):201-201 · July 2008 with 11 Reads. How we measure 'reads'. Small gemmae are borne on branching, green, protonema-like filaments in leaf axils of the Texas plants.

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Series Statement: Grover E. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Geographic Name: Big Bend National Park (Te. Rubrics: Plants Texas Big Bend National Park Identification Pictorial works.

Little Big Bend: Common, Uncommon, and Rare Plants of Big Bend National Park. Plant life in Big Bend National Park is incredibly diverse. A Texas Master Naturalist will serve as our Study Leader throughout the program, providing educational information on plants, animals, and birds of the areas we explore both on site and during travel and transfers. In this program, we will explore the rugged beauty of the Big Bend National Park area, learn about the diversity of geology as well as plant and animal life, and get an insider’s look at the McDonald Observatory and star gazing.

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Plant life in Big Bend National Park is incredibly diverse. The wide range of habitats within the park—desert, foothills, mountains and moist woodlands, river canyons and floodplain—as well as the Big Bend’s three major blooming seasons of spring, summer, and fall—guarantee a stunning show of botanical variety throughout the year. Little Big Bend is not a traditional guide to the area’s common plants. Although it features many species that are characteristic of the Chihuahuan Desert environment, species such as orchids are also included precisely because they are uncommon or rare and therefore a special thrill to find. Plants not seen in other wildflower guides, or those with a limited geographic range that the reader will less likely encounter elsewhere, are pictured here. This guide describes 109 species found in the United States only in Trans-Pecos Texas; 62 of these occur only in the Big Bend portion of the Trans-Pecos, and 24 of them only within Big Bend National Park. Of the 252 featured species, 71 are considered “sensitive plants”; in Texas, 28 are classified as critically imperiled, 18 as imperiled, and 25 as vulnerable.The emphasis of this book is on the little in the Big Bend, the overlooked small plants or inconspicuous tiny flowers of larger plants that so often go unnoticed. In a landscape so immense, these plants may be right before our eyes but seldom seen, or they may be tucked away and quite difficult to find. Here, in glowing photographs and insightful text, Roy Morey has brought them to light.
Comments: (7)
Swordsong
I would not use this as a guidebook, though I hasten to add that I would not consider that as a criticism; almost the opposite, in fact, given that most plant and flower guidebooks contain terrible photographs. (The reason for that is mainly that guidebook writers are rarely good photographers. Plus, a really good photograph of a plant is not usually a typical hiker's view of the plant, and a _guidebook_ to be useful should probably prefer the typical to the beautiful.)

Morey is a really excellent photographer. In almost every case, the composition, the depth of field, and background are unobtrusively perfect, which are things non-photographers rarely notice, but which are the foundation, in this case, of some pretty stunning images.

So if it's not really a reasonable first choice as a guidebook (though I would take it along in my car, if not in my backpack, on at trip to Big Bend) and it's not a tabletop photo book--then what is it?

The way I would use it, in planning a trip to Big Bend, would be to look through it to prepare myself (while enjoying the pictures) to find the close views of the desert that are normally overlooked. A lot of these are unobtrusive plants with small, though often very pretty flowers, or other striking visual qualities. Learning to look down at small plants is a good thing, opening up a new world of visual possibilities--and if nothing else lessening your chance of your ankle finding a lechuguilla before your eye does.

And for the few of us who already have an interest in native plants, the text is a treasure trove of information, much of it hard to come by, about the uses, habitat, common names, the etymology of the scientific names, the discovery of the plant, and various taxonomic esoterica. Plus, of course, where in the Big Bend area you are likely to encounter any given plant.

I would say it's the best book of its kind (I'm pretty sure it is) but more likely it is the only book of its kind. Worth buying for anyone interested in the Big Bend, native plants, desert plants, or nature photography. Especially nature photography.
Jeronashe
Roy Morey has taken beautiful photographs for this book. The descriptions are very clear. And then, there is so much more in the interesting information about the history of the area.
mr.Mine
As an experienced hiker in the Big Bend region, I was still amazed at the marvelolus plants neither I nor others have ever seen. This guide is a MUST if you really want to see the hidden beauty of this rugged region.
Fog
Devoted to the plants of Big Bend National Park this book also captures the stark beauty of the park. After brief sections on the preface, acknowledgement and design of the book, the book opens by explaining the environment in the short chapter headed, "Big Bend, The Land of Extremes." Along with rainfall rate, temperature extremes, elevation changes of thousands of feet, and other facts of interest the author also writes of the ecological diversity and the human influence on the park from the earliest hunters to modern time as well as the history of park itself.

That is followed by a brief section on how plants are named and a section on plants helpfully organized under the various family names. Page numbers are also noted for the family plant names making it easier for readers to find the pages grouped together for a certain family plant name.

Page 35 begins the actual heart if the book with a plant name, a close up color photograph and an easy to read and understand text on the plant. The text for each plant covers a description of the plant, where it is found, and some interesting history on the plant such as its reputation for inflicting damage on people and car tires (Lechuguilla), what the Aztecs used it for (Havard Agave) and other interesting information.

More than 250 pages later after a color picture of a beautiful Spanish dagger, the appendices begin. Appendix A is devoted to the status of the plants and how endangered they are in Texas. Appendix B is devoted to selected locations in the park such as Boot Canyon, Casa Grande, Panther Pass, and many others and the names of plants found at each location. Appendix C is devoted to the author's suggestions concerning photographing plants and necessary equipment. All of the pictures in the book were taken by the author and he explains how to achieve the quality photographs he does. Appendix D is a brief two page explanation of what sources were used for the names of the plants and why.

A glossary of terms, a list of sources for more information on the park, reference materials and an index brings this beautiful and easy to use book to a close. Designed for people who want to know what they are looking at in the park, this book is superbly done in text and photographs and is easy to understand. Not only does it depict many of the plants within the park, numerous photographs also capture the surrounding countryside and the beauty of the park. This is a must have for your next trip.

Kevin R. Tipple (copyright) 2008
Xor
Big Bend National Park, which is located in southwest Texas along the Mexican border, contains more than 800,000 acres (which is larger than the state of Rhode Island). Due to its unique location, this park is sometimes referred to as three parks in one because it includes mountain, desert, and river environments. A short drive can take you from the Rio Grande River and its canyons, to a mile high mountain basin or the Chihuahuan desert. As a result, plant life within Big Bend National Park is highly diverse.

While book does contain a lot of information on the many of the common plants found in the park, the book primary focus is to provide information on those plants that are often overlooked by other guidebooks. Each of the hundreds of plants featured in the book has at least one high resolution photograph that accompanies the text that allows the reader/adventurer to easily identify the plant and its flowers.

Finally, unlike many guide books which fit into the back of your pocket, the book is a standard sized book, which allows for large sized pictures to be included.