Introduction to California chaparral / Ronald D. Quinn, Sterling C. Keeley ; illustrations by Marianne D. Wallace.

The characteristic look of California Chaparral-a soft bluish-green blanket of vegetation gently covering the hills-is known to millions who have seen it as the backdrop in movies and television productions. This complex ecological community of plants and animals is not just a feature of the hills a...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Quinn, Ronald D.
Other Authors: Keeley, Sterling C.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2006.
Series:California natural history guides ; 90.
California natural history guides. Introductory guide.
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Summary:The characteristic look of California Chaparral-a soft bluish-green blanket of vegetation gently covering the hills-is known to millions who have seen it as the backdrop in movies and television productions. This complex ecological community of plants and animals is not just a feature of the hills around Hollywood, but is a quintessential part of the entire California landscape. It is a highly resilient community adapted to life with recurring fires and droughts. Written for a wide audience, this concise, engaging, and beautifully illustrated book describes an ancient and exquisitely balanced.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 322 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302) and index.
ISBN:9780520939004
052093900X
1282771930
9781282771932
9786612771934
6612771933
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