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The Natural History of Big Sur

Field / Identification Guide

Series: California Natural History Guides Volume: 57

By: P Henson and DJ Usner

426 pages, 33 col photos, 211 b/w illus

University of California Press

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #53745 | ISBN: 0520205103
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NHBS Price: £28.99 $38/€33 approx
Hardback | Dec 1993 | #24278 | ISBN: 0520074661
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About this book

Each year millions of people visit the area of rugged California coastline and wild mountains known as Big Sur. The first section of this book introduces the area's geology, climate, flora, fauna and human history. The second section describes selected sites, trails and features that are mentioned in the first section.

An excellent introduction to this section of the Central Coast for visitors.--The Californian

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Paul Henson is a wildlife biologist with Scientific Resources, Inc. in Portland, Oregon. Donald J. Usner is an environmental consultant in New Mexico. This book took shape while both were working in Big Sur. Valerie A. Kells, a freelance illustrator in Virginia, has a degree in Natural History and was part of this project from its start.

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