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Secrets of the Oak Woodlands

Secrets of the Oak Woodlands

Plants and Animals Among California's Oaks

  • Author: Kate Marianchild,Ann Meyer Maglinte
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781597142625
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 202
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Richly illustrated this book combines extensive research and years of personal experience to explore the diverse plants and animals that the oak woodlands nurture.

Oaks of California

Oaks of California

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Cachuma Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 184
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The California Naturalist Handbook

The California Naturalist Handbook

  • Author: Greg de Nevers,Deborah Stanger Edelman,Adina Merenlender
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520274806
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 261
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The California Naturalist Handbook provides a fun, science-based introduction to California’s natural history with an emphasis on observation, discovery, communication, stewardship and conservation. It is a hands-on guide to learning about the natural environment of California. Subjects covered include California natural history and geology, native plants and animals, California’s freshwater resources and ecosystems, forest and rangeland resources, conservation biology, and the effects of global warming on California’s natural communities. The Handbook also discusses how to create and use a field notebook, natural resource interpretation, citizen science, and collaborative conservation and serves as the primary text for the California Naturalist Program.

An Island Called California

An Island Called California

An Ecological Introduction to Its Natural Communities

  • Author: Elna Bakker,Gordy Slack
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520907249
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 400
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Bakker’s classic of ecological science now includes three new chapters on Southern California which make the book more useful than ever. Striking new photographs illustrate the diversity of life, climate, and geological formation.

Introduction to Earth, Soil, and Land in California

Introduction to Earth, Soil, and Land in California

  • Author: David Carle
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520258282
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 226
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This volume is an exploration of the soil in the state of California, discussing how soil ecosystems function, what lives in the soil, and an examination of various soil types -- featuring 92 color photographs and 18 maps. The author describes the relationship between humans and the land, and investigates the various uses and abuses that land in California endures -- large scale agriculture, mining, and development, as well as fires, floods, and erosion. The guide also details the history of land use in the state. Among many topics, the author has included information on: California's wildlands, farmland, cities, and landfills; California's ecological footprint on planet Earth; and the many different life forms found in soil, including bacteria, fungi, insects, and mammals.

Resilience Education

Resilience Education

  • Author: Joel H. Brown,Marianne D'Emidio-Caston,Bonnie Benard
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 9780761976264
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 105
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In this book, the authors offer a set of principles and practical applications to help educators make a difference in their students' lives.

The Crow and the Feather

The Crow and the Feather

A Tale from the Oak Woodlands of California

  • Author: Wanda Bishop,Merci Martin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780985793227
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 44
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The first picture book that introduces children to the natural world of the Oak Woodlands of California. With its humorous story and detailed illustrations, The Crow and The Feather teaches children ages four through ten about a full cast of characters (Gray Squirrel, Coyote, Screech Owl, Scrub Jay, Crow, Steller Jay, Condor, Bunch Grass, and Valley Oak). The book includes notes to parents and childhood educators for meeting Common Core Standards and making the most of its vital ecological concepts. It is written by two childhood educators and wildlife museum instructors whose mission is to entertain and engage children with the varied habitats of California.

Wild Grace

Wild Grace

Nature as a Spiritual Path

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781883991531
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 124
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Eric Alan masterfully integrates his stunning colour photography of nature with profound prose on the spiritual dimensions of nature. Dividing the book into two sections ('Sensing the Spirit' and 'Living the Spirit'), Alan draws us into the natural world as cathedral where deep lessons await us. Alan shows us through words and images nature's teachings on: No Ceilings; No Floors; Flowing; Floating; Silent Support; The Faith of Stones; Life Giving Life; Awareness; The Colour of Peace; and Perseverance. In 'Living the Spirit', he shows us how to cultivate the wisdom that comes from attuning our lives to the natural world. Meditations cover: Home; Surroundings; Religion; Sex and Intimacy; Family and Community; Exercise; Stillness; Balance; Work; Education; Money; Ownership; Food; Music; Conflict; Sleep and Dreams; and Health. Eric Alan has created a beautiful celebration of the details of the natural world, and a meditation on living mindfully within it.

The Book of Owls

The Book of Owls

  • Author: Lewis Wayne Walker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780292707887
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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A Natural History of California

A Natural History of California

Second Edition

  • Author: Allan A. Schoenherr
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520964551
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 632
  • View: 7904
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In this comprehensive and abundantly illustrated book, Allan A. Schoenherr describes the natural history of California—a state with a greater range of landforms, a greater variety of habitats, and more kinds of plants and animals than any area of equivalent size in all of North America. A Natural History of California focuses on each distinctive region, addressing its climate, rocks, soil, plants, and animals. The second edition of this classic work features updated species names and taxa, new details about parks reclassified by federal and state agencies, new stories about modern human and animal interaction, and a new epilogue on the impacts of climate change.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

  • Author: Jared Diamond
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393609294
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

A State of Change

A State of Change

Forgotten Landscapes of California

  • Author: Laura Cunningham
  • Publisher: Heyday
  • ISBN: 9781597141369
  • Category: History
  • Page: 350
  • View: 5952
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A California field biologist draws on historical ecology and extensive first-hand research to uncover regional history in the Golden State's forgotten landscapes, providing a visual testament to natural-world changes and related opportunities for conservation.

Tending the Wild

Tending the Wild

Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources

  • Author: Kat Anderson
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520248519
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 526
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Demonstrates how Native American knowledge and uses of California's natural resources can contribute to contemporary conservation efforts, exploring the land management practices that Native Americans recall from their grandparents, such as how and when areas were burned, which plants were eaten and which were used for basketry, and how plants were tended. Original.

The Magna Carta Manifesto

The Magna Carta Manifesto

Liberties and Commons for All

  • Author: Peter Linebaugh
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520260007
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
  • View: 965
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History.

Wonderments of the East Bay

Wonderments of the East Bay

  • Author: Sylvia Linsteadt,Malcolm Margolin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781597142960
  • Category: History
  • Page: 124
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Recognition of the 80th anniversary ofone of the great urban park systems in the country in a beautiful, illustrated small format gift edition

Agriscience: Fundamentals and Applications

Agriscience: Fundamentals and Applications

  • Author: L. DeVere Burton
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1133686885
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 912
  • View: 4823
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Comprehensive, yet easy to understand, AGRISCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS, Sixth Edition provides readers with an overview of the agricultural industry and the industry-based sciences. With coverage of topics such as the information age, natural resources, integrated pest management, plant sciences (including botany, crops, & ornamentals), animal science, food science, and communication and management, this introductory applied science book ensures that readers will develop a solid foundation in the basic principles and practices of agriscience. In addition to the extensive learning tools found in each chapter, the sixth edition now includes updated visual aids, glossary, and science and agricultural profiles. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Natural History of California

A Natural History of California

Second Edition

  • Author: Allan A. Schoenherr
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520964551
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 632
  • View: 3484
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In this comprehensive and abundantly illustrated book, Allan A. Schoenherr describes the natural history of California—a state with a greater range of landforms, a greater variety of habitats, and more kinds of plants and animals than any area of equivalent size in all of North America. A Natural History of California focuses on each distinctive region, addressing its climate, rocks, soil, plants, and animals. The second edition of this classic work features updated species names and taxa, new details about parks reclassified by federal and state agencies, new stories about modern human and animal interaction, and a new epilogue on the impacts of climate change.

Green Sisters

Green Sisters

  • Author: Sarah McFarland Taylor
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674027108
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
  • View: 2790
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Green sisters are environmentally active Catholic nuns working to heal the earth as they cultivate new forms of religious culture. Inviting us into their world, Taylor offers a firsthand understanding of the experiences of women whose lives bring together orthodoxy and activism, and whose lifestyle provides a compelling view of sustainable living.

California Riparian Systems

California Riparian Systems

Ecology, Conservation, and Productive Management

  • Author: Richard E. Warner,Kathleen M. Hendrix
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520050358
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 1035
  • View: 9538
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This volume presents 135 of the papers presented at the 1981 California Riparian Systems Conference. The papers address all aspects of riparian systems: habitat, wildlife, land management, land use policy planning, conservation and water resource management.

High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World

High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World

  • Author: Jordi Catalan,Josep M Ninot,M. Mercè Aniz
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319559826
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 413
  • View: 8795
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This book provides case studies and general views of the main processes involved in the ecosystem shifts occurring in the high mountains and analyses the implications for nature conservation. Case studies from the Pyrenees are preponderant, with a comprehensive set of mountain ranges surrounded by highly populated lowland areas also being considered. The introductory and closing chapters will summarise the main challenges that nature conservation may face in mountain areas under the environmental shifting conditions. Further chapters put forward approaches from environmental geography, functional ecology, biogeography, and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Organisms from microbes to large carnivores, and ecosystems from lakes to forest will be considered. This interdisciplinary book will appeal to researchers in mountain ecosystems, students and nature professionals. This book is open access under a CC BY license.