Great Arc of the Wild Sheep
I found this book to be an ideal piece for any naturalist trying to better understand the desert southwest. A true understanding of what is taking place in a particular ecosystem is rooted in an in-depth understanding of individual animal species. While this book provides the science of many major species throughout the world, it is still valuable in terms of understanding the desert southwest. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that the book offered not only a scientific description of an animal, but that it provided an enjoyable mixture of science, adventure, history and keen observation of the environment. As alluded to by the book’s title, one also gains a deeper appreciation for the Bighorn Sheep, the great masters of survival, through learning of their struggles for survival in not only the desert southwest, but throughout the world.