Introduction to California Soils And Plants : Serpentine, Vernal Pools, And Other Geobotanical Wonders (Paperback)

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Carnivorous pitcher plants, pygmy conifers, and the Tiburon jewel flower are just a few of California's endemic plants featured in this natural history guide. Includes 148 outstanding, accurate photos--100 in color--and selected trip itineraries for viewing the state's geobotanical wonders.


Publisher Univ of California Pr
Mfg Part# 9780520233720
SKU 31229258
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0520233727
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.25H x 4.5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Carnivorous pitcher plants, pygmy conifers, and the Tiburon jewel flower, restricted to a small patch of serpentine soil on Tiburon Peninsula in Marin County, are just a few of California's many amazing endemic plants--species that are unique to particular locales. California boasts an abundance of endemic plants precisely because it also boasts the richest geologic diversity of any place in North America, perhaps in the world. In lively prose, Arthur Kruckeberg gives a geologic travelogue of California's unusual soils and land forms and their associated plants--including serpentines, carbonate rocks, salt marshes, salt flats, and vernal pools--demonstrating along the way how geology shapes plant life. Adding a fascinating chapter to the story of California's remarkable biodiversity, this accessible book also draws our attention to the pressing need for conservation of the state's many rare and fascinating plants and habitats. *148 outstanding, accurate photographs, more than 100 incolor, illustrate California's diverse flora *Covers a wide range of locations including the Channel Islands, the Central Valley, wetlands, bristlecone pine forests, and bogs and fens *Provides selected trip itineraries for viewing the state's geobotanical wonders *Includes information on human influences on the California landscape from the early Spanish explores through the gold rush and to the present
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0280
Publisher University of California Press
Series Part 86
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