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California Natural History Guides #62: Trees and Shrubs of California

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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.

Synopsis:

"Finally a guide to the woody plants of wildland California! The easy-to-follow vegetative keys, revealing drawings, crisp color photos, and handy range maps combine to make this a beautiful, reader-friendly resource to the novice and the expert alike. Each species has a page of text, including notes on habitat, morphology, and economic importance."--Michael Barbour, editor of "California's Changing Landscapes"<P>"I love this book. It is warmly welcome as a guide for California's avid public, a public that includes natural history lovers, conservationists, consultants, agencies, and public and private land managers. It is useful, useable, packed with accurate information, and cannot help but assist us in the difficult job of preserving our natural heritage."--Jake Sigg, President, California Native Plant Society

Synopsis:

"Finally a guide to the woody plants of wildland California! The easy-to-follow vegetative keys, revealing drawings, crisp color photos, and handy range maps combine to make this a beautiful, reader-friendly resource to the novice and the expert alike. Each species has a page of text, including notes on habitat, morphology, and economic importance."—Michael Barbour, editor of California's Changing Landscapes

"I love this book. It is warmly welcome as a guide for California's avid public, a public that includes natural history lovers, conservationists, consultants, agencies, and public and private land managers. It is useful, useable, packed with accurate information, and cannot help but assist us in the difficult job of preserving our natural heritage."—Jake Sigg, President, California Native Plant Society

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

About the Author

John D. Stuart is Professor of Forestry at Humboldt State University. John O. Sawyer is Professor of Botany at Humboldt State University and coauthor, with T. Keeler-Wolf, of A Manual of California Vegetation (1995), among other books. Andrea J. Pickart is an ecologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Table of Contents

List of Plates

Preface

Introduction

How the Book Is Organized

Classification

Nomenclature

How to Use the Book to Identify Trees and Shrubs

Californias Forests and Woodlands

CONIFERS

Key to Genera

Descriptions of Genera and Species

BROADLEAVED TREES AND SHRUBS

Key to Groups

Key to Genera

Descriptions of Genera and Species

Appendix A: Genera Grouped by Distinctive Morphological Features

Conifers

Broadleaved Trees and Shrubs

Appendix B: Checklist of Trees and Shrubs

Gnetophytes

Conifers

Broadleaved Trees and Shrubs

Glossary

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520221109
Other:
Stuart, John D.
Author:
Pickart, Andrea J.
Illustrator:
Stuart, John D.
Author:
Stuart, John D.
Author:
Sawyer, John O.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley, CA
Subject:
California
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Shrubs
Subject:
Trees & Forests
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Trees -- California.
Subject:
Shrubs -- California.
Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Nature Studies-Trees
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
California Natural History Guides (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. PHS 99-1150-462
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 color illustrations, 207 line illustr
Pages:
479
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.75 x 1.13 in 17 oz

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"Synopsis" by , "Finally a guide to the woody plants of wildland California! The easy-to-follow vegetative keys, revealing drawings, crisp color photos, and handy range maps combine to make this a beautiful, reader-friendly resource to the novice and the expert alike. Each species has a page of text, including notes on habitat, morphology, and economic importance."--Michael Barbour, editor of "California's Changing Landscapes"<P>"I love this book. It is warmly welcome as a guide for California's avid public, a public that includes natural history lovers, conservationists, consultants, agencies, and public and private land managers. It is useful, useable, packed with accurate information, and cannot help but assist us in the difficult job of preserving our natural heritage."--Jake Sigg, President, California Native Plant Society
"Synopsis" by ,
"Finally a guide to the woody plants of wildland California! The easy-to-follow vegetative keys, revealing drawings, crisp color photos, and handy range maps combine to make this a beautiful, reader-friendly resource to the novice and the expert alike. Each species has a page of text, including notes on habitat, morphology, and economic importance."—Michael Barbour, editor of California's Changing Landscapes

"I love this book. It is warmly welcome as a guide for California's avid public, a public that includes natural history lovers, conservationists, consultants, agencies, and public and private land managers. It is useful, useable, packed with accurate information, and cannot help but assist us in the difficult job of preserving our natural heritage."—Jake Sigg, President, California Native Plant Society

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