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Gary Paul Nabhan (1952- ) is an ecologist, ethnobotanist, and writer whose work has focused primarily on the plants and cultures of the desert Southwest.

A first generation Lebanese-American, Nabhan was raised in Gary, Indiana. He served as Director of Science at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and co-founded Native Seeds/SEARCH, a nonprofit conservation organization that works to preserve indigenous southwestern agricultural plants as well as knowledge of their uses. Nabhan was the founding director of the Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern Arizona University. In 2008 he joined the University of Arizona faculty as a Research Social Scientist with the Southwest Center.

Among his books are The Desert Smells Like Rain, Cultures of Habitat, Why Some Like It Hot: Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity, Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation, Cross-pollinations: The Marriage of Science and Poetry, Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods, and Gathering the Desert, which won the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished natural history writing. He was also the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.

Nabhan has been a significant contributor in calling attention to the environmental issue of pollinator decline. He co-authored with Stephen L. Buchmann one of the key works on the topic - The Forgotten Pollinators from Island Press (1996).
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Total Books: 52
To Eat with Grace
2014 - To Eat with Grace (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781935713111
ISBN-10: 1935713116
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Last Water on the Devil's Highway A Cultural and Natural History of Tinajas Altas
2014 - Last Water on the Devil's Highway a Cultural and Natural History of Tinajas Altas [Southwest Center Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780816530830
ISBN-10: 0816530831
Genres: History, Science & Math
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Cumin Camels and Caravans A Spice Odyssey
2013 - Cumin Camels and Caravans a Spice Odyssey (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780520267206
ISBN-10: 0520267206
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Food Genes and Culture Eating Right for Your Origins
Growing Food in a Hotter Drier Land Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty
Desert Terroir Exploring the Unique Flavors and Sundry Places of the Borderlands
2012 - Desert Terroir Exploring the Unique Flavors and Sundry Places of the Borderlands [Ellen and Edward Randall Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780292725898
ISBN-10: 0292725892
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Politics & Social Sciences
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Where Our Food Comes From Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine
Chasing Chiles Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail
2011 - Chasing Chiles Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781603582506
ISBN-10: 1603582509
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Coming Home to Eat The Pleasures and Politics of Local Food
2009 - Coming Home to Eat the Pleasures and Politics of Local Food (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393335057
ISBN-10: 0393335054
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Arab/American Landscape Culture and Cuisine in Two Great Deserts
Why Some Like It Hot Food Genes and Cultural Diversity
2006 - Why Some Like It Hot Food Genes and Cultural Diversity (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781597260916
ISBN-10: 1597260916
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Science & Math
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Woodlands in Crisis A Legacy of Lost Biodiversity on the Colorado Plateau
2004 - Woodlands in Crisis a Legacy of Lost Biodiversity on the Colorado Plateau [Biby Research Center Occasional Papers No. 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780971878662
ISBN-10: 0971878668
Genre: Science & Math
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Conserving Migratory Pollinators and Nectar Corridors in Western North America
2004 - Conserving Migratory Pollinators and Nectar Corridors in Western North America [Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Studies in Natural History] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780816522545
ISBN-10: 0816522545
Genres: Business & Money, Science & Math
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Cross-Pollinations The Marriage of Science and Poetry
2004 - Cross-pollinations the Marriage of Science and Poetry [Credo Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781571312709
ISBN-10: 1571312706
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science & Math
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Tequila A Natural and Cultural History
2004 - Tequila a Natural and Cultural History (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780816519378
ISBN-10: 0816519374
Genres: Business & Money, History, Science & Math
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Singing the Turtles to Sea The Comcac  Art and Science of Reptiles
Coming Home to Eat The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods
2002 - Coming Home to Eat the Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393323740
ISBN-10: 0393323749
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
 5

Enduring Seeds Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation
The Desert Smells Like Rain A Naturalist in O'Odham Country
2002 - The Desert Smells Like Rain a Naturalist in O'odham Country (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780816522491
ISBN-10: 0816522499
Genres: Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Efran of the Sonoran Desert A Lizard's Life Among the Seri Indians
2001 - Efran of the Sonoran Desert a Lizard's Life Among the Seri Indians (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780938317555
ISBN-10: 0938317555
Genre: Children's Books
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Cultures of Habitat On Nature Culture and Story
1998 - Cultures of Habitat on Nature Culture and Story (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781887178969
ISBN-10: 1887178961
Genres: Nonfiction, Outdoors & Nature
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Plants and Protected Areas [People & Plants Conservation] (Paperback)Paperback