The Nature of Madera Canyon by Douglas W. Moore
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1999 Friends of the Madera Canyon first printing soft cover book with 177 pages. Located in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona, the Madera Canyon is an oasis of green tucked within one of the famous Sky Island mountain ranges above the surrounding desert. The Nature of Madera Canyon gathers information from numerous sources and original investigation to paint a portrait of the canyon and surrounding region. This book covers geography, climate and geology; a profile of Sky Islands; plants, animals and ecology; native peoples and recent history; and, species lists for over 900 plants and animals. It is beautifully illustrated with color and black and white photos and inkwash illustrations.