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The View from Bald Hill

The View from Bald Hill

Thirty Years in an Arizona Grassland

by Carl E. Bock and Jane H. Bock

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 10/05/2000

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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.
ISBN:
9780520221840
9780520221840
Category:
Grasslands
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
10-05-2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of California Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
221
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x15mm
Weight:
0.36kg

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