California's Wild Gardens: A Guide to Favorite Botanical Sites

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Phyllis M. Faber
University of California Press, 2005 - Nature - 236 pages
California's Wild Gardens showcases the splendid abundance of California's native plants in their natural settings--from foggy rain forests and rolling grasslands to high alpine meadows and parched deserts. The book offers a close-up look at more than one hundred special sites in the state, highlighting their distinctive ecology, the rare and unique plants found in them, and some of their more familiar botanical treasures. With its spectacular color photographs and lively writing by some of California's best biologists and ecologists, California's Wild Gardens is the perfect introduction to the state's remarkable botanical diversity. Like the best travel guides, it will inspire its readers to further explore California's natural heritage. In addition to illuminating California's botanical bounty, this book discusses threats facing the state's flora and describes protection efforts now under way. California's Wild Gardens showcases the splendid abundance of California's native plants in their natural settings--from foggy rain forests and rolling grasslands to high alpine meadows and parched deserts. The book offers a close-up look at more than one hundred special sites in the state, highlighting their distinctive ecology, the rare and unique plants found in them, and some of their more familiar botanical treasures. With its spectacular color photographs and lively writing by some of California's best biologists and ecologists, California's Wild Gardens is the perfect introduction to the state's remarkable botanical diversity. Like the best travel guides, it will inspire its readers to further explore California's natural heritage. In addition to illuminating California's botanical bounty, this book discusses threats facing the state's flora and describes protection efforts now under way.
 

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Contents

Habitat Loss by Mans Activities 12 Californias
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Western Lily
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Mountains 48 Red Mountain 49 Pygmy Forest of Mendocino 50 Bear Valley 52 Boggs
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Shasta Snowwreath 63 Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Early Botanists Aboard Russian Explorer Ships 71
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Bonny Doon Sandhills 90 Fort Ord 91 Monterey Bay Dunes 92 Monterey PineCypress
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Phyllis M. Faber, General Editor of the California Natural History Guides, is coauthor of Introduction to California Plant Life (revised edition, California, 2003), and coeditor of the new revised editions of Introduction to California Mountain Wildflowers (California, 2003), Introduction to Shore Wildflowers of California, Oregon, and Washington (California, 2003), Introduction to California Spring Wildflowers of the Foothills, Valleys and Coast (California, 2004), and Introduction to California Desert Wildflowers, all by Philip A. Munz.

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