Plant ecology

Introduction to the Plant Life of Southern California: Coast to Foothills

Author: 
Philip W. Rundel and Robert Gustafson (editors)
Publisher: 
University of California Press
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
0–520–24199–1

paper, 316 p., $18.95

California is blessed with a diversity of habitats for the nature lover to explore. One of a series of California Natural History Guides, this handy pocket-sized book covers those that may be found in the coast and foothills of several counties — Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, western Riverside, San Bernardino, and the Channel Islands. The text is organized by the different ecological types that may be found in this range, and more than 300 color photographs identify the biodiversity seen in each one.

Volume: 
7
Number: 
6

A Natural History of the New World: The Ecology and Evolution of Plants in America

Author: 
Alan Graham
Publisher: 
University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 
2011
ISBN: 
978–1–900–32272–0

paper, 192 pp., $19.95

Summarizing 500 years of research on the natural history of the New World is the ambitious aim of this book by Alan Graham, a leading scholar in the field of botany and geology. In this work, Graham examines the flora, using vegetation as a key to understanding evolutionary changes. Heavily referencing the work of many scholars, the text is quite accessible with much detail on the latest discoveries. Graham is to be commended for a monumental effort.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
13
Number: 
3

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