A Natural History of California: Second Edition by Allan A. SchoenherrA Natural History of California: Second Edition by Allan A. Schoenherr

A Natural History of California: Second Edition

byAllan A. Schoenherr

Paperback | July 3, 2017

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In this comprehensive and abundantly illustrated book, Allan A. Schoenherr describes the natural history of California—a state with a greater range of landforms, a greater variety of habitats, and more kinds of plants and animals than any area of equivalent size in all of North America.A Natural History of Californiafocuses on each distinctive region, addressing its climate, rocks, soil, plants, and animals.

The second edition of this classic work features updated species names and taxa, new details about parks reclassified by federal and state agencies, new stories about modern human and animal interaction, and a new epilogue on the impacts of climate change.
Allan A. Schoenherris Professor Emeritus at Fullerton College, where for decades he taught courses on ecology, zoology, and the natural history of California. He also taught ecology and natural history courses at the University of California, Irvine; California State University at Fullerton; and the Semester at Sea program. He is the c...
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Title:A Natural History of California: Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:632 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.5 inPublished:July 3, 2017Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520290372

ISBN - 13:9780520290372

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction

1 • CALIFORNIA'S NATURAL REGIONS
2 • BASIC ECOLOGY
3 • BASIC GEOLOGY
4 • SIERRA NEVADA
5 • MOUNTAINTOPS
6 • PACIFIC NORTHWEST
7 • COAST RANGES
8 • CISMONTANE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: MAINLAND AND ISLANDS
9 • CALIFORNIA'S DESERTS
10 • THE GREAT CENTRAL VALLEY
11 • INLAND WATERS AND ESTUARIES

Epilogue
Noteworthy Publications
Index