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Edmund C. Jaeger

The North American Deserts


The first book on all five of the great deserts of the North American continent – the Chihuahuan, Sonoran, Navahoan, Mohavean, and the Great Basin. Illustrating the individuality of each region, Jaeger covers their distinct climates, topography, and geologic histories, as well as fascinating plant and animal life.

After 40 years of exploring these deserts by all means possible, he presents his wealth of accumulated information in a simultaneously scientific and highly readable style. Suggestions for exploration routes included.

Hard cover with black and white illustrations and photographs throughout.

Edition: 1957.

Condition: Generally excellent, with a lovely vintage patina on the dust jacket. An old owner's sticker remains on the front endpaper.

Measures ~5"x8". 308 pages.