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California Natural History Guides #69: Introduction to California Plant Life

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Publisher Comments:

Californiaand#8217;s unique plants range in size from the stately Coast Redwoods to the minute belly plants of the southern deserts and in age from the four-thousand year-old Bristlecone Pines to ephemeral annuals whose life span can be counted in weeks. Available at last in a thoroughly updated and revised edition, this popular book is the only concise overview of the stateand#8217;s remarkable flora, its plant communities, and the environmental factors that shape them.

* 188 color photographs illustrate plants and typical plant communities around the state

* New chapters give expanded discussions of the evolution of the California landscape, recent changes in California's flora, and more

* Introduces basic concepts of plant taxonomy and plant ecology through clear examples and covers topics such as soil, climate, and geography

Synopsis:

A small, illustrated, introductory, science-based description of California's flora and vegetation. The book provides an overview of California's plant and habitat diversity, and introduces basic concepts of plant taxonomy and plant ecology through the use of appropriate and interesting examples.

Synopsis:

"Packed with new information, this revised guide will delight both the well informed and the novice." and#151;Peter Raven, Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden

About the Author

Robert Ornduff (1932-2000) served as Director of the University and Jepson Herbaria, Director of the University Botanical Garden, and Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Phyllis M. Faber is General Editor of the California Natural History Guides. Todd Keeler-Wolf is Senior Vegetation Ecologist, California Department of Fish and Game.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520237025
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
General
Author:
Keeler, Todd
Author:
Gaede, Peter
Author:
Faber, Phyllis
Author:
Faber, Phyllis M.
Author:
Wolf, Todd
Author:
Ornduff, Robert
Author:
Wolf, Todd Keeler
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Plant ecophysiology.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Plants -- California.
Subject:
Plant ecophysiology - California
Subject:
Botany-General
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Series:
California Natural History Guides
Series Volume:
69
Publication Date:
20030724
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
197 color illustrations, 9 line illustra
Pages:
357
Dimensions:
7.25 x 4.5 x 1 in 1.02 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Botany

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Product details 357 pages University of California Press - English 9780520237025 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A small, illustrated, introductory, science-based description of California's flora and vegetation. The book provides an overview of California's plant and habitat diversity, and introduces basic concepts of plant taxonomy and plant ecology through the use of appropriate and interesting examples.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Packed with new information, this revised guide will delight both the well informed and the novice." and#151;Peter Raven, Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden
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