A conveniently sized reference by the author of Sierra Birds: A Hiker's Guide provides comprehensive coverage of more than 1,700 plant and animal species complemented by quick-reference tabs, range maps, coverage of lesser-known characteristics and more than 2,800 watercolor illustrations.
The California Academy of Sciences naturalist and author of The Laws Field-Guide to the Sierra Nevada presents a conveniently sized introduction to regional birds that includes color-coded keys for easy reference and a cross-index for more advanced birders.
Author: David T. Page
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2017-12-19
An updated and redesigned guide one of America's greatest destinations Yosemite is a tremendously popular tourist destination, gaining visitors every year. The only complete guide to California’s southern Sierra Nevada—some of the most stunning wilderness in North America—is better than ever in this revised, updated, and beautifully redesigned third edition. Detailed reviews of lodging, dining, and recreation, plus outfitters, campsites, trails, and points of historic and cultural interest, make this book an essential companion to the incomparable Yosemite region. Renowned travel writer David T. Page makes it easy to get the very most out of your journey. In this book, as with every title in the Explorer’s Guide series, you’ll get beautiful photography, up-to-date maps, and lots of helpful advice from an expert author. Page has seen everything the Sierra Nevada has to offer and now so can you!
Author: David T. Page
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2011-06-06
Awarded the 2009 Bronze Medal in the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation's annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition: "Whether you want to stand on a glacier or have a beer with local bikers, this is the definitive (as well as wonderfully eccentric) guide to the immensity of the southern Sierra and Owens Valley. John Muir would be pleased."—Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear The only complete guide to California’s southern Sierra Nevada—some of the most stunning wilderness in North America—is better than ever in this revised, updated edition. Detailed reviews of lodging, dining, and recreation, plus outfitters, campsites, trails, and points of historic and cultural interest.
Author: Lawrence Mark Elbroch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2012-05-07
Spotting an animal’s fresh footprints in the wild can conjure a world for the hiker: Why did the deer tracks disappear? Where did the cougar turn off the trail? What does it mean when two sets of footprints seem to coincide? This beautifully illustrated field guide, the first devoted to the tracks and signs of California animals—including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates like spiders and beetles—blends meticulous science with field experience to provide an engaging companion for both armchair exploration and easy field identification. Filled with useful tools for the wildlife expert, and essential background and visual aids for the novice, including in-depth information about the ecology of each species, this book goes beyond basic recognition of types to interpret what animals leave behind as a way of "seeing" how they move through the world.
Author: Charles Quinn
Publisher: Charles Quinn
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Desolation Wilderness (Calif.)
A complete comprehensive guide to the Tahoe region's natural world. Both the average visitor and the avid naturalist will use this book to learn more about the natural history, plants, and animals of the region. Supplemented by more than 350 photos and drawings. Essays on geology, fire ecology, medicinal plants and lake ecology.
Author: Michael R. Canfield
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2011-09-15
What did George Schaller note when studying the lions of the Serengeti? How does Piotr Naskrecki use relational databases and electronic field notes? In what way is Bernd Heinrich’s approach “truly Thoreauvian,” in E. O. Wilson’s view? Pioneering a new niche in the study of plants and animals in their native habitat, Field Notes on Science and Nature allows readers to peer over the shoulders and into the notebooks of a dozen eminent field workers, to study firsthand their methods, materials, and fleeting impressions. Recording field observations is an indispensable scientific skill, but researchers are not generally willing to share their personal records. Here, for the first time, are reproductions of actual pages from notebooks. And in essays abounding with fascinating anecdotes, the authors reflect on the contexts in which the notes were taken. Covering disciplines as diverse as ecology, paleontology, anthropology, botany, and animal behavior, Field Notes offers specific examples that professional naturalists can emulate to fine-tune their own field methods, along with practical advice that amateur naturalists and students can use to document their adventures.
Author: Robert S. Hildebrand
Publisher: Geological Society of America
Release Date: 2013-01-01
"In this well-illustrated book, Hildebrand expands upon his model for the development of the North American Cordillera detailed in Special paper 457. Starting with an overview of Cordilleran geology he goes on to provide an in depth look at how the Rubian ribbon continent was assembled. He integrates the complex geology of the Cordillera into an actualistic model involving arc magmatism, arc-continent collision, slab failure magmatism, and transcurrent motion in both Rubia and the western North American margin. While much of the focus is on the assembly of the Rubian ribbon continent, Hildebrand explores its interactions with North America during the Sevier and Laramide events and concludes that North America was the lower plate in both"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Theodor Wolf
Release Date: 2016-04-18
Ein Besuch der Galapagos-Inseln ist ein unveranderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1879. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernahrung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitaten erhaltlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bucher neu und tragt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch fur die Zukunft bei."