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Overview


"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
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Editorial Reviews

Berkeley Daily Planet

“[Evens] is the ideal guide . . . [His] book covers Point Reyes from the ground up, literally.”
Point Reyes Light

“The author’s lyric prose includes many of his own experiences in nature, often with a refreshing sense of both discovery and wonder.”
National Garden Clubs

“Whether a visitor to the peninsula or an armchair traveler, readers will agree Evens is a fascinating storyteller, and his writings are sure to attract many to this incredible landscape.”
Choice - K. B. Sterling

“Highly recommended.”
Aptos Times - Robert Francis

“Lively and well-informed narrative.”
Placerville Mountain Democrat

“If you were to take one book to serve as an overall guide . . . in Pt. Reyes, this would be it.”
Coastviews - Bob Walch

“Informative.”
Ibis - M.G.W.

“Impressive . . . Point Reyes residents and visitors curious about the area’s natural history will surely find this splendid guide fascinating and instructive.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520254671
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 7/8/2008
  • Series: California Natural History Guides Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 735,016
  • Product dimensions: 5.08 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author


Jules G. Evens, naturalist and writer, has lived in the Point Reyes area for over 30 years. He is a long-time research associate with Avocet Research Associates, Point Reyes Bird Observatory Conservation Science, and Audubon Canyon Ranch. He is the author of Introduction to California Birdlife (UC Press) as well as many scientific papers and natural history articles.
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Table of Contents

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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