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
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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 California Plant Life

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

An Introduction to California Plant Life


Author: Robert Ornduff
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520027350
Category: Botany
Page: 152
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"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 Earth, Soil, and Land in California


Author: David Carle
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520258282
Category: Nature
Page: 226
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This volume is an exploration of the soil in the state of California, discussing how soil ecosystems function, what lives in the soil, and an examination of various soil types -- featuring 92 color photographs and 18 maps. The author describes the relationship between humans and the land, and investigates the various uses and abuses that land in California endures -- large scale agriculture, mining, and development, as well as fires, floods, and erosion. The guide also details the history of land use in the state. Among many topics, the author has included information on: California's wildlands, farmland, cities, and landfills; California's ecological footprint on planet Earth; and the many different life forms found in soil, including bacteria, fungi, insects, and mammals.

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
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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.

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
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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 the Natural History of Southern California


Author: Edmund Carroll Jaeger,Arthur Clayton Smith
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520032453
Category: Natural
Page: 104
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Introduction to Shore Wildflowers of California, Oregon, and Washington


Author: Philip Alexander Munz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520236387
Category: Nature
Page: 234
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The diverse coastal habitats of the Pacific Coast include sandy beaches and dunes, salt- and freshwater marshes, coastal prairies and bluffs, riparian woodlands, and coniferous forests. This guide, first published nearly forty years ago, has introduced thousands to the wildflowers and other plants that grow along the coastline, including native and introduced species of wildflowers, common trees, and shrubs. Now thoroughly updated and revised, it is the ideal field guide to pack for a day at the seashore anywhere in California or the Pacific Northwest.--From publisher description.

Introduction to Seashore Life of the San Francisco Bay Region and the Coast of Northern California


Author: N.A
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Introduction to Seashore Life of the San Francisco Bay Region and the Coast of Northern California


Author: Joel Walker Hedgpeth
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520005440
Category: Nature
Page: 136
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00 This book treats a representative selection of all the varieties of shorelife that occur along the California coast from Monterey Bay north to the Oregon border. This book treats a representative selection of all the varieties of shorelife that occur along the California coast from Monterey Bay north to the Oregon border.

Trees and Shrubs of California


Author: John D. Stuart,John O. Sawyer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520935292
Category: Nature
Page: 479
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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.

Introduction to California Spring Wildflowers


Author: Philip Alexander Munz,Dianne Lake,Phyllis M. Faber
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520236349
Category: History
Page: 291
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The perfect wildflower identification guide for a walk in the foothills and valleys or near the coast. An excellent companion to Munz's wildflower books for the mountains, shore, and desert.

Introduction to California Mountain Wildflowers

Revised Edition
Author: Philip A. Munz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520236378
Category: History
Page: 247
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The perfect wildflower book to pack for a day in the Coast Ranges, the Sierra Nevada, and the southern end of the Cascade Range (including Lassen Peak and Mount Shasta).

Introduction to California Desert Wildflowers


Author: Philip Alexander Munz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520236325
Category: History
Page: 235
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Spring in the desert provides some of the most spectacular wildflowers shows in California, making this the perfect wildflower book to pack for a day in the Mojave or Colorado Deserts.

Changing Plant Life of La Frontera

Observations on Vegetation in the United States/Mexico Borderlands
Author: Grady Linder Webster,Conrad J. Bahre
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826322395
Category: Nature
Page: 260
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Presenting the work of a group of biologists, environmentalists, and climatologists from the U.S. and Mexico, this volume focuses on historic cross-border changes in vegetation stemming from disparate land-use practices in the U.S./Mexico border region, a 100 km strip on either side of the international boundary. Approaches include fire histories, pollen studies, repeat aerial and ground photographic analyses, botanical surveys, biogeography, and paleoecology, among others.

Survival Skills of Native California


Author: Paul Douglas Campbell
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9780879059217
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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A comprehensive examination of the wisdom and practical arts of California's native population offers step-by-step instructions for utilizing ancient knowledge, such as tool building, fire-making, hunting, fishing, and much more. Original.

Des Lebens ganze Fülle

eine Liebeserklärung an die Wunder der Natur
Author: Edward O. Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548600314
Category:
Page: 399
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The Global Casino: An Introduction to Environmental Issues, Fourth Edition

An Introduction to Environmental Issues
Author: Nick Middleton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444169823
Category: Science
Page: 512
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he Global Casino is a compelling introduction to environmental issues which links the physical environment to its political, social and economic contexts. Case studies from around the globe are used to illustrate key environmental issues, from global warming and deforestation to natural hazards and soil erosion. The book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, including human actions and emphasises the potential for solutions. In line with contemporary international trends, emphasis is placed on the critical concept of sustainable development. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with the introduction of new illustrative material and up-to-the-minute case studies on topics such as endangered deep-sea species, the global uptake of unleaded petrol, geothermal energy in Iceland, genocide in Rwanda and the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Particularly useful features for students include points for discussion at the end of each chapter as well as a comprehensive glossary. The lists of key readings and websites, again linked specifically to the content of each chapter, have been fully updated and expanded. The Global Casino is the essential course companion for students of the environment, geography, earth sciences and development studies.

Introduction to California Chaparral


Author: Ronald D. Quinn,Dr. Sterling Keeley
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 052093900X
Category: Nature
Page: 344
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The characteristic look of California Chaparral—a soft bluish-green blanket of vegetation gently covering the hills—is known to millions who have seen it as the backdrop in movies and television productions. This complex ecological community of plants and animals is not just a feature of the hills around Hollywood, but is a quintessential part of the entire California landscape. It is a highly resilient community adapted to life with recurring fires and droughts. Written for a wide audience, this concise, engaging, and beautifully illustrated book describes an ancient and exquisitely balanced environment home to wondrous organisms: Fire Beetles that mate only on burning branches, lizards that shoot blood from their eyes when threatened, Kangaroo Rats that never drink water, and seeds that germinate only after a fire, even if that means waiting in the soil for a 100 years or more. Useful both as a field guide and an introductory overview of the ecology of chaparral, it also provides a better understanding of how we might live in harmony, safety, and appreciation of this unique ecological community. * Identifies chaparral’s common plants, animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects * Features 79 color illustrations, 56 black-and-white photographs, and 3 maps * Examines the role of humans and fire in chaparral, covering the placement and design of homes, landscaping, and public policy

Joshua Tree National Park


Author: Joseph W. Zarki
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467132810
Category: History
Page: 128
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Human use of Joshua Tree National Park may extend as far back in time as 10,000 years. From the early Pinto Culture to modern tribes, native peoples have lived and hunted here for centuries. Indian trails helped guide Spanish, Mexican, and American explorers who gradually revealed the desert's secrets, leading to an influx of cattlemen, miners, and homesteaders between 1860 and 1930. As rugged as the desert itself, the area's pioneer history featured cattle rustlers, claim jumpers, and occasional gunfights. Grit, determination, and a fierce independence marked the lives of these early settlers, and the mines, ranches, and cabins they left behind hold many unforgettable stories. During the 1920s, Minerva Hamilton Hoyt found a unique beauty in the desert's sweeping vistas, and she worked tirelessly for the Joshua Tree area's preservation within the National Park System. Success came in 1936 when Pres. Franklin Roosevelt created Joshua Tree National Monument. With the Desert Protection Act, Joshua Tree was designated a national park in 1994.