David Yetman has been a research social scientist at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona since 1992, specializing in peoples and ecology of northwest Mexico and the southwestern United States. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Sonora, an Intimate Geography (University of New Mexico Press), Colonial conflict: Indians, priests and settlers in Colonial Sonora (University of New Mexico Press), and The Great Cacti: Ethnobotany and Biogeography of Columnar Cacti (University of Arizona Press). Yetman is host and co-producer of the PBS travel/adventure series In the Americas with David Yetman. His current projects include Natural Landmarks of the Southwest, and The Saguaro Cactus: a Natural History. A trail in the Tucson Mountains bears his name.
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