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In the Shadow of the Carmens
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Just across the Rio Grande from West Texas in the state of Coahuila, México, the mountain ranges of the Maderas del Carmen rise majestically. Often called magical or mystical, they have stirred imagination for centuries. Stories of bandits, Indians, ghosts, incredible flora and fauna, cool forests, waterfalls, and vast woodlands filter across the Rio Grande.Many people have dreamed of exploring this vast ecosystem, but few have made the trip. Bonnie McKinney is among the fortunate. In 2001 McKinney and her husband, Billy Pat McKinney, moved to the Carmens to manage the large conservation project spearheaded by CEMEX, the Monterrey-based cement and building materials conglomerate. Like those before her, she had been enthralled by the massive mountains with their cliffs of purple and gold in the sunset, and by horizon views of high forests. She, too, wondered what treasures the mountains held. Having lived and worked in the Carmens for nearly a decade, McKinney has never been disappointed by these mountains, which never fail to surprise her. In lavish photographs and loving words McKinney takes readers on a fascinating armchair journey, Introduction byducing them to the incredible biodiversity of this jewel of northern México.

Table of Contents

  1. Others in Series, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xix-xxii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxiii-xxiv
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  1. In the Shadow of the Carmens
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. The Carmens
  2. pp. 3-14
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  1. 2. The Lobo Mexicano and Hacienda Santo Domingo
  2. pp. 15-20
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  1. 3. Chamiceras
  2. pp. 21-24
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  1. 4. El Club, Home of the Coahuila Mole
  2. pp. 25-34
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  1. 5. Mesa Bonita and the First Chichimoco Sighting
  2. pp. 35-40
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  1. 6. El Jardin and Canon del Diablo-Peregrine Palaces
  2. pp. 41-52
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  1. 7. Campo Cinco, Pumas, and Spotted What's-Its
  2. pp. 53-58
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  1. 8. Cuadra Pelota and the Miller's Shrew
  2. pp. 59-60
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  1. 9. La Laguna
  2. pp. 61-64
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  1. 10. Canon el Oso
  2. pp. 65-70
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  1. 11. Drought in the Carmens
  2. pp. 71-74
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  1. 12. Los Pilares and Desert Bighorn Sheep
  2. pp. 75-86
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  1. 13. The Road to Campo Uno
  2. pp. 87-92
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  1. 14. Snow in the Carmens
  2. pp. 93-96
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  1. 15. Canon Juarez
  2. pp. 97-102
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  1. 16. Zacatosa
  2. pp. 103-106
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  1. 17. La Cachuchua
  2. pp. 107-110
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  1. 18. Hacienda Piedra Blanca
  2. pp. 111-114
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  1. 19. Canon el Alamo
  2. pp. 115-124
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  1. 20. Cuesta Malena
  2. pp. 125-128
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  1. 21. Campo Dos
  2. pp. 129-134
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  1. 22. Canon Moreno
  2. pp. 135-140
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  1. 23. Canon Morteros
  2. pp. 141-144
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  1. 24. Skeletons in the Desert
  2. pp. 145-146
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  1. 25. Chihuahuan Desert Bears
  2. pp. 147-156
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  1. 26. The JoBoni Satyr
  2. pp. 157-160
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  1. 27. Billy Pat and the Flying Bug
  2. pp. 161-164
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  1. 28. The Pronghorn Returns
  2. pp. 165-166
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  1. 29. Doc Baker's Visit, July 2007
  2. pp. 167-170
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  1. 30. A Final Note
  2. pp. 171-172
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  1. Color Plates
  2. pp. 197-212
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  1. Scientific Terms, References, Index
  2. pp. 173-213
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  1. Common and Scientific Names Used in the Text
  2. pp. 173-182
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  1. References
  2. pp. 183-184
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 185-192
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