This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates the University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1953.
The distributional records collected in this book pertain to the Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. The information included is the result of 37 years' accumulation of data on the part of the personnel of the parks' staff and of the University of California. In all, 161 bird and 65 mammal species are recorded as being either permanent or seasonal inhabitants of the area. At the time of publication, such rarities as the California condor, the wolverine, and the fisher still occurred here. The book is illustrated, with numerous photographs of birds and mammals, as well as scenes typical of the various life zones found in the parks. The sequence of overgrazing, erosion, and recovery, as seen in one part of Kings Canyon, is well illustrated in a series of photographs. In the text each species is treated under three headings; description, habits, and park records.