Gary Paul Nabhan papers, 1969-

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Gary Paul Nabhan papers, 1969-

MS 337

Collection Summary

Creator: Nabhan, Gary Paul
Collection Name: Gary Paul Nabhan papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1969-
Physical Description:6 linear feet
Abstract:Papers, 1969- , of Gary Paul Nabhan, ethnobiologist, plant ecologist, and author. Contains journals and study notebooks dated from 1969 to 1997; his scholarly and popular published works; production materials relating to his works; and transparencies relating to animals, agriculture and landscapes in Southern Arizona and the Sonoran region.
Collection Number:MS 337
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

Gary Paul Nabhan was born on 17 March 1952 in Gary, Indiana, a son of Theodore B. and Wanda Mary (Goodwin) Nabhan.

He attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa; Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona, and received a PhD in Arid Lands Resources from the University of Arizona in 1983.

Nabhan has devoted his career to advocating the preservation of desert plants, native seeds, and the lifestyles of native desert people, including the Native American tribes of the southwestern United States. He has lived and worked with Native American tribes including the Tohono O'odham Indians during the time of gathering data for his doctoral dissertation, Papago Fields: Arid lands ethnobotany and agricultural ecology (University of Arizona, 1983).

He began his professional career as a research associate with the Office of Arid Land Studies at the University of Arizona. He was a co-founder in 1983 of Native Seeds/SEARCH, a grassroots conservation organization dedicated to collecting and preserving the native seeds of the desert southwest. He was assistant director at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, and later writer-in-residence and director of science at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Nabhan is a member of the Scientific and Project Committee of The Ethnobiology and Conservation Team (ECT), an international group of biologists, activists, anthropologists, conservationists, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and artists committed to carrying out conservation at the grass roots level.

He is widely published in both scientific journals and the American trade press. Awards include a McArthur Fellowship, a Pew Scholarship for conservation research, and a John Burroughs Medal in 1987 for outstanding nature writing in Gathering the Desert.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes Nabhan's archives of his fieldwork studies and written works. It includes personal journals, class notebooks, and fieldwork journals created during his educational and professional career. The published materials include most of the scholarly books and articles written or co-authored by Nabhan. The production materials demonstrate the research and collaboration in the scientific process, and relate to his work on Counting sheep : twenty ways of seeing desert bighorn and Why some like it hot : food, genes, and cultural diversity. The photographic materials are mostly transparencies of landscapes, agriculture, and animals in Southern Arizona and the Sonoran desert region.


This collection is organized into six series:



There are no restrictions on access to the collection. Request for permission to publish over 500 words from the collection must be obtained from Mr. Nabhan. Administration of copyright is retained by Mr. Nabhan.


It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Nabhan, Gary Paul -- Archives.

Corporate Name(s)
Native Seeds/Search (Organization)

Geographic Name(s)
Arizona -- Environmental conditions.
Sonoran Desert.
Southwest, New -- Description and travel.
Southwest, New -- Environmental conditions.

Biodiversity conservation -- West (U.S.)
Conservation biology -- West (U.S.)
Desert plants -- Arizona.
Endangered ecosystems.
Ethnobotany -- Arizona.
Natural history -- Arizona.
Plant communities -- Sonoran desert.
Plant conservation -- North America.
Pollinators -- West (U.S.)
Seeds -- United States.
Tohono O'odham Indians -- Ethnobotany.
Wild flowers -- Arizona.

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Administrative Information

Credit Line

Gary Paul Nabhan papers (MS 337). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series 1: Journals and Notebooks, 1969-1997 Arrangement: Chronological
Nature writing journals, notebooks, and fieldwork journals created by Nabhan and his associates, dated from 1969 to 1997. Descriptions of most of the individual items were supplied by Nabhan and appear in the inventory below. Correspondence or other papers found in the journals remain in the folder with the journal in which they were found. Some journals were placed in phase boxes.
11 Fieldwork Journal. , 1969-1971
Topics: Poetry, drawings. Places: Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa; Gary and Hobart, Indiana; 1st Earth Day Headquarters, Washington DC; Prescott College, Arizona.
12 Fieldwork Journal. , 1969-1971
Topics: Concrete poetry, "Multimedia Art." Place: Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Note: "First 1 1/2 yrs of undergraduate study"
13 Notebook. , 1971
Topic: "Shamanism & the Beginnings of Art" Study Book. Place: Prescott College, Arizona.
14 Notebook. , 1972
Topic: "Literature of the Deserts" Study Book. Place: Prescott College, Arizona. Gary Nabhan and Howard Lyon. Note: "Nabhan's First Sonoran Desert Writing"
15 Notebook. , 1972-1973
Topic: "Literature of Prairie & Plains" field course. Place: Prescott College. G. Nabhan, Howard Lyon, Cathy Preuss.
21 Nature Writing Journal. , 1977-1978
Topic: Spiritual reflections, Songs, poems. Romance with Karen Reichardt. Places: Tucson, Arizona; Rosemont, Arizona.
22 Field Journal. , 1977-1978
Topic: Pima and Papago ethnobotany fieldnotes and readings. Places: St. Johns / Komatke, Arizona; Laveen Little Tucson / Ali Cukson, Arizona; Fresnal Village / Jizwuli Dak, Arizona; Ventana Cave / Nakajigul, Arizona.
23 Field Plantings. , 1978-1979
Topic: Landscape and native crop plantings, Pre-Native Seeds/SEARCH garden trials. Places: 510 West Pelaar, Tucson, Arizona. Note on book: Garden Logbook and Experiment Record.
24 Field Journal. , 1979-ca.1981
Topic: Tohono O'odham agricultural fields-- and related interviews. Places: Ali Cukson / Little Tucson, Arizona; Ge Oidag / Big Fields, Arizona; Topawa, Arizona.
25 Field "Plantings" / Weed communities. , 1980
Topic: Disturbance-responses of annuals on Hohokam terraces. Places: Tucson and Tortolita mountains; Marana, Arizona. Note: "Work with Karen Reichardt and Suzanne Fish" (some loose pages in book).
26 Nature Writing Journal. , 1980-1982
Topic: Papago (O'odham) Agricultural Terms from various dictionaries and ethnographies in preparation for PhD dissertation & The Desert Smells Like Rain.
27 Fieldwork Journal, Gary Nabhan & Karen Reichardt. , 1981-1984
Topic: Laura Kerman Oral History, Phenology of house w[est] of Tumamoc Hill. Places: Topawa & Tucson, Arizona; Cabeza Prieta, Arizona; (some loose pages in journal).
28 Fieldwork Journal. , 1983-1985
Topic: Sonoran Desert Ethnobotany, preludes to Gathering the Desert , Bacanora, Chiltepin, Palm; Gourds. Places: Eastern Sonora; Papagueriz Mexicali Valley, BCN; Tumacacori, Arizona; Magdalena, Sonora; Onavas, Sonora.
29 Fieldwork Journal. , 1987-1988
Topic Cucurbit (gourd) & bean ethnobotany & biogeography, Cactus population ecology. Places: Durango-Mazatlan hwy, Mexico; Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico; Eastern Sonora, Mexico; Western Tamaulipas, Mexico; Big Bend, Texas; Carlsbad, New Mexico.
210 Nature Writing Journal. , 1992-1993
Topic: Counting sheep, Biophilia, Geography of Childhood, O'odham concepts of wildness. Places: Tontozona, Arizona (ASU-sponsored workshop); Woodshole, Mass. (Yale-Harvard Biophilia Workshop); Gallup, NM (1st meeting of Traditional Native American Farmers Assoc.); Organpipe Cactus National Monument; Tohono O'odham Reservation.
211 Fieldnotes and Research. , Summer 1997
Topic: Boojums and Sonorisnos.
Series 2: Published materials, 1973-1998 Arrangement: Chronological with folders numbered according to bibliography of Dr. Nabhan.
Note: All authors are listed for co-authored works. All others are by Nabhan alone.
Note: This collection contains numerous empty manila folders with bibliographic information but no actual publication. The empty folders are represented in this guide by gaps in the folder number sequence.
21 A characterization of Galapagos mangrove communities (with a preliminary consideration of their ecological succession in relation to coastal geomorphological evolution).Charles Darwin Research Institute, San Diego. , 1973
22 The ecology of Laguna de la Cruz, Bahia de Kino, Sonora, Mexico: A preliminary manuscript done for Prescott College Center for Man & Environment from fieldwork in 1972 and 1973.Prescott College Center for Environment, Prescott. , 1973
21 A characterization of Galapagos mangrove communities (with a preliminary consideration of their ecological succession in relation to coastal geomorphological evolution).Charles Darwin Research Institute, San Diego. , 1973
22 The ecology of Laguna de la Cruz, Bahia de Kino, Sonora, Mexico: A preliminary manuscript done for Prescott College Center for Man & Environment from fieldwork in 1972 and 1973.Prescott College Center for Environment, Prescott. , 1973
23 'Prairie revival': bringing native grasses back to pastures, backyards. High Country News, 6(22), 6-7. , 1974
220 Felger, Richard S. and G. P. Nabhan. Agroecosystem diversity: a model from the Sonoran Desert. In AAAS Selected Symposium, 10: Social and Technological Management in Dry Lands: Past and Present, Indigenous and Imposed. Nancie L. Gonzalez, ed. Westview Press. (reprint copy and book). , 1978
221 Chiltepines! wild spice of the American southwest. El Palacio: Quarterly Journal of the Museum of New Mexico,84(2), 30-34. , 1978
222 Cottonwoods: sacred and sensible. High Country News, 10, 8-9. , 1978, November 3
225 Sheridan, Thomas Edward, and Gary Paul Nabhan. Living with a river: traditional farmers of the Rio San Miguel. The Journal of Arizona History 19, 1-16. , 1978
227 Nabhan, Gary P. and Richard S. Felger. Teparies in southwestern North America: a biogeographical and ethnohistorical study of Phaseolus acutifolius. Economic Botany 32(1), 2-19. , 1978
228 Tepary bean domestication: ecological and nutritional changes during Phaseolus acutifolius evolution. MS Thesis, University of Arizona. [Thesis is in UA Special Collections, E9791 1978 142. Folder contains a Nabhan article based on his thesis, Tepary Beans: The effects of domestication on adaptations to arid environments. Arid Lands Newsletter, 10(April 1979):11-16.] , 1979
232 Developing new crops is old idea in Arizona. Progressive Agriculture in Arizona. 30(3), 12-15. , 1979
233 The ecology of floodwater farming in arid southwestern North America. Agro-Ecosystems, 5, 245-255. , 1979
234 Nabhan, G.P., C.W. Weber, and J.W. Berry. Legumes in the Papago- Pima Indian diet and ecological niche. The Kiva,44(2-3), 173-190. , 1979
235 New crops for desert farming. The New Farm,1, 52-60. , 1979, March-April
236 Qui protege les semences qui nous sauveront? Mazingira 9, 53-58. , 1979
237 Nabhan, Gary, and David Yetman. Seeds: green revolution reaps cruel harvest. The Arizona Daily Star, July 15, 1979, H1. , 1979
239 Tepary beans: the effects of domestication on adaptations to arid environments. Arid Lands Newsletter 10, 11-16. , 1979, April
238 Southwestern Indian sunflowers. Desert Plants, 1(1), 23-26. , 1979, August
241 Who is saving the seeds to save us? Mazingira9, 55-59. , 1979
242 Ammabroma sonorae, an endangered parasitic plant in extremely arid North America. Desert Plants, 2(3), 188-196. , 1980
243 Arid land agriculture: Native crops of the greater southwest. Dry Country News, 5, 10-12. , 1980, Spring
244 Arid land agriculture. Dry Country News, 6, 28-29. , 1980, Summer
245 Cottonwoods: sacred and sensible. Dry Country News 6, 52. , 1980, Summer
248 Nabhan, Gary, James Berry, Cynthia Anson, and Charles Weber. Papago Indian floodwater fields and tepary bean protein yields. Ecology of Food and Nutrition,10, 71-78. , 1980
249 Hitt, Sam, and Gary Nabhan. Pitcher irrigation for dry soil gardens. Organic Gardening, 27, 124-127. , 1980, November
250 Raising hell . . . as well as wheat: Papago Indians burying the borderline. La Confluencia, a Magazine for the Southwest,3(3&4), 18-22. , 1980, Summer
251 The seeds of prehistory. Garden, 4, 8-12. , 1980, May/June
253 Nabhan, G.P., J.W. Berry, and C.W. Weber. Wild beans of the greater southwest: Phaseolus metcalfei and Phaseolus ritensis. Economic Botany 34(1), 68-85. , 1980
254 Nabhan, Gary, Alfred Whiting, Henry Dobyns, Richard Hevly, and Robert Euler. Devil's claw domestication: evidence from Southwestern Indian fields. Journal of Ethnobiology, 1(1), 135-164. , 1981
255 Berry, J., P.K. Bretting, G.P. Nabhan, and C. Weber. Domesticated Proboscidea parviflora: a potential oilseed crop for arid lands. Journal of Arid Environments 4, 147-160. , 1981
256 Nabhan, Gary, Cynthia Anson, Mahina Drees, and Danny Lopez. Kaicka: Seed saving the Papago-Pima Way: A guide for desert gardeners and farmers. Tucson, AZ: Meals for Millions/Freedom From Hunger Foundations. , 1981
258 Runoff farming for dry lands. The New Farm, 3, 50-53. , 1981, May-June
259 Niethammer, Carolyn, Gary Nabhan, Mahina Drees, and Cynthia Anson. Seed banks serving people: Highlights of a workshop, October 9-10, 1981. Tucson, AZ: Meals for Millions/Freedom From Hunger Foundation. , 1981
260 The Sonoran Desert bioregion. Co-Evolution Quarterly,32, 86 -87. (Also in this issue is a book review by Nabhan on Pueblo Indian Cookbook and Hopi Cookery, 51) , 1981, Winter
261 Nabhan, Gary, Ken Vogler, and Karen Reichhardt. Tepary bean crop ecology, Papago Indian Reservation, Arizona. Annual Report of the Bean Improvement Cooperative. , 1981
366 The desert smells like rain: A naturalist in Papago Indian country. San Francisco: North Point Press. 1982
366 The desert smells like rain. Japanese edition. Translation rights arranged with Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., New York through Tuttle - Mori Agency Inc., Tokyo. , 1982
367 Papago Indian desert agriculture and water control, 1697-1934. In Application of remote sensing in evaluating floodwater farming on the Papago Indian Reservation. Tucson: Applied Remote Sensing Program, Office of Arid Lands Studies, University of Arizona; Completion Report, OWRT Project No. C-90258-G. , 1982
368 Nabhan, Gary P., Amadeo M. Rea, Karen L. Reichhardt, Eric Mellink, and Charles F. Hutchinson. Papago influences on habitat and biotic diversity: Quitovac oasis ethnoecology. Journal of Ethnobiology2(2), 124-143. , 1982
369 Sunflower of Indians of the Southwest. The Sunflower 8, 30 and 32. , 1982, January
371 Hopi protection of Helianthus anomalus, a rare sunflower. Southwestern Naturalist,28(2), 231-235. , 1983
373 Kokopelli: The humpbacked flute player; a Native American patron saint for conserving agricultural diversity as a community responsibility. CoEvolution Quarterly, 37, 4-11. , 1983, Spring
373 Kokopelli: The humpbacked flute player. Reprinted in Ten Years of CoEvolution Quarterly: News that stayed news, 1947-57.San Francisco: North Point Press. , 1983
374 Papago fields: Arid lands ethnobotany and agricultural ecology. PhD dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson. (UMI abstract is in folder. Copy is in UA Special Collections, E9791 1983 424). , 1983
376 Rea, Amadeo M., Gary P. Nabhan, and Karen L. Reichhardt. Sonoran desert oases: plants, birds, and native people. Environment Southwest, 503, 5-9. , 1983, Autumn
378 Nabhan, Gary Paul, and Helga Teiwes. Tepary beans, O’odham farmers and desert fields. Desert Plants5(1), 15-37. (This issue was titled: The desert tepary as a food source: a journal symposium, edited by Gary Paul Nabhan. He wrote guest editorial inside front cover.) , 1983
379 Wild species protected by Arizona Hopi farmers. The Sunflower 9, 34-35. , 1983, December
381 Evidence of gene flow between cultivated Cucurbita mixta and a field edge population of wild Cucurbita at Onavas, Sonora. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Newsletter7, 76-77. , 1984
383 Merrick, Laura C., and Gary P. Nabhan. Natural hybridization of wild Cucurbita sororia group and domesticated C. mixta in southern Sonora, Mexico. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Newsletter 7, 73-75. , 1984
384 Nabhan, Gary, and J. M. J. de Wet. Panicum sonorum in Sonoran Desert agriculture. Economic Botany, 38(1), 65-82. , 1984
385 Replenishing desert agriculture with native plants and their symbionts. In Meeting the expectations of the land: Essays in sustainable agriculture and stewardship. W. Jackson, W. Berry, and B. Colman, eds. San Francisco: North Point Press. , 1984
387 Gathering the desert. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. Winner of the John Burroughs Medal. File contains paperback from fourth printing. , 1985-1990
390 Nabhan, G.P. and B.T. Burns. Palmilla (Nolina) fiber: a native plant industry in arid and semi-arid U.S./Mexico borderlands. Journal of Arid Environments 9, 97-103. , 1985
398 Nabhan, Gary P., and Richard S. Felger. Wild desert relatives of crops: Their direct uses as food. In Plants for arid lands: Proceedings of the Kew International Conference on Economic Plants for Arid Lands held in the Jodrell Laboratory, Botanical Gardens, Kew, England, 23-27 July 1984. G.E. Wilkins, J.R. Goodin, D.V. Field, eds. London: Allen & Unwin, 19-33. , 1985
3101 Nabhan, Gary P., and W. Bruce Masse. Floodwater agriculture in the Sonoran: Ethnographic and archaeological perspectives. Paper prepared for the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 23-26 April. New Orleans. , 1986
3103 The garden’s goal: Reversing desert degradation. Agave 2, 14-15. , 1986
3109 Regional seedstocks and Oscar Will’s vegetables: Learning from agricultural history. Seed Savers Exchange, Harvest ed,178-180. , 1986
3112 The Sonoran Desert. In Arizona: The land and the people. T. Miller, ed. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. , 1986
3113 Nabhan, Gary, Victor Gass, and Patrick Quirk. Thornberg’s fishhook cactus: Conserving a declining species. Agave 2, 4-8. , 1986
3115 Nabhan, G.P., J. Muruaga Matinez, F. Cardenas-Ramos, and B.T. Burns. Wild bean exploration in the Northwest Mexico and Southwest USA. FAO/IBPGR Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter 65, 23-25. , 1986
3117 The desert’s future. Agave: Quarterly Magazine of the Desert Botanical Garden, 2:10-13. , 1987, Fall
3118 Ethnobiology and conservation: valuing diversity. Environment Southwest, 519, 28-31. , 1987, Autumn
3119 Bretting, P.K., and G.P. Nabhan. Ethnobotany of devil’s claw (Proboscides parviflora ssp. parviflora: Martyniaceae) in the greater Southwest. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology,8(2), 226-237. , 1986
3121 Native foods of desert peoples found to control diabetes. The Seedhead News19, 1,3. , 1987
3122 Nurse plant ecology of threatened desert plants. In Rare & Endangered plants: A California symposium proceedings. T. Elias. Sacramento: California Native Plant Society. (Conference program and abstracts in folder; book missing.). , 1987
3123 Plant domestication and folk-biological change: the Upper Piman/devil’s claw example. American Anthropologist,89(1), 57-73. , 1987
3125 Saving native plants. American Land Forum, 12-14. , 1987
3126 Using natural desert ecosystems as models for Agroforestry: The gray, spiney revolution. Paper presented at the Symposium on Strategies for Classification and Management of Native Vegetation for Food Production in Arid Zones, 12-16 October. Tucson, Arizona. 232-234, 250. , 1987
3128 Pratt, R.D., and G.P. Nabhan. Evolution and diversity of Phaseolus acutifolius tepary genetic resources. In Genetic Resources of Phaseolus Beans. Paul Gepts, ed. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 409-440. , 1988
3130 Invisible erosion: the rise and fall of native farming. Journal of the Southwest 30, 550-572. , 1988
3131 Southwest project cuts across cultural, national boundaries. Center for Plant Conservation, 3(2), 1 and 8. , 1988
3133 Andres, Thomas C., and Gary P. Nabhan. Taxonomic rank and rarity of Cucurbita okeechobeensis. Rep-Cucurbit-Genet-Coop,11, 83-85. , 1988
3134 Nabhan, Gary Paul, Robert Tobichaux, Mark Slater, and Suzanne Nelson. Useful desert plants for low-input polycultures. Arid Lands Newsletter, 27, 11-14. , 1988
3135 Enduring seeds: Native American agriculture and wild plant conservation. San Francisco: North Point Press. , 1989
3137 Nabhan, Gary Paul, and Ann Zwinger. Field notes and the literary process.In Writing Natural History: Dialogues with Authors. Edward Lueders, ed. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. , 1989
3140 Gift of the Manitok: from the waters of northern Wisconsin, the Ojibway reap nature's blessing--wild rice. Harrowsmith,4, 72-79. , 1989, February
3141 Nabhan, Gary Paul, Wendy Hodgson, and Frances Fellows. A meager living on lava and sand? Hia Ced O'odham food resources and habitat diversity in oral and documentary histories. Journal of the Southwest 31(4), 508-533. Two copies. , 1989
3142 Nabhan, Gary, and David Valenciano. A modest proposal: Restoring the Sonoran Desert at Barnes Butte Bajada. Agave3, 3-5. , 1989
3143 On the bright edges of the world: southwest traditions of knowing and growing herbs. The Herb Companion, 1, 12-14. , 1989
3144 Plants at risk in the Sonoran Desert: An international concern. Agave 3(3), 14-15. , 1989
3147 Hodgson, Wendy, Gary Nabhan, and Liz Ecker. Prehistoric fields in Central Arizona: Conserving rediscovered agave cultivans. Agave 3, 9-11. , 1989
3148 Rescuing Arizona's endangered plants. Arizona Highways, 65(3), 34-41. , 1989, March
3149 Seeds of renewal. World Monitor 2(1), 17-20. , 1989
3150 Andres, Thomas C., and Gary P. Nabhan. Taxonomic rank and rarity of Cucurbita okeechobeensis. FAO/IPBGR Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter, 75/76, 21-22. , 1988
3151 A child's sense of wilderness. Orion, 9, 54-57. , 1990
3152 Conservationists and forest service join forces to wave wild chiles. Diversity 6(3&4), 47-48. , 1990
3154 Desert whirlwinds. Phoenix 25, 84-93. , 1990, November
3157 The evolution of a naturalist: finding the wild thread. Petroglyph 2, 5-7. , 1990
3159 Healing the desert. Garden 14, 21-25. , 1990
3160 Managing cultural resources in Sonoran desert biosphere reserves. Cultural Survival Quarterly 14(4), 26-30. , 1990
3162 New crops for small farmers in marginal lands? Wild chiles as a case study. Agroecology and Small Farm Development.Miguel A. Altieri and Susann B. Hecht, eds. Boca Raton: CRC Press. , 1990
3163 On tumbleweeds and dust. Northern Lights,6(3), 11-13. , 1990
3165 Brand, Janette C., B. Janelle Snow, Gary P. Nabhan, and A. Stewart Truswell. Plasma glucose and insulin responses to traditional Pima Indian meals. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 51, 416-420. , 1990
4167 Systematic and ecogeographic studies on crop genepools, 5: Wild phaseolus ecogeography in the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico: Areographic techniques for targeting and conserving species diversity. Rome, Italy: International Board for Plant Genetic Resources. , 1990
4169 Nabhan, Gary P., Donna House, Humberto Suzan A., Wendy Hodgson, Luis Hernandez S. and Guadalupe Malda. Conservation and use of rare plants by traditional cultures of the U.S./Mexico borderlands. In Biodiversity: Culture, conservation, and ecodevelopment. M. Oldfield and J. Alcorn, eds. Boulder: Westview Press. (only 2 pages in folder). , 1991
4171 Cryptic cacti on the borderline. Orion10(4), 26-31. , 1991
4172 Fish, Suzanne K. and Gary P. Nabhan. Desert as context: the Hohokam environment. In Exploring the Hohokam: Prehistoric desert peoples of the American Southwest. G. J. Gumerman, ed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. (two copies) , 1991
4173 Desert legumes as a nutritional intervention for diabetic indigenous dwells of arid lands. Arid Lands Newsletter31, 11-13. , 1991
4174 Nelson, Suzanne C., Gary P. Nabhan, and Robert H. Robichaux. Effects of water nitrogen and competition on growth yield and yield components of field-grown tepary bean. Experimental Agriculture 27, 211-219. , 1991
4176 Dahl, Kevin, and Gary Paul Nabhan. From the grassroots up: plant genetic resource conservation by grassroots organizations in North America. Seed Savers Exchange. , 1991, June 1
4177 Anderson, Kat, and Gary Paul Nabhan. Gardeners in Eden: Native American land management. Wilderness 55, 27-30. , 1991, Fall
4178 Genetic resources of the U.S.-Mexican borderlands: wild relatives of crops, their uses and conservation. In Environmental Hazards and Bioresource Management in the United States-Mexico Borderlands. P. Ganster and H. Walter, eds. Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center Publications. , 1991
4179 The moveable O'odham feat of San Francisco. Native Peoples 4(2), 28- 34. , 1991
4180 Restoring and re-storying the landscape. Restoration and Management Notes, 9, 3-4. , 1991
4182 A child's sense of wildness. Finding Home.Peter Sauer, ed. Boston: Beacon Press. 229-236. , 1992
4183 Nabhan, Gary Paul, and Ted Fleming. The conservation of mutualisms. Species, 19, 32-34. (two copies) , 1992, December
4186 Desert rescuers. World Monitor, 5(7), 36-41 , 1992
4188 The fate of the desert on the line. World Monitor. , 1992
4190 Hummingbirds and human aggression: A view from the high tanks. The Georgia Review46(2), 213-232. , 1992
4193 Native American cornucopia. Native Peoples Magazine, 5(3), 10-16. , 1992
4205 Threatened Native American plants. Endangered Species Update, 9(11), 1-4. , 1992
4208 Confessions from a sheep blind. Counting Sheep: 20 Ways of Seeing Desert Bighorn. G.P. Nabhan, ed. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press. 155-170. , 1993
4214 Ironwood: Nurseries of the Sonoran Desert. Conservation International Members' Report, 11-13. , 1993
4218 Songbirds, Truffles, and Wolves: An American Naturalist in Italy. New York: Pantheon Books. , 1993
4222 Nabhan, Gary Paul, and Humberto Suzan. Boundary effects on endangered cacti and their nurse plants in and near a Sonoran Desert biosphere reserve. Occasional Papers in Conservation Biology, 1: Ironwood: An Ecological and Cultural Keystone of the Sonoran Desert. G. P. Nabhan and J. L. Carr, eds. Washington, DC: Conservation International. , 1994
4225 The far outside. In Place of the Wild: A Wildland's Anthology. David Clarke Burks, ed. Washington, DC: Island Press. 19-27. , 1994
4228 Nabhan, Gary Paul and John L. Carr. Occasional papers in conservation biology, 1: Ironwood: An ecological and cultural keystone of the Sonoran Desert. Washington, DC: Conservation International. , 1994, April
4229 Natural history crashes, resurfaces. Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places. Joseph Barbato and Lisa Weinerman, eds. New York: Patheon. 86-91. , 1994
4240 From the hidden garden. Journal of the Southwest 37(2), 401-415. , 1995
4257 The Forgotten Pollinators. Washington DC: Island Press. , 1996
4263 Nabhan, Gary, Angelo Joaquin, Jr., Nancy Laney, and Kevin Dahl. Sharing the benefits between indigenous communities and other conservators/users of plant genetic resources and ethnobotanical knowledge.In Valuing Local Knowledge: Indigenous People and Intellectual Property Rights. S. B. Brush and D. Stabinsky, eds. Covelo: Island Press. 186-208. , 1996
Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1980-1994
51 Conference programs. , 1980-1990
52 Tucson Weekly; A Child's Sense of Wilderness. , 1994
Series 4: Monographs, 1993-1997
51 Chilies to Chocolate : Food the Americans Gave the World. , 1992
52 Sacred trusts : Essays on Stewardship and Responsibility. , 1993
53 Desert Legends : Re-storying the Sonoran Borderlands. , 1994
54 The Geography of Childhood : Why Children Need Wild Places. , 1994
55 The Geography of Childhood : Why Children Need Wild Places.(Japanese edition) , 1994
56 Canyons of Color : Utah's Slickrock Wildlands. , 1995
57 From the Islands' Edge : a Sitka Reader. , 1995
58 Words from the Land : Encounters with Natural History Writing. , 1995
59 Writing it Down for James : Writers on Life and Craft. , 1995
510 The Late Great Mexican Border : Report from a Disappearing Line. , 1996
511 Resist Much Obey Little : Remembering Ed Abbey. , 1996
512 American Nature Writing 1996. , 1996
513 Travelers' Tales : Food- a Taste of the Road. , 1996
514 The Sierra Club Wetlands Reader : a Literary Companion. , 1996
515 Testimony : Writers of the West Speak on Behalf of Utah Wilderness. , 1996
516 Cultures of Habitat : on Nature, Culture, and Story. , 1997
517 Nature's Services : Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems. , 1997
518 Passing on a Sense of Place and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Between Generations : a Primer for Native American Museum Educators and Community- Based Cultural Education Projects. , 1997
Series 5: Production Materials,
61-6 "Counting Sheep."
67-11 "Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery : Why Chilies are Hot."
Series 6: Slides,
612-17 Slides.