Boulder Hiking Trails

Author: Ruth Carol Cushman
Publisher: Pruett Publishing
ISBN: 0871089408
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This guide is an indispensable reference for those wanting to explore the natural beauty in and around Boulder, Colorado.

Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem

Author: William D. Bowman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195344294
Release Date: 2001-04-26
Genre: Science

This book will provide a complete overview of an alpine ecosystem, based on the long-term research conducted at the Niwot Ridge LTER. There is, at present, no general book on alpine ecology. The alpine ecosystem features conditions near the limits of biological existence, and is a useful laboratory for asking more general ecological questions, because it offers large environmental change over relatively short distances. Factors such as macroclimate, microclimate, soil conditions, biota, and various biological factors change on differing scales, allowing insight into the relative contributions of the different factors on ecological outcomes.

The Beast in the Garden A Modern Parable of Man and Nature

Author: David Baron
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393340309
Release Date: 2010-10-04
Genre: Nature

The true tale of an edenic Rocky Mountain town and what transpired when a predatory species returned to its ancestral home. When, in the late 1980s, residents of Boulder, Colorado, suddenly began to see mountain lions in their yards, it became clear that the cats had repopulated the land after decades of persecution. Here, in a riveting environmental fable that recalls Peter Benchley's thriller Jaws, journalist David Baron traces the history of the mountain lion and chronicles Boulder's effort to coexist with its new neighbors. A parable for our times, The Beast in the Garden is a scientific detective story and a real-life drama, a tragic tale of the struggle between two highly evolved predators: man and beast.

Rabbit Creek Country

Author: Jon Thiem
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826345379
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The stories of three former Colorado ranch owners and their unconventional living arrangement opens a window on life in the West throughout the last century.

Annotated Bibliography of Colorado Vertebrate Zoology 1776 1995

Author: Richard G. Beidleman
ISBN: UCSC:32106012548068
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Reference

This compilation catalogues the writings on the diverse vertebrate species within Colorado's boundaries beginning with the Escalante Expedition, which skirted the western slope a century before Colorado's statehood. Because of its geographical location-between East and West, North and Southwest, its altitudinal range of more than 11,000 feet, and its consequent variety of ecosystems from desert shrub to alpine tundra, Colorado ranks high among the fifty states for its variety of vertebrates. With such an abundance of these vertebrates, biologists and observant laypersons have had much to write about. This comprehensive bibliography is divided into major sections: General Natural History, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals. Each taxonomic group has a general section, followed by listings at taxon levels down to alphabetically-arranged species. The bibliography is especially complete with respect to periodical literature through 1995. Colorado Vertebrate Zoology cites resources for studying both well-researched vertebrates and those needing more study.

Colorado Wild

Author: Judith B. Sellers
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: STANFORD:36105026585633
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Travel

This striking artistic tour of Colorado's wilderness features large-format photography and text highlighting past, recent, and current conservation efforts, plus brief accounts of the preservation history of major Colorado sites. 175 color photos.

Southern Arizona Nature Almanac

Author: Roseann Beggy Hanson
Publisher: Pruett Publishing Company
ISBN: 087108869X
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Travel

"A chatty and informative book (that) conveys a wonderful sense of contentment with our not always hospitable countryside."

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
ISBN: UOM:39015046439421
Release Date: 2002
Genre: American literature

Wildlife Review

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016971942
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Wildlife conservation

Wild Boulder County

Author: Ruth Carol Cushman
ISBN: 0871089483
Release Date: 2009-08
Genre: Nature

If you've ever wondered what to do on a pewter gray November day, where to search for ptarmigan in winter or the first orchids of spring, or when to listen for bugling elk and trumpeting sandhill cranes, this is the book for you. Discover the wonders and joys of nature by tracking these seasonal occurrences, and knowing when and where to look for them. "Wild Boulder County" reveals the magic that surrounds us and opens new pathways into the natural world.

Colorado Nature Almanac

Author: Stephen R. Jones
Publisher: Westwinds Press
ISBN: 0871088835
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

Have you ever had the chance to see the courtship dance of the sandhill crane? Have you been stumped by the question, "is that a spruce, fir, or pine?" What do pasque-flowers, prairie chickens, and the Swainson's hawk have in common ? (Spring, of course! One blooms, one booms, and the other looms high overhead, all in a Colorado April). Where are the best places to see mountain goats, bugling elk, and snow geese? And have you asked yourself, "what is that butterfly doing flittering around in February?"