Ponderosa: Big Pine of the Southwest by Sylvester AllredPonderosa: Big Pine of the Southwest by Sylvester Allred

Ponderosa: Big Pine of the Southwest

bySylvester Allred

Paperback | February 19, 2015

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For hundreds of years, the massive ponderosa pine of the U.S. Southwest has left multitudes in awe. After spending nearly three decades researching among these trees, Sylvester Allred shares his wealth of experience in the southwestern ponderosa pine forests with the world in Ponderosa.
Ponderosa is the first of its kind to provide an introduction to the natural and human histories of the ponderosa pine forests of the Southwest that is accessible to all who wish to enjoy the forests. The book offers knowledge on elemental aspects of the forests, such as the structure of the trees, as well as theoretical perspectives on issues such as climate change. Included are discussions of biogeography, ecology, and human and natural history, illustrated by over fifty color photographs throughout.
Allred presents his observations as if he is recalling his thoughts over the course of a walk in a ponderosa pine forest. His imagery-saturated prose provides an informal and enjoyable approach to discovering the history and environment of the ponderosa pine. Using a concise, straightforward writing style, Allred invites readers to explore the forests with him.
Ponderosa includes:
More than 50 color photos
 Learn how to estimate the age of a tree
 See the reptiles, birds, and mammals that make their home in ponderosa pine forests
 Much more!

Sylvester Allred is a principal lecturer emeritus at Northern Arizona University. He is author of The Natural History of Tassel-Eared Squirrels, as well as several children's books. He has served as an ecological consultant for the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Department of Energy, and the Discovery Channel. He currently consu...
Title:Ponderosa: Big Pine of the SouthwestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 8.46 × 5.01 × 0.28 inPublished:February 19, 2015Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816531439

ISBN - 13:9780816531431


Editorial Reviews

"Small enough to stick in your back pocket or day pack when you’re out in national parks such as Bryce Canyon, the North Rim of this Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and even up into Rocky Mountain National Park, this softcover book, Ponderosa: Big Pine of the Southwest, is a great resource to take with you."—National Parks Traveler