Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula / Edition 1

Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula / Edition 1

by Jules Evens
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520254678

ISBN-13: 9780520254671

Pub. Date: 07/08/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

" In the past 40 years an amazing amount of data has been accumulated and analyzed on all aspects of the natural history of Point Reyes. Jules Evens has taken the difficult job of tackling an almost impossibly complicated subject and has succeeded masterfully. Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula provides an overview of not just the peninsula,

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" In the past 40 years an amazing amount of data has been accumulated and analyzed on all aspects of the natural history of Point Reyes. Jules Evens has taken the difficult job of tackling an almost impossibly complicated subject and has succeeded masterfully. Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula provides an overview of not just the peninsula, but also adjacent land and ocean habitats, as well as thoughtful insights gleaned from research. The overwhelming draw to this area is observing some part of its natural history, and this book provides an intelligent summary of past and present knowledge."—Bob Stewart, former Naturalist in Residence for the Point Reyes National Seashore and author of Butterflies of Arizona: A Photographic Guide

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520254671
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/08/2008
Series:
California Natural History Guides Series
Edition description:
First Edition, Fully Revised and Expanded Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,319,935
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.92(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents


Prologue     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Climate: Cycles of the Seasons     1
Geology: Substrate and Soils     35
Plant Communities: An Overlay of Influences     61
Marine Invertebrates, Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles: From Ocean's Edge to Serpent's Lair     111
Birds: The Sky People     151
Land Mammals: Aplodontia to Zapus     203
Marine Mammals: Survivors of the Harvest     241
Epilogue     277
Coda     279
Rare Plants of the Point Reyes Peninsula by Habitat     281
Threatened, Rare, and Endangered Fauna of Point Reyes National Seashore     285
Common Point Reyes Butterflies Checklist     287
Point Reyes Birds Checklist     291
Point Reyes Mammals Checklist     305
Notes     309
References     311
Art Credits     337
Index     339

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