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A Desert Calling

Life in a Forbidding Landscape

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674007475

Publication Date: 05/14/2002

Short

336 pages

62 halftones, 4 maps, 1 table

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Michael A. Mares is Curator of Mammals and Director of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma.

Stephen Jay Gould was Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University and Vincent Astor Visiting Professor of Biology at New York University. A MacArthur Prize Fellow, he received innumerable honors and awards and wrote many books.

Awards & Accolades

  • 2003 Oklahoma Book Award, Nonfiction Category, Oklahoma Center for the Book
  • 2002 ForeWord Book of the Year Award, Environment Category
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