Introduction to California Plant Life / Edition 2

Introduction to California Plant Life / Edition 2

by Robert Ornduff, Phyllis Faber, Robert Oruduff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520237048

ISBN-13: 9780520237049

Pub. Date: 07/24/2003

Publisher: University of California Press

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 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…  See more details below

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520237049
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/24/2003
Series:
California Natural History Guides Series, #69
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
357
Sales rank:
443,495
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface from the 1974 Edition
Introduction
1The California Flora2
2California's Topography, Climate, and Soils40
3Physical and Biological Influences on Plants68
4Variation or Ecotypes of Plant Species96
5Introduction to California Vegetation110
6Vegetation Types in Cismontane California150
7Vegetation Types in Montane and Transmontane California198
8Evolution of the California Flora228
9Early Plant Exploration and Botany in California246
10Recent Changes in California's Flora270
Glossary297
Supplemental Reading301
References303
Art Credits and Additional Captions315
Index of Plant Names317
General Index331

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