A California Bestiary
This volume examines a sampling of the various animals that are unique to the ecosystems within the state of California. The authors touch on the differing challenges that have faced the species over time, from overhunting to encroaching human development, and detail how some species have been able to adapt and rebound while others numbers continue to dwindle. Presented in the tradition of illuminated medieval manuscripts, this work presents 12 literary and visual portraits of fauna native to California, from the extinct (California grizzly), to the emblematic (California condor), the ubiquitous (California ground squirrel), and the preciously obscure (mission blue butterfly).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nanajlove - LibraryThing
A quick and informative look at the various flora and fauna that are unique to the ecosystems within the state of California. The authors touch on the differing challenges that have faced the species ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dk_phoenix - LibraryThing
A short, fascinating book that reads like the bestiaries of old! Solnit & Caron were inspired by medieval bestiaries, and wanted to re-create that sense of wonder about various animals from each of ... Read full review