Field Guide to California Rivers

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University of California Press, Apr 30, 2012 - Nature - 352 pages
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Award-winning author, naturalist, and conservationist Tim Palmer presents the world of California rivers in this practical and inspiring field guide. Loaded with tips on where to hike, fish, canoe, kayak, and raft, it offers an interpretive approach that reveals geology, plant and wild life, hydrologic processes, and other natural phenomena. Palmer reports on conservation with a perspective from decades of personal engagement. More than 150 streams are featured, 50 riparian species are illustrated, and 180 photos show the essence of California’s rivers. Palmer brings a natural history guide, a recreation guide, and an introduction to river ecology together in one illuminating volume; it belongs in every river lover’s book collection, boat, and backpack.
 

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Contents

RIVER PROFILES
67
Appendices
291
Sources
313
Additional Captions
317
Index
319
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Tim Palmer is the author of 20 books on nature and the environment. For 35 years he has explored and written about California rivers. He’s the recipient of Friends of the River’s Mark Dubois and Peter Behr Awards, and the National Wildlife Federation’s Communicator of the Year Award.

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