A Guide to Common Plants of Lake Mead National Recreation Area


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A Guide to Common Plants of Lake Mead National Recreation Area Authors: , , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: University of Nevada Press
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Pages: 146 Illustrations and other contents: 294 Language: English ISBN: 9781647790981 Categories: , , , , , , ,

This book introduces the reader to the 182 most common plants of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the sixth most visited park in the U.S., with 7.5 million visitors each year. It provides pictures and descriptions of each plant, and educates the reader about basic botany, plant life forms, and the different roles of native and non-native plants and their interactions with animals. This book will substantially enhance the desert experience for visitors.

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"The authors are eminently qualified to offer this guidebook, and their knowledge about the plants of LMNRA emerges throughout its pages."—James M. André, director of the University of California's Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center, author of Floras of the Mojave National Preserve and Owens Valley "Powell, Landau, and Walker have written a concise book that will be useful to millions of annual visitors to the LMNRA."—David Charlet, professor of biology at the College of Southern Nevada, author of Atlas of Nevada Conifers: A Phytogeographic Reference

Author Biography

Elizabeth A. Powell has an MS in biology and a PhD in botany. She has published a number of scientific papers on pollination ecology and conservation biology. As the botanist for LMNRA (1996–2005), she managed rare and invasive plants. Frederick H. Landau was a research associate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he conducted research on plant ecology and physiology and also taught courses in plant taxonomy, economic botany, and field ecology. He has resided in the Mojave Desert since 1977. Lawrence R. Walker has an MS in botany and a PhD in plant ecology. He has published more than 140 scientific papers and eleven books, including A Natural History of the Mojave Desert with Frederick H. Landau. He taught ecology, conservation biology, and scientific writing for thirty years.