Introduction to the Plant Life of Southern California

Coast to Foothills
Author: Philip W. Rundel,Robert J. Gustafson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520241991
Category: Nature
Page: 316
View: 1262
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 the Geology of Southern California and Its Native Plants

Author: Clarence A. Hall Jr.
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520933265
Category: Science
Page: 512
View: 4522
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 Plant Life

Revised Edition
Author: Robert Ornduff,Phyllis M. Faber,Todd Keeler Wolf
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520237049
Category: History
Page: 341
View: 9932
"Packed with new information, this revised guide will delight both the well informed and the novice." —Peter Raven, Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Introduction to Birds of the Southern California Coast

Author: Joan Easton Lentz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520243217
Category: History
Page: 316
View: 9864
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,Sterling C. Keeley
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520245660
Category: History
Page: 322
View: 8771
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.

Flowering plants

the Santa Monica Mountains, coastal & chaparral regions of Southern California
Author: Nancy Dale
Publisher: Capra Pr
Category: Nature
Page: 239
View: 2738

California Plant Families

West of the Sierran Crest and Deserts
Author: Glenn Keator
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520259246
Category: Nature
Page: 215
View: 2190
This volume enables readers to identify California's native and naturalized plants by learning to recognize plant families. The heart of the book contains user-friendly keys and descriptions of seventy major families prominent in California's natural environment.

A Flora of Southern California

Author: Philip Alexander Munz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520021464
Category: History
Page: 1086
View: 7306
This book includes descriptions of more than 4,000 species, of which more than 600 are illustrated with line drawings. The bulk of the work is devoted to the systematic treatment of vascular plants, which are grouped alphabetically by family, genus, and species. There are keys for the identification of all taxa.

Trees and Shrubs of California

Author: John D. Stuart,John O. Sawyer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520935292
Category: Nature
Page: 479
View: 6690
California's varied landscape is characterized by a spectacular abundance of plant life, including a magnificent variety of trees and shrubs. This is the first book to combine the trees and shrubs of California in one accessible field guide. Trees and Shrubs of California identifies and describes native California tree species and most common shrub species. The text is complemented by more than 200 beautiful line drawings, 300 range maps, and 40 color photographs. In their introduction, the authors discuss the dominant vegetation types, climates, principal landforms, and elevations of California's ecological regions. They explain the classification system and nomenclature used in the book, which includes both scientific and common plant names and is based on the 1993 edition of The Jepson Manual. The authors also provide a step-by-step explanation of how to use the dichotomous keys to identify plants and distinguish between trees and shrubs. This user-friendly field guide minimizes technical terms and includes a checklist, making it an invaluable resource on California's profuse vegetation.

Southern California Nature Guide

Author: Erin McCloskey
Publisher: Lone Pine International
ISBN: 9789768200556
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 4237
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.

Natural History of the Islands of California

Author: Allan A. Schoenherr,C. Robert Feldmeth,Michael J. Emerson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520239180
Category: History
Page: 491
View: 4481
"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

Roadside Plants of Southern California

Author: Thomas J. Belzer
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
Category: Nature
Page: 158
View: 3397
"Belzer devised this guide for the person who enjoys the outdoors and wishes to know more about the native plants of Southern California but may not have much botanical training. It serves that purpose nicely. Belzer's striking color photos and concise pl

Birds of Southern California

Author: Kimball Garrett,Jon Lloyd Dunn,Brian E. Small
Publisher: R.W. Morse Company
ISBN: 9780964081086
Category: Bird watching
Page: 506
View: 1775
This pocket-sized guide features over 550 stunniing color photographs of the birds of Southern California along with their descriptions, voice, behavior, and where and when to find each species. Local bird habitats are described as well as the basics of observing and identifying birds.

An Introduction to California Plant Life

Author: Robert Ornduff
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520027350
Category: Botany
Page: 152
View: 7389
"The unique plant and biological communities in California make it a marvel on world scale, and a continuing source of interest and delight. This fine revised volume provides an introduction that should allow all Californians to understand better the special features of the place where they live. Packed with new information, this revised guide will delight both the well informed and the novice."--Peter Raven, Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Introduction to California's Beaches and Coast

Author: Gary B. Griggs
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780520262904
Category: Nature
Page: 313
View: 7115
From sunny beaches where thousands escape the summer's heat to wild and isolated rocky cliffs, California boasts one of the most spectacular and diverse shorelines in the world. Accompanied by numerous color photographs, diagrams, and maps, this guide explains why California's Pacific Coast looks and works the way it does. Gary Griggs explores the dynamic forces that have created beaches and the coastline through lively discussions of tectonics, the formation of waves, rain and wind, changing climates and sea levels, human impacts, and coastal erosion. An enlightening read for coastal residents, beach goers, travelers, or anyone who wants to know more about California's famous shoreline, the guide answers such questions as: Where does all that sand come from? Why does California experience an almost endless summer? Can we harness the energy of waves? How fast does the coastline erode? What lies just off shore beneath the waves?

Southern California Mountains Wildflowers

A Field Guide to Wildflowers above 5,000 Feet: San Bernardino, San Gabriel, and San Jacinto Ranges
Author: Pam Mackay,Timothy Thomas
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493019228
Category: Nature
Page: 336
View: 5693
Southern California Mountains Wildflowers presents 380 plant species of the diverse southern California Mountains, including dominant species and plants most likely noticed. With information about distinguishing less common species from those that are more widespread, this guide is sure to please botanists and more serious plant enthusiasts. Including many of the rare plants that make each mountain range unique, especially those endemic to the Big Bear region, a world-famous “biodiversity hotspot,” this is a must-have for any wildflower lover. Look inside to find: Detailed yet user-friendly descriptions and full-color photos of 380 wildflowers, trees, shrubs, and ferns Information on flowering season and interesting facts about each plant Natural history information for southern California mountains, including geography, geology, and climate Discussion of plant adaptations to higher elevations Information on conservation and threats to mountain plants Early botanical explorers of southern California mountains How native mountain plants were used by Native Americans Plants arranged by color and family A glossary of botanical terms

The Food Explorer

The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
Author: Daniel Stone
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101990589
Category: Botanists
Page: 416
View: 2801
David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater. Fairchild's finds weren't just limited to food: From Egypt he sent back a variety of cotton that revolutionised an industry, and via Japan he introduced the cherry blossom tree, forever brightening America's capital. Along the way, he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. Through him, America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created.

Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains

Author: Robert L. Allen,Fred M. Roberts (Jr.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984000715
Category: Nature
Page: 500
View: 7089
Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains includes Orange County, Santa Ana Mountains, Whittier-Puente-Chino Hills, Prado Basin, Temescal Valley, Elsinore Basin, Santa Rosa Plateau, San Mateo Canyon wilderness area, and San Onofre State Beach. This publication is a novice-friendly, technically accurate guide to wildflowers of cismontane southern California. Tailored to Orange Country and adjacent portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego Counties. it will prove a useful tool to identify and learn plant families, genera, and species in the Golden State.

Southern California Food Plants

Wild Edibles of the Valleys, Foothills, Coast, and Beyond
Author: Charles W. Kane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780977133383
Category: Nature
Page: 52
View: 3128
Providing coverage for 50 important regional wild edibles, this title contains specific details on their collection, preparation, and utilization. Both range and habitat are discussed assisting in identification. Included are 100 county-by-county maps and nearly 100 color photographs. English, Spanish and scientific names are given as well as a concise listing of medicinal uses. Cautions list look-alike plants and toxicity concerns. Special notes include useful extras and important tidbits. Original.