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California Natural History Guides #74: Introduction to California Desert Wildflowers

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Some of the most spectacular and famous spring wildflower displays in California occur in the state's deserts. In fact, California's deserts support a surprisingly rich diversity of plants and animals year-round, making them a rewarding destination for outdoor enthusiasts as well as professional naturalists. First published forty years ago, this popular field guide has never been superseded as a guide to the wildflowers in these botanically rich areas. Easy-to-use, portable, and comprehensive, it has now been thoroughly updated and revised throughout, making it the perfect guide to take along on excursions into the Mojave and Colorado Deserts.

* Includes 220 new color photographs and 123 detailed drawings

* Now identifies more than 240 wildflowers in informative, engaging species accounts

* Covers such popular destinations as Death Valley, Palm Springs, and Joshua Tree National Park

Synopsis:

"This is an historic book, popular for 40 years and many people's first introduction to the study of California desert wildflowers. The combination of both line drawings and color photographs with a popularized but accurate and informative text is as effective as ever. Everyone interested in the subject will want a copy."and#151;Emil Morhardt, author of California Desert Flowers

About the Author

Philip A. Munz (1892-1974), of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden, was Professor of Botany at Pomona College, serving as Dean for three years. Diane L. Renshaw is a Consulting Ecologist. Phyllis M. Faber is General Editor of the California Natural History Guides.

Table of Contents

Editorand#8217;s Preface to the New Editionand#151;Phyllis M. Faber

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Introduction to Desert Plant Communities

Map of Desert Regions

Ferns and Fern Allies

Reddish Flowers: Rose to Purplish Red or Brown

Whitish Flowers: White to Pale Cream or Pale Pink or Greenish

Bluish Flowers: Blue to Violet

Yellowish Flowers: Yellow to Orange

Glossary

Art Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520236325
Author:
Munz, Philip A.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Editor:
Renshaw, Diane
Author:
Renshaw, Diane L.
Author:
Renshaw, Diane
Author:
Faber, Phyllis M.
Author:
Burroughs, Carrie
Author:
Elsbernd, Karen
Author:
Ornduff, Robert
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Wild flowers
Subject:
Desert plants
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Wild flowers -- California.
Subject:
Desert plants -- California.
Subject:
Plants - Flowers
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Nature Studies-Wild Flowers General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Series:
California Natural History Guides
Series Volume:
74
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
226 color photographs, 1 map, 111 line d
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
7.38x4.88x.77 in. .82 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Flora of California
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Wild Flowers General

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"This is an historic book, popular for 40 years and many people's first introduction to the study of California desert wildflowers. The combination of both line drawings and color photographs with a popularized but accurate and informative text is as effective as ever. Everyone interested in the subject will want a copy."and#151;Emil Morhardt, author of California Desert Flowers
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