A Natural History of California

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University of California Press, Dec 16, 1992 - Nature - 772 pages
In this comprehensive and abundantly illustrated book, Allan Schoenherr describes a state with a greater range of landforms, a greater variety of habitats, and more kinds of plants and animals than any area of equivalent size in all of North America. A Natural History of California will familiarize the reader with the climate, rocks, soil, plants and animals in each distinctive region of the state.
 

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Great book if you want to learn about California, well organized, interesting, and highly informative.

Contents

Californias Natural Regions
1
Basic Ecology
18
Basic Geology
48
Sierra Nevada
69
Mountaintops
167
Pacific Northwest Mountains
228
Coast Ranges
261
Cismontane Southern California
313
Californias Deserts
406
The Great Central Valley
516
Inland Waters
553
The Coastline
627
Epilogue
725
Selected References
727
Index
737
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Allan A. Schoenherr, Professor of Ecology at Fullerton College, has written numerous natural history articles. He is also a photographer and has hiked and camped throughout California.

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