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The California deserts : an ecological rediscovery

Author: Bruce M Pavlik
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the remarkable diversity of life in this harsh yet fragile quarter of the Golden State. This book illuminates how that diversity, created by drought and heat, has evolved with climate change  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce M Pavlik
ISBN: 9780520251458 0520251458 9780520251403 0520251407
OCLC Number: 144570931
Description: xii, 365 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : The lost basket --
Rediscovery. Coming to explore ; Coming to conquer ; Coming to understand ; Coming to cherish --
A conspiracy of extremes. Geography of a bioregion ; Climate ; Geology ; Soils ; Waters --
Operation and origins. Ecosystem operations in the desert bioregion ; Origins of the desert bioregion --
Remarkable biota. Biological diversity : the richness of species ; Evolving with drought --
Greater than the sum of the parts. Great Basin communities ; Mojave communities ; Sonoran communities --
The future of this arid bioregion. Current threats ; Ecological remedies ; Weaving a new basket.
Responsibility: Bruce M. Pavlik.
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"Through the eloquent and skillful interweaving of cultural, scientific, and natural history themes, Pavlik and University of California Press have set a new standard for books on the ecology of Read more...

 
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