Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Author: Michael Barbour,Todd Keeler-Wolf,Allan A. Schoenherr

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520249554

Category: Nature

Page: 712

View: 8427


"This completely new edition of Terrestrial Vegetation of California clearly documents the extraordinary complexity and richness of the plant communities and of the state and the forces that shape them. This volume is a storehouse of information of value to anyone concerned with meeting the challenge of understanding, managing or conserving these unique plant communities under the growing threats of climate change, biological invasions and development."—Harold Mooney, Professor of Environmental Biology, Stanford University "The plants of California are under threat like never before. Traditional pressures of development and invasive species have been joined by a newly-recognized threat: human-caused climate change. It is essential that we thoroughly understand current plant community dynamics in order to have a hope of conserving them. This book represents an important, well-timed advance in knowledge of the vegetation of this diverse state and is an essential resource for professionals, students, and the general public alike."—Brent Mishler, Director of the University & Jepson Herbaria and Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Trees of the California Landscape

A Photographic Manual of Native and Ornamental Trees

Author: Charles R. Hatch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520251243

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 6965


An abundantly illustrated and essential resource for gardeners, homeowners, landscape design professionals, and anyone interested in California's abundant flora provides valuable information about native and ornamental species of trees, their habitat, and their sustainable needs.

A Natural History of California

Second Edition

Author: Allan A. Schoenherr

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520290372

Category: Nature

Page: 632

View: 7193


In this comprehensive and abundantly illustrated book, Allan A. Schoenherr describes the natural history of California—a state with a greater range of landforms, a greater variety of habitats, and more kinds of plants and animals than any area of equivalent size in all of North America. A Natural History of California focuses on each distinctive region, addressing its climate, rocks, soil, plants, and animals. The second edition of this classic work features updated species names and taxa, new details about parks reclassified by federal and state agencies, new stories about modern human and animal interaction, and a new epilogue on the impacts of climate change.

Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region

Mendocino to Monterey

Author: Linda H. Beidleman,Eugene N. Kozloff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520278593

Category: Nature

Page: 455

View: 909


""Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region is a user-friendly guide with excellent photographs that fills an important need in the botanical community locally. A good guide for students and beginning nature lovers, though even sophisticated plant enthusiasts will consult it for its easy style and useful photos."--Frank Almeda, California Academy of Sciences

Living among the Oaks: A Management Guide for Landowners and Managers

Author: D. Mccreary

Publisher: University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

ISBN: 1601076657

Category: Nature

Page: 16

View: 8965


The oak tree is a symbol of all that is solid and reliable, but without proper care and stewardship an oak can be just as fragile as any part of a rangeland ecosystem. Learn how to keep your oak trees healthy so they can benefit generations to come.

The California Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to Sources of Current Information and Action, with Selected Background Material

Author: Thaddeus C. Trzyna,Ted Trzyna,Julie Didion

Publisher: California Inst of Public

ISBN: 9781880028087

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9380


Centres of Plant Diversity: The Americas

Author: Stephen D. Davis

Publisher: World Conservation Union


Category: Nature

Page: 578

View: 9862


In Rio de Janeiro in June 1992 a new International Convention on the Conservation of Biological Diversity was signed whereby each country accepts a responsibility to safe guard its own natural diversity and to cooperate internationally. The Centres of Plant Diversity project has involved over 400 botanists, conservationists and resource managers worldwide, together with over 100 collaborating institutions and organizations, and has been co-ordinated by the IUCN Plant Conservation Office at Kew, UK. A standard format has been adopted for each of the regional overviews and data sheets.

Desertification in Developed Countries

International Symposium and Workshop on Desertification in Developed Countries: Why can’t We Control It?

Author: David A. Mouat,Charles F. Hutchinson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400916353

Category: Science

Page: 364

View: 9677


Desertification has re-emerged as a topic of global significance as a consequence of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. When first addressed over a generation ago, attention was drawn to the compelling, spectacular images of sand dunes engulfing farmlands and parched cattle dying around wells. Research tended to focus on these events as unusual phenomena that involved the unfortunate collision of climate and `irrational' land use. Since then, the work of many researchers has shown us that desertification is a multifaceted problem that involves climatic, biogeochemical, political, and socio-economic processes that operate more or less continuously but at rates that vary in time and space. No attempts to arrest or reverse desertification that ignore this complexity are likely to succeed. In a single volume, `Desertification in Developed Countries' describes the multiple dimensions of desertification as well as the novel approaches that have been used to address it within the economies of developed countries. This is done from the perspectives and experiences of the numerous authors who have contributed to this book.