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Author Fleming, Theodore H., author.

Title No species is an island : bats, cacti, and secrets of the Sonoran Desert / Theodore H. Fleming ; Illustrations by Kim Kanoa Duffek
Published Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2017
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Contents Introduction; Lesson Number 1: The Strange Sex Life of Cardon; Lesson Number 2: A Pollination Mix-Up Is Not Always a Bad Thing; Lesson Number 3: A Rare Plant-Pollinator Collaboration; Lesson Number 4: What's an Insect-Eating Bat Like You Doing in a Cardon Flower?; Lesson Number 5: Some Pollinators Run Marathons Most Days of Their Lives; Lesson Number 6: Tortilla Flats Is Only One Stop in a Long Journey for Many Animals; Lesson Number 7: No Species Is an Island; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Further Reading; Index
Summary "The book describes for a general natural history audience the unexpected scientific discoveries Fleming's research team made during an intensive 11-year study of four species of Sonoran Desert columnar cacti and their pollinators"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cactus -- Sonoran Desert
Ecology -- Sonoran Desert
Pollination by animals -- Sonoran Desert
NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Deserts.
Pollination by animals.
North America -- Sonoran Desert.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816537550