In a Desert Garden: Love and Death Among the Insects
- Publish Date: 1997-03-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: John Alcock
John Alcock, a specialist in the ecology of the American Southwest, introduces us to the lives & loves of desert insects as they forage through his backyard oasis. Creating his own desert garden behind his suburban home in Tempe, Arizona, Alcock scrutinizes every square inch of soil -- detailing the exotic plant life he finds, offering tips on its peccadilloes & preservation. Alcock pieces together the entire ecosystem of his desert paradise. This is an elegant combination of meticulous science & nature reverie that draws its reader into the diverse, competitive, even seductive world of desert plants & insects. Color photos & drawings.