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Mountain Islands and Desert Seas: A Natural History of the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands

By: Gehlbach, Frederick R.

Price: $12.45

Publisher: College Station, TX, TAMU Press:

Our Product Number: 605551


326 pages. Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment Series. Mountains rise like islands from deserts and grasslands along the U.S.-Mexican border. The stunningly varied borderlands offer a laboratory for studying historical trends and ecological cycles, as well as a refuge in which to experience natural history firsthand. In this engaging personal narrative, biologist Fred Gehlbach describes the stability and changes of the past century in the Borderlands' climate, lan... View more info

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Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company:

Our Product Number: 605564


352 pages. High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived—a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail. In this book Stephen Jay Gould explores what the Burgess Shale tells us about evolution and the nature of history. View more info