Introduction To The Plant Life Of Southern California

Author: Philip W. Rundel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520241991
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CNHG: This is an introduction to the plant communities of the Southern California coastal areas and foothills, including color photos of 250 species and additional color habitat photos.

Introduction To Birds Of The Southern California Coast

Author: Joan Easton Lentz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520243217
Size: 53.69 MB
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This easy-to-use handbook is a must for anyone who wants to leave behind Southern California's noisy freeways and crowded beaches in search of the wild places where birds can be found. A perfect companion for excursions from San Luis Obispo County to the Mexican border, it is designed to familiarize birdwatchers, hikers, naturalists, residents, and travelers with the appearance and behavior of 120 of the most common coastal birds. 120 color plates.

Introduction To California Chaparral

Author: Ronald D. Quinn
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520245660
Size: 27.43 MB
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This book will introduce general readers to the plants and animals associated with chaparral and review for biologists and land managers its natural history, ecology, and management challenges.

Natural History Of The Islands Of California

Author: Allan A. Schoenherr
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520239180
Size: 39.43 MB
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"This is a rich slice of information about California's islands —and so complete that it includes the less-well-known Farallon and San Francisco Bay islands. The authors' well-chosen language, style, approach, organization, and illustrations combine to carry one along like a raft passenger on a fast-moving river. I highly recommend it."—Michael G. Barbour, author of California's Changing Landscapes "Rich in biological fact and historical anecdote, this book takes us into worlds that are made dynamic by geological, evolutionary, and human events. It shows how lively and eventful California's natural landscapes really are."—Peter Steinhart, author of The Company of Wolves "This book is the best source easily available to those interested in the California islands' natural history. It gives a good overview for beginning students and the uninitiated, and enough details for more advanced audiences."—Lyndal Laughrin, Director, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, University of California

Edible And Useful Plants Of California

Author: Charlotte Bringle Clarke
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520905801
Size: 73.74 MB
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Both American Indians and the pioneers knew and used many different plant species-for food, fibers, medicine, tools, and other purposes. This unique book is a guide to identifying more than 220 such plants. But it goes much further-it also tells the reader how to prepare, cook, and otherwise use them. Some of the dishes for which recipes are given have won culinary prizes. All have been tested not only by the author but also by her students and by journalists-who have been uniformity surprised and impressed. The plants are organized by habitat communities. Description, photos, drawings, and distribution information are given. Where poisonous look-alikes exist, they too are illustrated. Much fascinating information about Indian uses of native and introduced species is included. The author emphasizes conservation considerations; the aim of the book is to educate the reader about intriguing uses of the plants, and to tell how to gather and use the most palatable and abundant species without damaging the environment.

Southern California Nature Guide

Author: Erin McCloskey
Publisher: Lone Pine International
ISBN: 9789768200556
Size: 80.48 MB
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This volume is a guide to aid in identifying animals and plants found in Southern California. Each species is portrayed by an accurate hand-drawn color illustration. Accompanying text presents the common and scientific names of the species, descriptions of size and other identifying characteristics, natural history and fascinating facts, and where you can expect to find that species. The book is organized by color-coded categories: mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, fish, invertebrates, trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses and ferns. The author has included a full-color quick identification guide, an index and an illustrated glossary are among the features designed to enhance ease of use for the reader.

Introduction To California Plant Life

Author: Robert Ornduff
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520237049
Size: 11.71 MB
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quot;Packed with new information, this revised guide will delight both the well informed and the novice." Peter Raven, Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden

California Desert Wildflowers

Author: Philip Alexander Munz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520008991
Size: 31.21 MB
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'An important addition to any desert-traveler's library....By far the best booklet devoted to the flowers of the arid lands.' -- The Desert Magazine

Introduction To The Geology Of Southern California And Its Native Plants

Author: Clarence A. Hall Jr.
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520933265
Size: 49.55 MB
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With its active fault systems, complex landforms, and myriad natural habitats, southern California boasts a rich and dynamic geologic environment. This abundantly illustrated volume at last provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible resource for students and general readers interested in southern California's geology and native plants. Covering an extensive area, north from San Diego to Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada and east to the Mojave and Colorado deserts, its unique, comprehensive approach brings together for the first time the basic principles of geology, the story of plate tectonics, in-depth discussion of the geology of many specific locales within the region, and information on identifying southern California's native plants.

Introduction To California Birdlife

Author: Jules Evens
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520242548
Size: 33.73 MB
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An introduction to the behavior and natural history of California's birds, organized by their habitats.