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: History
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

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 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.

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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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 Chaparral


Author: Ronald D. Quinn,Sterling C. Keeley
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520245660
Category: History
Page: 322
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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.

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.

City of quartz

Ausgrabungen der Zukunft in Los Angeles
Author: Mike Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783935936378
Category:
Page: 421
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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).

Die Parabel vom Sämann

Roman
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641179564
Category: Fiction
Page: 295
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Immerwährender Wandel Kalifornien im Jahre 2025: Die Regierung ist handlungsunfähig, der Bundesstaat leidet unter Wasserarmut. Wer es sich leisten kann, lebt hinter dicken Mauern zum Schutz vor den kriminellen Banden, die ohne Gnade rauben, vergewaltigen und morden. In dieser Welt wächst die fünfzehnjährige Lauren Olamina als Tochter eines Baptistenpriesters auf. Sie ist hyperempathisch – sie fühlt die Schmerzen anderer am eigenen Leib. Als ihre kleine Gemeinde angegriffen und zerstört wird, macht sie sich auf eine gefährliche Reise nach Norden, um ihren Platz in dieser Welt zu finden ...

Der große Trip

Tausend Meilen durch die Wildnis zu mir selbst
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Publisher: Kailash Verlag
ISBN: 3641046025
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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EAT, PRAY, LOVE meets Hape Kerkeling Gerade 26 geworden, hat Cheryl Strayed das Gefühl, alles verloren zu haben. Drogen und Männer trösten sie über den Tod ihrer Mutter und das Scheitern ihrer Ehe hinweg. Als ihr ein Outdoor-Führer über den Pacific Crest Trail in die Hände fällt, trifft sie die folgenreichste Entscheidung ihres Lebens: mehr als tausend Meilen zu wandern. Die berührende Geschichte einer Selbstfindung – voller Witz, Weisheit und Intensität, mit einer respektlosen Heldin, die man lieben muss.

Arm und reich

die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften
Author: Jared M. Diamond
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596149674
Category: Kontinent - Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Umweltfaktor - Vor- und Frühgeschichte
Page: 550
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Biosystematik


Author: Guillaume Lecointre,Hervé Le Guyader
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540299793
Category: Science
Page: 696
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Wussten Sie, dass Sie mit einem Röhrling näher verwandt sind als mit einem Gänseblümchen oder Vögel den Krokodilen näher sind als Eidechsen? In den letzten 30 Jahren sind die Methoden der Klassifikation des Lebens völlig neu überdacht worden. Das Resultat stellt die bisherige Einteilung der mehr als 2 Millionen bekannten Arten auf den Kopf. Das Buch hilft, die organismische Vielfalt zu bewältigen, indem wesentliche Einteilungs- und Ordnungskriterien vorgestellt und bedeutende stammesgeschichtliche Entwicklungslinien diskutiert werden.

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.

California's Wild Gardens

A Guide to Favorite Botanical Sites
Author: Phyllis M. Faber
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520240315
Category: Nature
Page: 236
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An introduction to California's botanical diversity showcases the splendid abundance of California's native plants in their natural settings, looking at more than one hundred unique sites throughout the state, along with their distinctive ecology and rare and common flora. Original.