Baja California Plant Field Guide


Author: Jon Paul Rebman,Norman C. Roberts,Exequiel Ezcurra

Publisher: Sunbelt Publications

ISBN: 9780916251185

Category: Nature

Page: 451

View: 1965

The Baja California Plant Field Guide is a manual to native and naturalized plants of the Baja California peninsula, Mexico. It is a useful guide for the entire Sonoran Desert and for Southern California, as over 50% of the species covered also occur in these regions. Over 715 different plants in 111 plant families are identified (most in both English and Spanish), with both scientific and common names and detailed descriptions. Many species are illustrated with color photographs. Descriptions entail plant habit and height; stem, leaf, flower, and fruit morphology; range; elevation; pollination biology; ethnobotanical uses; and discriminating comparisons with close relatives. This book is intended for everyone from the interested novice to the professional botanist.

Off-Trail Adventures in Baja California

Exploring Landscapes and Geology on Gulf Shores and Islands


Author: Markes E. Johnson

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816521301

Category: Travel

Page: 236

View: 3485

"Off-Trail Adventures in Baja California describes--and maps and illustrates--nine hikes on islands, along coastal outcrops, and other special places where geography, geology, and ecology meet in singular ways"--Provided by publisher.

A Guide to the Desert Plants of Bahia De Los Angeles, Baja California - Including Adjacent Areas and the Midriff Islands - a Non-Technical Guide to Plant Identification


Author: Norman Cole

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483490130

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 9897

This Guide to Desert Plants of Bahia de los Angeles is designed for use in the Bahia de los Angeles area, surrounding deserts, and the Midriff Islands in the Sea of Cortez. It is structured so that it can be used by anyone interested in determining the names of desert plants, and scientific terminology is kept to a minimum. For example, if you discover a plant with blue flowers, consult the blue flower section to find the plant. This Guide has 12 Sections each covering a different plant feature. Many plants will be found in more than 1 Section therefore allowing easier identification. Most plants have multiple color photos to enhance positive identification. Most plants will have obvious flowers or at least one feature that matches the classifications in the guide. Photographs throughout the book make identifying and learning about plants quick and easy. Satisfy your curiosity, and get the knowledge you need to fully appreciate the area with this easy-to-use guide.

Baja California Missions

In the Footsteps of the Padres


Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816521190

Category: Photography

Page: 166

View: 3714

Baja California Missions is a beautiful and informative book about the lovely but seldom-seen missions of Baja that remain intact today. With gorgeous photographs and useful descriptions that include both historical backgrounds and contemporary driving directions, Baja California Missions is both a photography book and a guidebook.

Baja California Adventures


Author: Froylan Tiscareño

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479729973

Category: Travel

Page: 491

View: 3381

The stories featured in Baja California Adventures take place during a span of almost sixty years of travel in the rugged, parched yet hauntingly attractive peninsula. The author kept detailed notes on most of his trips, then fleshed out this skeleton in a narrative which places the reader in the role of participant in the adventure. Thus one feels the bite of the 4WD tires into the desert sand, newly hard-packed by the moisture of a quick-moving thunderstorm. The author describes the excitement of finding Indian petroglyphs, arrowheads or clay ollas in remote canyons. Because Mr. Tiscareo is also a pilot, many of the trips included here involve mention of the special immigration rules for private fly-in tourists. Finally, there are Baja Adventures in the pine-clad granite fortress that is the Sierra de San Pedro Mrtir in the northern part of the peninsula. Here, the author joined other veteran Bajeos in hoof-and-boot or horse-assisted explorations. In short, this book should be inspiration to those readers who want to visit Baja California, particularly the less tourist-trod destinations. Arm-chair travelers will derive vicarious pleasure without the effort of going there themselves.

Eye of the Whale

Epic Passage from Baja to Siberia


Author: Dick Russell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684866080

Category: Nature

Page: 688

View: 2523

Chronicles the existence of the gray whale, exploring its history and migration, the people who have devoted their lives to studying it, the native peoples who continue to hunt it, and the controversies surrounding this enormous mammal.

Total Tripping


Author: Carl Lahser

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490744495

Category: Poetry

Page: 364

View: 3157

Total Tripping: FMexico is just one of the collections that spans the years 1979-2012 and consists of Carl Lahser's travel diaries, short stories, and poetry collections. The collection is arranged into two series: "Publications" and "Photographs and Notes." The "Publications" series is arranged into three subseries: travel, poetry, and other topics. The travel subseries consists of descriptions of his trips with his wife, Carol Lahser, to Canada, China, Europe, Mexico, the United States, and Panama and one early trip to Hong Kong in 1979. However, most of the travel took place between 1990 and 2012. Topics in this series range from ecology to flying to health. The second series, "Photographs and Notes," comes with photographs from various trips, family pictures, as well as notes and rough drafts from his writings. Due to the numerous places and experiences gathered in Mexico, this book is solely covering the said country.

A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians


Author: Robert Cyril Stebbins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395982723

Category: Nature

Page: 533

View: 7827

Identifies more than five hundred species and subspecies of reptiles and amphibians, providing information on habitat, behavior, breeding data, key characteristics, and survival status of threatened species.

A Field Guide to Pacific States Wildflowers

Washington, Oregon, California and Adjacent Areas


Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Theodore F. Niehaus

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910955

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 4311

Here are descriptions and illustrations of 1,492 species from 77 families - virtually all of the wildflowers found from British Columbia to Baja California, from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Grouped by color, each species description includes field marks, size, habitat, range, flowering season, and common and scientific names.

A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America


Author: Steven Foster,James A. Duke

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395988145

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 411

View: 2006

A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of Eastern and Central North American includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments.

Southern California Mountains Wildflowers

A Field Guide to Wildflowers above 5,000 Feet: San Bernardino, San Gabriel, and San Jacinto Ranges


Author: Pam Mackay,Timothy Thomas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493019228

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 6980

Southern California Mountains Wildflowers presents 380 plant species of the diverse southern California Mountains, including dominant species and plants most likely noticed. With information about distinguishing less common species from those that are more widespread, this guide is sure to please botanists and more serious plant enthusiasts. Including many of the rare plants that make each mountain range unique, especially those endemic to the Big Bear region, a world-famous “biodiversity hotspot,” this is a must-have for any wildflower lover. Look inside to find: Detailed yet user-friendly descriptions and full-color photos of 380 wildflowers, trees, shrubs, and ferns Information on flowering season and interesting facts about each plant Natural history information for southern California mountains, including geography, geology, and climate Discussion of plant adaptations to higher elevations Information on conservation and threats to mountain plants Early botanical explorers of southern California mountains How native mountain plants were used by Native Americans Plants arranged by color and family A glossary of botanical terms

Des Lebens ganze Fülle

eine Liebeserklärung an die Wunder der Natur


Author: Edward O. Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548600314


Page: 399

View: 9311

The Jepson Desert Manual

Vascular Plants of Southeastern California


Author: Bruce G. Baldwin,Jepson Herbarium

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520227750

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 2324

"This impressive, streamlined new field guide to plants of California deserts is based on The Jepson Manual and is truly a handbook to be carried in the field. It offers new introductory discussions, many new illustrations, revised user-friendly keys, updated distribution information, flowering times. . . and handsome color photos of many species. This marvelous book demonstrates that our deserts are not barren wastes but treasure houses filled with an abundance of floristic riches."--Robert Ornduff, author of Introduction to California Plant Life "This is a marvelously useful guide to the plants of California's deserts, clearly-written and well-organized. An invaluable companion to those who delight in the unusual and beautiful plants of these scenic areas."--Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden "This much-needed volume incorporates new information about the status and range of many California desert plants. This book will facilitate access to information about our deserts, and will lead to increased respect and attention to them. We warmly welcome it."--Jake Sigg, President, California Native Plant Society

A Field Guide to Eastern Forests, North America


Author: John C. Kricher,National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395928950

Category: Nature

Page: 488

View: 8675

Identifies birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees, and flowers

A Field Guide to Mexican Birds

Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador


Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Edward L. Chalif

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395975145

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 2605

Describes the calls, range, and male and female markings of more than one thousand species

Field Guide to Beetles of California


Author: Arthur V. Evans,James N. Hogue

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520939226

Category: Nature

Page: 362

View: 8281

With perhaps 8,000 different species, beetles are easily the largest group of animals in California and can be found virtually everywhere in the state. They grapple over flower heads, lurk in pantries, paddle through pristine mountain streams, amble over dunes, and buzz about porch lights on warm evenings. But until now, there was no single resource for identifying the most commonly encountered beetles in California’s mountains, valleys, and deserts. This valuable field guide, a companion volume to Introduction to California Beetles published in 2004, identifies more than 500 of the state’s more conspicuous and colorful species, with the majority presented in stunning color photographs. Written and designed for amateur naturalists, students, and field biologists, it is chock-full of what every beetle watcher wants to know, including suggestions for finding beetles, starting a beetle collection, and keeping beetles in captivity. The informative, accessibly written species accounts include information on beetle identification, natural history, and distribution. * Features 300 color photographs, 110 drawings, and 2 maps * Covers 569 species in 56 families * Lists California’s sensitive, threatened, and endangered species * Provides resources and web sites for further study of California beetles

Trees and Shrubs of California


Author: John D. Stuart,John O. Sawyer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520935292

Category: Nature

Page: 479

View: 1862

California's varied landscape is characterized by a spectacular abundance of plant life, including a magnificent variety of trees and shrubs. This is the first book to combine the trees and shrubs of California in one accessible field guide. Trees and Shrubs of California identifies and describes native California tree species and most common shrub species. The text is complemented by more than 200 beautiful line drawings, 300 range maps, and 40 color photographs. In their introduction, the authors discuss the dominant vegetation types, climates, principal landforms, and elevations of California's ecological regions. They explain the classification system and nomenclature used in the book, which includes both scientific and common plant names and is based on the 1993 edition of The Jepson Manual. The authors also provide a step-by-step explanation of how to use the dichotomous keys to identify plants and distinguish between trees and shrubs. This user-friendly field guide minimizes technical terms and includes a checklist, making it an invaluable resource on California's profuse vegetation.