Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region

Mendocino to Monterey
Author: Linda H. Beidleman,Eugene N. Kozloff
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520958233
Category: Science
Page: 512
View: 5675
This is the definitive botanic guide to the wetlands, woodlands, coastlines, hills, and valleys of the beautiful and diverse San Francisco Bay Region. For this extensively revised and redesigned third edition of Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region, the identification keys have been thoroughly updated to include 21 new families, 155 new species, and approximately 330 changes in the scientific names, ensuring that this popular book will continue to be the most comprehensive and authoritative identification guide to the region’s native and introduced plants. • Easy-to-use keys describe more than 2,000 species of wild flowers, trees, shrubs, ferns, and weeds. • Hundreds of line drawings and color photographs support accurate identification. • Plants are identified by both common and scientific names, making this guide an essential resource for amateur naturalists, students, and professionals.

Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region

Author: Glenn Keator
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520230057
Category: Nature
Page: 251
View: 3129
This is an introduction to the native and naturalized trees of the Bay Area, which for this book extends roughly from Mendocino to Monterey and inland to Mt. Diablo.

Plants of Western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

Author: Eugene N. Kozloff
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881927244
Category: Nature
Page: 512
View: 3481
A great resource for botanists, native plant enthusiasts, ecologists, conservationists, and amateur naturalists who desire a comprehensive, up-to-date, and well-illustrated book for the identification of plants of the Pacific Northwest. This is the definitive guide to the rich and varied plant life of the region, from the ocean shore to the crest of the Cascades, from British Columbia south through the Klamath Mountains of southwestern Oregon and the Siskiyous in northwestern California. Its botanical coverage is complete, including plants native to the region as well as those that have been introduced and become naturalized. More than 2500 species are fully described, with user-friendly keys and more than 700 color photographs and 350 line drawings to facilitate successful identification.

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: 3388
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.

Ferns and Fern Allies of California

Author: Steve J. Grillos
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520005198
Category: Nature
Page: 104
View: 1120
00 This book describes all ferns commonly found in California. Species accounts for eighty-six ferns have been included. In addition to a brief introduction, sections are devoted to the life cycle of a typical fern, a key to the fern families, a glossary of terns, and a list of suggested references. This book describes all ferns commonly found in California. Species accounts for eighty-six ferns have been included. In addition to a brief introduction, sections are devoted to the life cycle of a typical fern, a key to the fern families, a glossary of terns, and a list of suggested references.

Illustrated Field Guide to Selected Rare Plants of Northern California

Author: Gary Nakamura,Julie Kierstead Nelson
Publisher: UCANR Publications
ISBN: 9781879906457
Category: Nature
Page: 370
View: 2527
"This guide provides description and photographs of 149 rare or endangered plants found in 10 counties in Northern California. Each description is accompanied by a photo of the mature plant (where available), a photo of the plant in its native habitat, a line art illustration of the plant showing diagnostic features, and a map showing the quadrangles where the plant has been found."--NHBS Encironment Bookstore.

The Trees of San Francisco

Author: Michael Sullivan
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899977448
Category: Nature
Page: 192
View: 2616
Trees of San Francisco introduces readers to the rich variety of trees that thrive in San Francisco's unique conditions. San Francisco's cool Mediterranean climate has made it home to interesting and unusual trees from all over the world - trees as colorful and exotic as the city itself. This new guide combines engaging descriptions of sixty-five different trees with color photos that reflect the visual appeal of San Francisco. Each page covers a different tree, with several paragraphs of interesting text accompanied by one or two photos. Each entry for a tree also lists locations where "landmark" specimens of the tree can be found. Interspersed throughout the book are sidebar stories of general interest related to San Francisco's trees. Trees of San Francisco also includes a dozen tree tours that will link landmark trees and local attractions in interesting San Francisco neighborhoods such as the Castro, Pacific Heights and the Mission - walks that will appeal to tourists as well as Bay Area natives.

San Francisco Bay Area Native Plants

Author: Lesley Parillo
ISBN: 9781329352452
Category: Reference
Page: 112
View: 1662
Your guide to native plants of the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Coast regions.

Flora of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California

A Manual of the Vascular Plants
Author: John H. Thomas
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804718622
Category: Nature
Page: 444
View: 5782
The Santa Cruz Mountains, an area covering almost 1,400 square miles from San Francisco southward to the Monterey County line, are a part of the Coast Range of Central California. The Mountains and the adjacent lowlands have a rich vascular flora, and about 1,800 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and hybrids of ferns, conifers, and flowering plants, distributed among 168 families, have been reported from the region. This comprehensive flora, the first of the area, is designed for use by both the serious beginner and the trained botanist. The flora is illustrated by 250 line drawing and ten photographs. In addition, there is a map of the Santa Cruz Mountains area and a stratigraphic profile of the rock formations. The stratigraphic profile and a section on geology have been contributed by Dr. Earl E. Brabb of the United States Geological Survey. Distributional notes, keys to families, genera, and species, pertinent synonymy, a glossary of technical terms, an index of place names, and common0name and scientific-name indexes form the body of the text. The Introduction contains a description of the geography of the Santa Cruz Mountains and adjacent lowlands, seconds on the geology and climate, a brief discussion and analysis of the vegetation and floristic affinities of the area, and a history of past botanical collecting. A selected list of references has been appended to allow the interested individual to pursue his studies further.

Wildflowers of the San Francisco Bay Area

A Guide to Common & Notable Species
Author: Steven Hartman
Publisher: Quick Reference Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781936913633
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
View: 9890
People exploring nature in the greater San Francisco Bay Area can use this handyphotographic field guide to identify annual and perennial (non-shrubby) native wildflower species. The flowers in the guideare grouped by color to make identification as easy as possible, and the accompanying textindicates size, bloom period, and other characteristics of each plant. The guides six double-sidedpanels fold up into a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket yet sturdy enough to stand upunder repeated use. Lamination has also made the guide waterproof. The plants identified in Wildflowers of the Bay Areagrow in a largeregion that includes the valleys, mountains, and coastal plains of10 counties including San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano,Napa, Sonoma and Marin.

Wildflowers of Northern California's Wine Country & North Coast Ranges

A Photographic Guide to Native Plants of Marin, Sonoma, Napa & Mendocino Counties
Author: Reny Parker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780979043000
Category: Wild flowers
Page: 265
View: 2383
"A photographic guide to wildflowers of four of the west coast's most beautiful counties: Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino. Includes 542 full color images of the native plants of this area, the familiar as well as the shy beauties that must be sought out. Discover 358 species, 83 plant families, of wildflowers. Easy to use: grouped by color, close up photos for identification. Learn bloom times, habitats, garden tips, native uses, natural history, 33 wildflower hot spots with maps." --Amazon

Marin Flora

Manual of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Marin County, California
Author: John Thomas Howell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520005785
Category: Botany
Page: 366
View: 4999

Applications of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry

A Practical Guide, Third Edition
Author: Eugene R. Weiner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439853339
Category: Science
Page: 618
View: 6206
Professionals and students who come from disciplines other than chemistry need a concise yet reliable guide that explains key concepts in environmental chemistry, from the fundamental science to the necessary calculations for applying them. Updated and reorganized, Applications of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry: A Practical Guide, Third Edition provides the essential background for understanding and solving the most frequent environmental chemistry problems. Diverse and self-contained chapters offer a centralized and easily navigable framework for finding useful data tables that are ordinarily scattered throughout the literature. Worked examples provide step-by-step details for frequently used calculations, drawing on case histories from real-world environmental applications. Chapters also offer tools for calculating quick estimates of important quantities and practice problems that apply the principles to different conditions. This practical guide provides an ideal basis for self-study, as well as short courses involving the movement and fate of contaminants in the environment. In addition to extensive reorganization and updating, the Third Edition includes a new chapter, Nutrients and Odors: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sulfur, two new appendices, Solubility of Slightly Soluble Metal Salts and Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in this Book, and new material and case studies on remediation, stormwater management, algae growth and treatment, odor control, and radioisotopes.

Indian Baskets of Central California

Art, Culture, and History : Native American Basketry from San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay North to Mendocino and East to the Sierras
Author: Ralph C. Shanks,Lisa Woo Shanks
Publisher: Costano Books
ISBN: 9780930268183
Category: Art
Page: 176
View: 3380
This book provides the most complete study of the exquisite Native American basketry from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay region north to Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino and eastward across the Sacramento Valley to the crest of the Sierras. Nearly 200 full color photographs and drawings illustrate the rare, fine California Indian baskets from great museums and private collections in the United States and Europe. The vast majority of these baskets are illustrated for the first time.


Mariposa Lilies & Their Relatives
Author: Mary E. Gerritsen,Ron Parsons
Publisher: Timber Pr
ISBN: 9780881928440
Category: Gardening
Page: 232
View: 2230
With their graceful stance, brilliant colors, and intricate markings, members of the North American genus Calochortus are among the most dazzling bulbous plants in the world. Yet their mostly undeserved reputation for being difficult to grow has kept them from being known and appreciated by the vast majority of gardeners. By presenting detailed history, distribution, habitat, and observations on cultivation for each species, Mary Gerritsen and Ron Parsons aim to raise awareness of these gems of the American West and to bring them into wider horticultural use. The superb photographs, most taken in situ, vividly illustrate the remarkable variation within the genus and sometimes even within species.

Field Guide to Grasses of California

Author: James P. Smith,Kathy Simpson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520275675
Category: Nature
Page: 448
View: 4304
This alphabetical guide covers common native and naturalized grasses of California and features over 180 color illustrations to aid identification.

Wildflowers of California's North Coast Range

A Photographic Guide to Plants from the Golden Gate to Oregon State
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780979043024
Page: N.A
View: 4339

The Landscaping Ideas of Jays

A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden
Author: Judith Larner Lowry
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520249569
Category: Gardening
Page: 280
View: 6479
This volume "celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home". Organized by season, the author offers guidance on how to plan a garden with birds, plants, and insects in mind; how to shape it with trees and shrubs, paths and trails, ponds, and other features; and how to cultivate, maintain, and harvest seeds and food from a diverse array of native annuals and perennials. She demonstrates to gardeners in California how to boost native plant diversity while attracting wildlife and conserving water.