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Northwest California : a natural history

Author: John O Sawyer
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Northwestern California is mainly known for its majestic redwood forests and incomparable coastline, but there is much more in its rich biota and scenery. The forests are part of the most diverse temperate coniferous forest in the world. Rugged mountains, numerous lakes, wilderness areas, and wild rivers attract outdoor enthusiasts and geologists came here to refine the theory of plate tectonics. Distilling a vast  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sawyer, John O., 1939-
Northwest California.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005034485
(OCoLC)62342799
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John O Sawyer
ISBN: 9780520928367 0520928369 1601295219 9781601295217
OCLC Number: 76812956
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 247 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Preface --
Prologue --
The Klamath: land of mountains and canyons --
The North Coast: land of towering trees --
High and low: looking for patterns in vegetations --
Beyond the ancient meeting ground --
Regimes of fire --
Agents of change --
The status of Northwest California today --
Northwest California's biology future.
Responsibility: John O. Sawyer.
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Suitable for those who want to explore the biological and geographical richness of northwestern California, this book describes the famous forests and varied landscapes of the region. It illustrates  Read more...

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