Introduction to California Chaparral (California Natural History Guides)

Introduction to California Chaparral (California Natural History Guides)

Ronald D. Quinn

The attribute glance of California Chaparral—a smooth bluish-green blanket of plants lightly protecting the hills—is identified to hundreds of thousands who've visible it because the backdrop in videos and tv productions. This advanced ecological group of vegetation and animals is not only a function of the hills round Hollywood, yet is a essential a part of the whole California panorama. it's a hugely resilient group tailored to existence with ordinary fires and droughts. Written for a large viewers, this concise, attractive, and fantastically illustrated ebook describes an historic and exquisitely balanced setting domestic to wondrous organisms: hearth Beetles that mate simply on burning branches, lizards that shoot blood from their eyes while threatened, Kangaroo Rats that by no means drink water, and seeds that germinate simply after a fireplace, no matter if that suggests ready within the soil for a a hundred years or extra. helpful either as a box advisor and an introductory review of the ecology of chaparral, it additionally presents a greater figuring out of ways we'd reside in concord, safeguard, and appreciation of this specific ecological community.

* Identifies chaparral’s universal vegetation, animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects

* positive aspects seventy nine colour illustrations, fifty six black-and-white images, and three maps

* Examines the function of people and hearth in chaparral, overlaying the location and layout of houses, landscaping, and public policy

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