Introduction to California Plant Life

ISBN-10: 0520237048

ISBN-13: 9780520237049

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

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California's unique plants range in size from the stately Coast Redwoods to the minute belly plants of the southern deserts and in age from the four-thousand year-old Bristlecone Pines to ephemeral annuals whose life span can be counted in weeks. Available at last in a thoroughly updated and revised edition, this popular book is the only concise overview of the state's remarkable flora, its plant communities, and the environmental factors that shape them. * 188 color photographs illustrate plants and typical plant communities around the state * New chapters give expanded discussions of the evolution of the California landscape, recent changes in California's flora, and more * Introduces basic concepts of plant taxonomy and plant ecology through clear examples and covers topics such as soil, climate, and geography
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List price: $23.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 357
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Preface
Preface from the 1974 Edition
Introduction
The California Flora
California's Topography, Climate, and Soils
Physical and Biological Influences on Plants
Variation or Ecotypes of Plant Species
Introduction to California Vegetation
Vegetation Types in Cismontane California
Vegetation Types in Montane and Transmontane California
Evolution of the California Flora
Early Plant Exploration and Botany in California
Recent Changes in California's Flora
Glossary
Supplemental Reading
References
Art Credits and Additional Captions
Index of Plant Names
General Index
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