Discusses both the human and the natural history of the islands of California, including all eight Channel Islands, Año Nuevo, the Farallons, and the islands of San Francisco Bay. Useful as a field guide for visitors, and details on reaching the islands are contained in the first chapter. Also explores the formation of the islands, discusses the history of human habitation, beginning with the Native Americans who first visited the islands 12,000 years ago, and provides a thorough introduction to the marine and terrestrial biotas of the islands. The authors also discuss past damage and ongoing threats to island ecosystems, including devastation caused by the introduction of nonnative animals and plants.
An excellent book.--"Orange County Register
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