A Natural History of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona: With an Introduction to the Madrean Sky Islands
By Richard C. Brisca & Wendy Moore
"The Catalina Mountains are as emblematic in Tucson as the Eiffel Tower is in Paris or Mt. Fuji is in Tokyo. Although Tucsonans look to the range every day as it towers over our valley, although we depend on it for water, storms, recreation, scenery, few of us understand the makeup of this great range, its violent background, its role in our history and the ongoing natural forces that make it an elemental part of our life. Here, at long last, is a book that opens up this symbol of our lifeblood, that divulges the mountain's secrets for all to understand. Keep it handy in your home, in your car, and in your backpack. Thank you, Rick and Wendy."
- David Yetman, author and host of PBS series The Desert Speaks