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Field Guides & Natural History  Botany  Floras & Botanical Field Guides  Botany of North America

Introduction to California Soils and Plants Serpentine, Vernal Pools, and Other Geobotanical Wonders

Field / Identification Guide
By: Arthur R Kruckeberg
216 pages, 134 colour & 14 b/w photos, 11 line drawings, 6 maps, 6 tables
Introduction to California Soils and Plants
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About this book

Carnivorous pitcher plants, pygmy conifers, and the Tiburon jewel flower, restricted to a small patch of serpentine soil on Tiburon Peninsula in Marin County, are just a few of California's many amazing endemic plants--species that are unique to particular locales. California boasts an abundance of endemic plants precisely because it also boasts the richest geologic diversity of any place in North America, perhaps in the world. In lively prose, Arthur Kruckeberg gives a geologic travelogue of California's unusual soils and land forms and their associated plants--including serpentines, carbonate rocks, salt marshes, salt flats, and vernal pools--demonstrating along the way how geology shapes plant life. Adding a fascinating chapter to the story of California's remarkable biodiversity, this accessible book also draws our attention to the pressing need for conservation of the state's many rare and fascinating plants and habitats.

Contents

Acknowledgments Preface Introduction: How Geology Shapes Plant Life Chapter 1.Land Forms and Plant Life Chapter 2. Plants and Their Soils Chapter 3. The Serpentine Story Chapter 4. Other Strange Plant-Soil Relationships Chapter 5. Plant Distribution over Space and Time Chapter 6. Human Influences Epilogue: Geology Gone Wild Glossary Exploring California's Geology and Plant Life References Index

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Biography

Arthur R. Kruckeberg, Professor Emeritus of Botany at the University of Washington, is author of Best Wildflower Hikes: Washington (2004) Geology and Plant Life (2002), Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest (1996), Natural History of Puget Sound (1995), and California Serpentines: Flora, Vegetation, Geology, Soils (California, 1985).

Field / Identification Guide
By: Arthur R Kruckeberg
216 pages, 134 colour & 14 b/w photos, 11 line drawings, 6 maps, 6 tables
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