All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Natural History  General Natural History

The Great Basin: A Natural Prehistory

By: Donald K Grayson
418 pages, b/w photos, illustrations and maps; tables
NHBS
Revised and expanded edition of Deserts Past
The Great Basin: A Natural Prehistory
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • The Great Basin: A Natural Prehistory ISBN: 9780520267473 Hardback May 2011 Usually dispatched within 4 days
    £65.99
    #188807
Selected version: £65.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

Covering a large swath of the American West, the Great Basin, centered in Nevada and including parts of California, Utah, and Oregon, is named for the unusual fact that none of its rivers or streams flow into the sea.

This fascinating illustrated journey through deep time is the definitive environmental and human history of this beautiful and little traveled region, home to Death Valley, the Great Salt Lake, Lake Tahoe, and the Bonneville Salt Flats. Donald K. Grayson synthesizes what we now know about the past 25,000 years in the Great Basin--its climate, lakes, glaciers, plants, animals, and people--based on information gleaned from the region's exquisite natural archives in such repositories as lake cores, packrat middens, tree rings, and archaeological sites.

Customer Reviews

Biography

Donald K. Grayson is Professor of Anthropology and Adjunct Professor at the Quaternary Research Center, University of Washington. He is the author of "The Desert's Past", the previous edition of his Great Basin prehistory, and "The Establishment of Human Antiquity", an American Library Association "Best Book of the Year."

By: Donald K Grayson
418 pages, b/w photos, illustrations and maps; tables
NHBS
Revised and expanded edition of Deserts Past
Media reviews

Well supported by photographs, maps, and tables, along with detailed chapter notes and extensive references.
- Choice

"A perfect guide for students, scholars, travelers, and general readers alike, the book weaves together history, archaeology, botany, geology, biogeography, and other disciplines into one compelling panorama across a truly unique American landscape."
- The Birdbooker Report

"This fascinating illustrated journey through deep time is the definitive environmental and human history of this beautiful and little traveled region, home to Death Valley, the Great Salt Lake, Lake Tahoe, and the Bonneville Salt Flats."
- Scienceblogs.com/The Guardian

"All palaeoscientists working in the region will want this book because it brings in so much new material and includes so many new interpretations. This is a grand synthesis and it represents a major revision written in an engaging style that teaches on every level."
- Steven R. Simms, author of "Ancient Peoples of the Great Basin and the Colorado Plateau"

Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles (2-Volume Set)Order your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife