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* Describes more than 750 of the species most likely to be encountered with more than 500 new color photographs and 218 detailed black-and-white drawings
* Includes engaging and accessible introductory sections on Sierra Nevada topography, climate, geological history, and human history
* The compact, updated species accounts make identification easy, provide informative remarks on ecology and life history, and note which species are threatened or endangered
Plant and Animal Distribution
The Changing Landscape
Ownership and Management in the Sierra
Good Conduct in the Sierra
Posted November 30, 2012
I asked a highly respected person and quite knowledgeable in birds (a regular speaker for the Annual Snow Goose Festival, held each year end of January) for his top two choices for bird reference books. This California Natural History Guide as well as The Law's Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada , by John Muir Laws came highly recommended. Anyone who lives in the Sierra Nevadas or just has an interest in ALL types of wildlife: flora and fauna, will find these books a necessity for ones personal library. Also, there are many photos to help with identification. Both paper back books are easy enough to carry while hiking.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 10, 2009
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This book provides a comprehensive view of the most common flora and fauna found throughout the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Its organization and depth of study is first-rate. Color plates give the reader a sense of the grandeur of the mountain range, while black-and-white drawings and photographs are detailed enough for interested people to do field study while camping, hiking or skiing.
This book is considered a classic in its genre, and can give even novice naturalists a broad overview of the Sierra Nevada, one of the most majestic, yet accessible, wilderness regions in the world.