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National Audubon Society field guide to California

Author: Peter Alden; National Audubon Society.; et al
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Identifies one thousand types of California's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
National Audubon Society field guide to California.
New York : Knopf, 1998
(OCoLC)767557182
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Alden; National Audubon Society.; et al
ISBN: 0679446788 9780679446781
OCLC Number: 37696258
Notes: "A Chanticleer Press edition"--Facing t.p.
Includes index.
Description: 447 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Overview --
Natural highlights --
Topography and geology --
Topography --
Ocean and coastal topography --
Tectonic origins --
Wind and water --
Effects of glaciers --
Fossils --
Minerals and natural resources --
Rocks --
Habitats --
Sierra Nevada habitats --
Habitats of other mountains --
Coastal and island habitats --
Deserts --
Grasslands of the central valley --
Coniferous forests --
Chaparral and coastal scrub --
Foothill oak woodlands --
Urban and suburban areas --
Rivers, lakes, and wetlands --
Conservation and ecology --
Early effects of humans --
Environmental threats and safeguards --
Introduced species --
Endangered species --
Weather --
Seasons --
Typical clouds --
Night sky --
Our solar system --
Stars and deep-sky objects --
Sky maps : Winter --
Sky maps : Spring --
Sky maps : Summer --
Sky maps : Fall --
pt. 2. Flora and fauna --
How to use the flora and fauna section --
Flora --
Mushrooms --
Algae --
Lichens --
Spore plants --
Ferns --
Trees and shrubs --
Conifers --
Broadleaf trees and shrubs --
Large broadleaf trees --
Small broadleaf trees and shrubs --
Leaf shapes and flower types --
Wildflowers --
Invertebrates --
Marine invertebrates --
Freshwater and land invertebrates --
Spiders and kin --
Insects --
Vertebrates --
Fishes --
Saltwater fishes --
Freshwater fishes --
Amphibians --
Reptiles --
Birds --
Mammals --
pt. 3. Parks and preserves --
Northern Pacific coast and coast ranges --
Central coast --
Southwest --
Cascades and Modoc Plateau --
Central valley --
Sierra Nevada, White Mountains, and great basin --
Colorado and Mojave deserts.
Other Titles: Field guide to California
Responsibility: Peter C. Alden ... [et al.].
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Identifies one thousand types of California's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests.

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