Introduction to California Desert Wildflowers / Edition 2 by Philip A. Munz | 9780520236318 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Introduction to California Desert Wildflowers / Edition 2

Introduction to California Desert Wildflowers / Edition 2

by Philip A. Munz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520236319

ISBN-13: 9780520236318

Pub. Date: 03/29/2004

Publisher: University of California Press

Some of the most spectacular and famous spring wildflower displays in California occur in the state's deserts. In fact, California's deserts support a surprisingly rich diversity of plants and animals year-round, making them a rewarding destination for outdoor enthusiasts as well as professional naturalists. First published forty years ago, this popular field guide

Overview

Some of the most spectacular and famous spring wildflower displays in California occur in the state's deserts. In fact, California's deserts support a surprisingly rich diversity of plants and animals year-round, making them a rewarding destination for outdoor enthusiasts as well as professional naturalists. First published forty years ago, this popular field guide has never been superseded as a guide to the wildflowers in these botanically rich areas. Easy-to-use, portable, and comprehensive, it has now been thoroughly updated and revised throughout, making it the perfect guide to take along on excursions into the Mojave and Colorado Deserts.

* Includes 220 new color photographs and 123 detailed drawings

* Now identifies more than 240 wildflowers in informative, engaging species accounts

* Covers such popular destinations as Death Valley, Palm Springs, and Joshua Tree National Park

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520236318
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/29/2004
Series:
California Natural History Guides Series, #74
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface to the New Edition--Phyllis M. Faber

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Introduction to Desert Plant Communities

Map of Desert Regions

Ferns and Fern Allies

Reddish Flowers: Rose to Purplish Red or Brown

Whitish Flowers: White to Pale Cream or Pale Pink or Greenish

Bluish Flowers: Blue to Violet

Yellowish Flowers: Yellow to Orange

Glossary

Art Credits

Index

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