Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Writer's Block: Peggy Pickering Larson and William Ascarza

Posted By on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Local authors Peggy Pickering Larson and William Ascarza's new book, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has been published by Arcadia Publishing, and is part of the Images of America series ($21.99, 127 pages).

Summary (from publisher):

Since 1952, Bill Carr and Arthur Pack, the founders of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, have inspired visitors to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. When the museum opened it had only four employees. Today it has more than 100 paid employees, nearly 200 docents, and close to 300 volunteers. About 85 percent of the museum is outside, where visitors can enjoy native and the endangered animals exhibited in award-winning naturalistic habitat enclosures, an innovation in exhibitory developed by the museum.

About the Authors (from publisher):

William Ascarza is the author of the Arcadia publication Tucson Mountains and is also the author of Zenith on the Horizon: An Encyclopedic Look at the Tucson Mountains from A to Z. Peggy Larson is the archivist for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and author of Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: A Scrapbook, Deserts of America, and co-author with Lane Larson of Deserts of the Southwest.

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