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A Californian S Guide To The Trees Among Us

Author: Matt Ritter
Publisher: Heyday Books
ISBN: 9781597141475
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We bring the strength and beauty of the natural world into our urban landscapes by planting trees, and California is blessed with a rich horticultural history, visible in an abundance of cultivated trees that enrich our lives with extraordinary color, bizarre shapes, unusual textures, and unexpected aromas. A Californian's Guide to the Trees among Us features over 150 of California's most commonly grown trees. Whether native or cultivated, these are the trees that muffle noise, create wildlife habitats, mitigate pollution, conserve energy, and make urban living healthier and more peaceful. Used as a field guide or read with pleasure for the liveliness of the prose, this book will allow readers to learn the stories behind the trees that shade our parks, grace our yards, and line our streets. Rich in photographs and illustrations, overflowing with anecdote and information, A Californian's Guide to the Trees among Us opens our eyes to a world of beauty just outside our front doors.

Trees And Shrubs Of California

Author: John D. Stuart
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520935292
Size: 72.61 MB
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California's varied landscape is characterized by a spectacular abundance of plant life, including a magnificent variety of trees and shrubs. This is the first book to combine the trees and shrubs of California in one accessible field guide. Trees and Shrubs of California identifies and describes native California tree species and most common shrub species. The text is complemented by more than 200 beautiful line drawings, 300 range maps, and 40 color photographs. In their introduction, the authors discuss the dominant vegetation types, climates, principal landforms, and elevations of California's ecological regions. They explain the classification system and nomenclature used in the book, which includes both scientific and common plant names and is based on the 1993 edition of The Jepson Manual. The authors also provide a step-by-step explanation of how to use the dichotomous keys to identify plants and distinguish between trees and shrubs. This user-friendly field guide minimizes technical terms and includes a checklist, making it an invaluable resource on California's profuse vegetation.

A Californian S Guide To The Birds Among Us

Author: Charles Hood
Publisher: Heyday Books
ISBN: 9781597143837
Size: 31.18 MB
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This lively and even quotable guidebook will introduce you to California's most easily seen bird species as found in a mix of urban, suburban, and traditionally natural habitats: the birds that you'll find in your own neighborhood. Full-color photographs and clear descriptions make identification easy, while entertaining anecdotes shed light on birds' fascinating behaviors. Impressively detailed, A Californian's Guide to the Birds among Us includes: 120 entries for California's most common birds, More than 400 full-color photographs, Advice for beginning birders, including gear recommendations, Surprising facts and trivia, Resources for further reading, Comprehensive index, Accessible to the novice and sure to enlighten even experienced birders, this guide will inspire you to notice nature more closely and find joy in interacting with the astounding diversity of avian life in California. Book jacket.

Trees Of The California Landscape

Author: Charles R. Hatch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520251243
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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.

Pacific Coast Tree Finder

Author: Tom Watts
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0912550279
Size: 28.93 MB
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The classic key to identifying native trees of the Pacific Coast, updated to reflect changes in the names of trees since publication of the first edition. Identifies native trees, and some widely introduced or naturalized species, of the Pacific Coast region, from British Columbia to Baja California. In this edition, Latin names of trees that grow in California conform to the University of California's 1993 Jepson Manual, and more recent name changes. From the Finders series of pocket guides to native plants and animals of the U.S. and Canada; like all plant guides in the series, this book uses a dichotomous key format for accurate identification.

California Plants

Author: Matt Ritter
Publisher: Pacific Street Publishing
ISBN: 9780999896006
Size: 42.98 MB
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California Plants is an essential resource for outdoor enthusiasts. With his vibrant photographs and lively writing, Matt Ritter takes the reader on a journey through the Golden State's iconic landscapes and abundant plant life. This definitive guide features more than 500 species, along with detailed descriptions, fascinating natural history stories, and handy tree and wildflower color identification charts.

National Audubon Society Field Guide To California

Author: Peter Alden
Publisher: National Audubon Society Regio
ISBN:
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Identifies one thousand types of California's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

California Gardener S Guide

Author: Bruce Asakawa
Publisher:
ISBN: 1930604475
Size: 32.18 MB
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Each of the 169 specially selected plants featured in this book is showcased in glorious full color. Valuable information on planting, caring, and protection is included for each plant and a map designates each plant's preferred growing zones.

The Trees Of San Francisco

Author: Michael Sullivan
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899977448
Size: 60.59 MB
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Trees of San Francisco introduces readers to the rich variety of trees that thrive in San Francisco's unique conditions. San Francisco's cool Mediterranean climate has made it home to interesting and unusual trees from all over the world - trees as colorful and exotic as the city itself. This new guide combines engaging descriptions of sixty-five different trees with color photos that reflect the visual appeal of San Francisco. Each page covers a different tree, with several paragraphs of interesting text accompanied by one or two photos. Each entry for a tree also lists locations where "landmark" specimens of the tree can be found. Interspersed throughout the book are sidebar stories of general interest related to San Francisco's trees. Trees of San Francisco also includes a dozen tree tours that will link landmark trees and local attractions in interesting San Francisco neighborhoods such as the Castro, Pacific Heights and the Mission - walks that will appeal to tourists as well as Bay Area natives.