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A state of change : forgotten landscapes of California

Author: Laura Cunningham
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Heyday, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Vernal pools, protected lagoons, grassy hills rich in bunchgrasses and, where the San Francisco Bay is today, ancient bison and mammoths roaming a vast grassland. Through the use of historical ecology, Laura Cunningham walks through these forgotten landscapes to uncover secrets about the past, explore what our future will hold, and experience the ever-changing landscape of California. Combining the skill of an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Cunningham
ISBN: 9781597141369 1597141364 9781597143066 1597143065
OCLC Number: 630457281
Description: 350 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Golden bear --
Mysteries of time and climate --
Shoreline stories --
The inland marshes : living locally --
River world --
California grasslands --
The oak : a lifetime that spans centuries --
Fire : red-hot cycles of renewal --
Where deer and antelope played : cycles you can see --
Great herds : elk and bison --
Top predators : interactions --
Giants in the sky : condors --
First fish : salmon.
Responsibility: Laura Cunningham.

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Its hard to imagine Californias landscape before European explorers arrived and recorded what they saw. Laura Cunninghams research goes well beyond that and her art brings that landscape to life once  Read more...

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Through A State of Change, readers are given the pure pleasure of wandering through these wondrous and seemingly exotic scenes of Old California and understanding the possibilities for both change and conservation in our present-day landscape. 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