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Muir Woods, redwood refuge

Author: John Hart; Golden Gate National Park Association.
Publisher: [San Francisco : Golden Gate National Park Association], ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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John Hart unfolds the natural history of these centuries-old, towering redwoods, trees that seem to thrive on fog and fire. He reveals how this last remaining grove of redwoods so close to San Francisco survived the cutter's ax and why William Kent's woods are named for conservationist John Muir. And he examines an ancient forest that provides important habitat for spawning salmon and seldom-seen birds like the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hart; Golden Gate National Park Association.
ISBN: 0962520640 9780962520648
OCLC Number: 26477146
Description: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Responsibility: by John Hart.

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John Hart unfolds the natural history of these centuries-old, towering redwoods, trees that seem to thrive on fog and fire. He reveals how this last remaining grove of redwoods so close to San Francisco survived the cutter's ax and why William Kent's woods are named for conservationist John Muir. And he examines an ancient forest that provides important habitat for spawning salmon and seldom-seen birds like the northern spotted owl and the pileated woodpecker. The significance, history, and ecology of the majestic coast redwoods are covered and their permanent protection in this popular national park is celebrated. An added bonus is a section with tips for visitors and suggested reading.

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