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The nature of California : an introduction to familiar plants, animals & outstanding natural attractions

Author: James Kavanagh; Raymond Leung
Publisher: Phoenix, AZ : Waterford Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd ed. ]
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This volume is an illustrated guide that highlights more than 370 common and unique plants and animals and 85 of California's outstanding natural attractions. A world unto itself, California encompasses an environment as rich and diverse as any on earth. Deserts, mountain ranges, wetlands, woodlands and 1,100 miles of coastline provide habitats for over 580 bird species, 200 mammals, 130 reptiles and amphibians, 60  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Kavanagh; Raymond Leung
ISBN: 1583553010 9781583553015
OCLC Number: 70883677
Notes: Previous eds. (c1994, c1997) edited by Kavanagh.
Description: 175 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
How to use this book --
Evolution --
Mammals --
Birds --
Reptiles & amphibians --
Fishes --
Seashore Life --
Tree & Shrubs --
Wildflowers --
Natural attractions & sanctuaries --
Species checklist --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by James Kavanagh ; illustrations by Raymond Leung ; introduction by James C. Rettie.
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