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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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"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 accomplished artist with a passion for landscapes and training as a naturalist, Cunningham has spent over two decades pouring over historical accounts, paleontology findings, and archaeological data. Traveling with paintbox in hand, she tracked the remaining vestiges of semi-pristine landscape like a detective, seeking clues that revealed the California of past centuries. She traveled to other regions as well, to sketch grizzly bears, wolves, and other magnificent creatures that are gone from California landscapes. In her studio, Cunningham created paintings of vast landscapes and wildlife from the raw data she had collected, observations in the wild, and knowledge of ecological laws and processes. 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. A State of Change is as vital as it is visionary."--from publisher's description.

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