First published forty years ago, this handbook has become an enduring natural history classic, used by thousands to learn more about virtually every aspect of this spectacular mountain range. Comprehensive yet concise and portable, the book describes more than 750 species including trees and shrubs, flowering plants and ferns, fungi and lichens, insects and fish, amphibians and reptiles, and birds and mammals.
Preface Acknowledgments for This Edition Acknowledgments for the First Edition Introduction Physical Features Climate Geological History Plant and Animal Distribution The Changing Landscape Ownership and Management in the Sierra Good Conduct in the Sierra FUNGI LICHENS MOSSES FERNS FLOWERING PLANTS SHRUBS TREES MISCELLANEOUS ANIMALS INSECTS FISH AMPHIBIANS REPTILES BIRDS MAMMALS References Index
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Tracy I. Storer was Professor of Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, coauthored California Grizzly with Lloyd P. Tevis, Jr. (California, revised edition 1996), and wrote many other books and articles. Robert L. Usinger was Professor of Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Aquatic Insects of California (California, 1959), among other publications. David Lukas is a professional naturalist and author of Wild Birds of California (2000) and Watchable Birds of the Great Basin (1999).