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Trees and Shrubs of California

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ISBN-10: 0520221109

ISBN-13: 9780520221109

Edition: 2001

Authors: John D. Stuart, John O. Sawyer, Andrea J. Pickart

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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 Californiaidentifies 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 ofThe 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.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 479
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Plates
Preface
Introduction
How the Book Is Organized
Classification
Nomenclature
How to Use the Book to Identify Trees and Shrubs
California's Forests and Woodland?
Conifers
Key to Genera
Descriptions of Genera and Specie?
Broadleaved Trees and Shrubs
Key to Groups
Key to Genera
Descriptions of Genera and Specie?
Genera Grouped by Distinctive Morphological Features
Conifers
Broadleaved Trees and Shrub?
Checklist of Trees and Shrubs
Gnetophytes
Conifers
Broadleaved Trees and Shrub?
Glossary
References
Index