Introduction to California Plant Life
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/24/2003
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Preface from the 1974 Edition|
|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|
|Art Credits and Additional Captions|
|Index of Plant Names|