The Jepson Desert Manual

Vascular Plants of Southeastern California

Author: Bruce G. Baldwin,Jepson Herbarium

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520227750

Category: Science

Page: 624

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"This impressive, streamlined new field guide to plants of California deserts is based on The Jepson Manual and is truly a handbook to be carried in the field. It offers new introductory discussions, many new illustrations, revised user-friendly keys, updated distribution information, flowering times. . . and handsome color photos of many species. This marvelous book demonstrates that our deserts are not barren wastes but treasure houses filled with an abundance of floristic riches."--Robert Ornduff, author of Introduction to California Plant Life "This is a marvelously useful guide to the plants of California's deserts, clearly-written and well-organized. An invaluable companion to those who delight in the unusual and beautiful plants of these scenic areas."--Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden "This much-needed volume incorporates new information about the status and range of many California desert plants. This book will facilitate access to information about our deserts, and will lead to increased respect and attention to them. We warmly welcome it."--Jake Sigg, President, California Native Plant Society

A Natural History of the Mojave Desert

Author: Lawrence R. Walker,Frederick H. Landau

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816532621

Category: Nature

Page: 344

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Invites readers to explore the smallest and most unique southwestern desert, the beautiful Mojave--Provided by publisher.

Anza-Borrego Desert Region

A Guide to State Park and Adjacent Areas of the Western Colorado Desert

Author: Diana Lindsay,Lowell Lindsay

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899975909

Category: Travel

Page: 306

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Now in its expanded 5th edition, The Anza-Borrego Desert Region offers complete coverage of the over 1 million acres of desert lands, including Anza-Borrego State Park, Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (OWSVRA), parts of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, and adjacent BLM recreational and wilderness lands.

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

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"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

Wild Earth

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biodiversity conservation

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The Digital Jepson Manual

Vascular Plants of California

Author: Bruce G. Baldwin,Douglas Goldman,David J Keil,Robert Patterson,Thomas J. Rosatti

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520952898

Category: Science

Page: 1600

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The second edition of The Jepson Manual thoroughly updates this acclaimed work, the single most comprehensive resource on California's amazingly diverse flora. This work integrates the latest science, the results of intensive fieldwork, institutional collaboration, and the efforts of hundreds of contributing authors into an essential reference on California's native and naturalized vascular plants. For the first time, the University of California Press is offering this resource as an e-book. The Digital Jepson Manual provides an unparalleled new level of interactivity, portability, and convenience. Extensive linking and e-book–friendly illustrations make it easier for users to learn about plant characteristics and identify the native and naturalized plants of California—all in a format ideally suited for use in the field. Using readily available e-book readers, field researchers, students, and enthusiasts can click on links to rapidly navigate through keys to families, genera, species, and subspecies or varieties. Specific features of The Digital Jepson Manual include the following: —Keys link forward and backward to other taxonomic levels. —Plate references in taxonomic treatments link to plates for rapid reference. —Plate captions link to taxonomic treatments. —Individual taxon figures appear next to species descriptions, and full plates are gathered in a special section. —Glossary terms link to any relevant illustrations. —List of families links each family to its taxonomic treatment. —Index is fully linked to taxonomic treatments. Optimal devices: iPad, Kindle Fire (but only after conversion) Will also work on: Computers, Barnes and Noble Nook, Kindle (after conversion)

River and Desert Plants of the Grand Canyon

Author: Kristin Huisinga,Lori Makarick,Kate Watters

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 261

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The Grand Canyon's isolation, great elevational range, and position at the convergence of three North American deserts--the Mojave, Sonoran, and Great Basin--have created unique habitats for an unusual assemblage of plants. Some grow only at seeps and springs, others emerge from cracks in the bedrock, and some live only in the Grand Canyon--for example, Roaring Springs prickly poppy and Grand Canyon flaveria. River and Desert Plants of the Grand Canyon, the first comprehensive field guide devoted to plants that live below the canyon rims, is bursting with beautiful color photographs and detailed line drawings of more than 250 ferns, grasses, forbs, shrubs, and trees. Narratives organized by life form and common family name describe each plant and its natural history, and thumbnail photographs arranged by flower color and shape offer a key for easy identification. Essays by contributing experts explore such topics as Grand Canyon ecology, desert-plant adaptations, biological soil crusts, plant pollination, invasive species, and domesticated plants of the canyon's indigenous people.

Death Valley and the Northern Mojave

A Visitor's Guide

Author: William C. Tweed,Lauren Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 196

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"Fully illustrated (245 photos) color travel guide to Death Valley National Park and surrounding region known as the Northern Mojave, includes maps, index, bibliography, interpretive chapters."

VIGIL

Designing for Long Term Awareness

Author: Richard Gavin Knowles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 224

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Terrain

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Environmentalism

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The Transformation

Author: Juliana Spahr

Publisher: Atelos Press

ISBN: 9781891190261

Category: Poetry

Page: 223

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Spahr's latest is a fascinating poetic memoir along the lines of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, charting the personal and political transformation that is at the root of books like Spahr's tender, blistering This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (2005). A prose work in nine parts (plus bibliographical afterword), the book covers the years 1997-2001, when Spahr's primary relationship expanded to include a third partner (forming what she, with wry, Stein-like splendor, refers to as a they); she entered the academic job market (with complicated results); and the excesses of the Clinton-Bush era transformed into the nightmare of 9/11. As the book unfolds, the three partners struggle to define their relationship to each other and, more awkwardly, to other people. Spahr's university job on an island in the Pacific enmeshes the three in the island's fraught race politics; they're on sabbatical in Brooklyn when 9/11 happens. Spahr, who has written about Stein, adapts Stein's repetitive, pronominally elusive style, but where Stein gossips and drops names, Spahr fugues and protects the innocent. That approach piques the desire for dish, and it keeps the focus on the anxieties, excitements and sly, trenchant analyses that the three experience and produce together. The result is a book as unique as it is beautiful.

NHS Factivities

Facts and Activity News from the Natural History Survey

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

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Choice

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Best books

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