Books and maps tagged “nature”
This ground-breaking field guide covers the species and subspecies of Arctostaphylos native to western North America. The book features color photos, accurate, detailed range maps, and descriptions of each species.
This book provides in depth information about the 65 conifer species that occur in the three Pacific Coast states and beyond, color photos, accurate and updated range maps for each species, plus an elaborate key to aid with identification.
This collection of 23 provocative essays spans the past 30 years of Wallace's career. Through meticulous research and hands on experience, he explores American culture's relationship with nature.
This book truly appeals to all West Coast tide pool and aquarium visitors. With excellent color photos, space for notes, and b&w photos designed to be colored in, this interactive book makes learning fun.
Colorful deck features illustrations from late 19th century-early 20th century American seed packets and catalogs.
Mammals of Central and Northern California
Tracks Scats and Signs; A Guide to Identification in the Wild
Covers the 37 most common mammals, their tracks, scat, other signs. 121 small color photos in all. Glossary, Rules of Speed and Body Position, explanation of Primary Gaits and Measurements.
In the Company of Redwoods
An Interactive Guide to Learning 50 Redwood Community Plants through Hand Tinting
Biologist Casterson presents fifty redwood community plants found in the redwood’s range. The text for each plant describes its characteristics and other botanical facts about it. Each plant has a grey toned photo of that plant’s foliage and flower, tintable with colored pencils.
Covers 107 of the most prevalent Sierra species. Arranged by color, each listing includes common and scientific name, size and description of flower, plant, leaf, and months of bloom.
This definitive guide describes 125 species. Includes habitat, distribution, flight periods, and behaviors for each species. Coverage includes dragonflies, skimmers, emeralds, darners, clubtails, and mixed families.
Covers the 64 game fish in Central and Northern California, with info on size, habitat, and distinguishing features.
This book presents the amazing geology of Humboldt County in clear and informative language. It begins deep in the Gorda Trench, where sulfurous steam vents support giant tube worms, then moves on to describe an earthquake before describing the rocks that underlie all this action.
Wonders of the Sea (Volume One) North Central California
Point Arena in Mendocino County to Pigeon Point in San Mateo County
An elegant book which takes its readers on a visual voyage beneath California's coastal ocean. Takes you beneath the surface from Mendocino County, to San Mateo County, and out to the Farallons.
This informative guide covers the traditional healing uses and modern pharmacological data on 115 native plants found in California and the West. While western plants have been used in healing for thousands of years, this book carefully explains the uses of each plant for healing and the spiritual dimension of that healing process. The Fourth Edition is written by two Chumash healers and a professor of pharmacology. This book is like no other, presenting the spiritual dimension of healing as a necessary part of the healing process.
This superb book is an innovative natural history and hiking guide that uses conifers as a lens to explore the astounding plant diversity in the Klamath Mountains. Author/publisher Michael Kauffmann introduces readers to the magic of this little known botanical wonderland.
Handy guide illustrating the amazing diversity of bee species in the West. Includes descriptions and illustrations.
Taylor Lockwood travels the world in search of the world's most beautiful mushrooms. Through pictures, it relates the diversity of life-forms found in this very large, but still relatively little-known kingdom.
Vivid illustrations, lively text, hidden picture challenges, and layers of natural history make this a book that parents, teachers and children will enjoy.
Tells the story of a landscape, just west of Sacramento and north of SF, born through plate tectonic forces. The region holds geologic wonders including subduction zones, thrust faults, and mud volcanoes. Recreation opportunities aplenty.
The protagonist of this novel is heroic, majestic, a born leader, a devoted husband and proud father. He is destined to be remembered by whoever reads about his life. He is a great auk.
This fascinating and concise book invites readers into the world of these fascinating aquatic songbirds. How do dippers keep warm in the frigid water? What do they eat? What do their nests look like? This natural history of one of North America's most charming songbirds answers these questions, and many more.
In this first work of cultural criticism to look back at writing in the United States from the perspective of the contemporary environmental crisis, Raskin offers insights for students, teachers and lovers of literature.
This handsome picture book, written and illustrated by two dipper researchers, introduces readers to these charming birds and their watery world. Here you will discover what dippers eat and how they get it, where and how they nest, where they go in winter, and much more.
California is a great place for wild birds and the people who enjoy watching them! Over 600 bird species inhabit, migrate, or visit here. This lavishly photographed volume features usual and unusual birds in their wildland homes throughout California.
Covers 60 fishes found both inshore and offshore: sharks, rockfishes, salmons, and more. Illustrations, descriptions, sizes, and conservation status.
Covers sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks, plus many categories of minerals.
A companion souvenir to Wildflowers of the Plateau and Canyon Country. Twenty spectacular images from the book, plus a short introductory essay.
Color & learn about the gorgeous dragonflies & damselflies of North America. Coloring pages for 37 common species of Dragonflies and Damselflies.
Written for the non-geologist, this user-friendly book leads readers on fascinating field trips to Bay Area landmarks.
If you have ever wondered how the rocks and scenery of the Sierra Nevada were formed, take this geologic guide with you on your next trip. Written for the non-geologist, this detailed guide describes 116 of the geologic attractions of the Sierra
This gorgeous book presents a graceful and poignant essay about, and spectacular color photographs of, the two most important and endangered ecosystems on Earth.
This wildlife guide covers animals and plants found around Mendenhall Glacier. Excellent color photos and text discuss flora, fauna, and more.
This colorful book provides an excellent general survey of beavers. Illustrated with excellent color photos of beavers in their natural habitats.
Hauf's stunning photos of the Himalayas, their foothills and people provide an enthralling visual account of the famous trek to base camp, never before recorded in a book.
This first and only dragonfly field guide for California has been updated and expanded in a second edition. It provides clear, concise identification information and stunningly clear color photos of 100 species of dragonflies and damselflies.
Includes Marin County's Pipeline Trail, Ben Johnson Trail, Coast View Trail, Matt Davis Trail, Old Mill Park, Mountain Home, Muir Woods National Monument, Steep Ravine, Cardiac Hill, Mt. Tamalpais, and more .
Southeast Alaska's Natural World
Amphibians, Birds, Fish, Insects, Mammals, Plants, Other Natural Things
Discover the fascinating secrets of the unique natural world found in Southeast Alaska. This beautiful book by two residents and naturalists explores both spectacular and subtle and hidden creatures that inhabit this natural world.
It covers everything about Mt. St. Helena, from its explosive geologic origins to its rich history, both natural and human. Includes updated, in depth info about today's popular hiking, biking and climbing destinations.
This writing and sketching journal offers the words and thoughts of John Muir as inspiration for naturalists, artists, poets, and anyone who puts pen or pencil to paper.
Covers 52 species, both common and rare, found throughout the state. With descriptions, sizes, and behaviors.
This book presents useful information on backpacking and hiking with a dog fitted with a backpack. It also tells how the Americans with Disabilities Act allows people who qualify to hike with their pack dog on trails in national parks.
This fine photographic essay portrays in colorful grandeur eastern California 's unique inland sea, now protected as a National Scenic Area, and the gorgeous Sierra landscape that overlooks it.
Heroic images in vivid color depict some of the greatest of the West's natural landscapes: mountains, rivers, deserts, forests, lakes and coastlines. Williams has spent the last ten years exploring and shooting wilderness landscapes.
Gorgeous book explores the grand landscapes, wildlife, plant life and history of Alaska's vast Denali National Park and Preserve, an area of six million acres.
Altschuler believes that solitude in nature is the way to confront the tests of life by observing how even the smallest forms of life survive. The author leads readers on a walk along the trails of Point Reyes National Seashore, guiding the reader toward
Bob Armstrong has been photographing nature in Alaska for 50 years, both professionally and for his own enjoyment. In this book he shares a broad variety of techniques he has used, strategies for capturing great nature images, hints for different types of photographs, and ways to use your resulting photos.
Map includes Verdugo Mountains Parks and Open Space, Stough Park, La Tuna Canyon, Henderson Canyon, the abandoned Skyline Motorway, plus Verdugo Motorway, Whiting Woods Motorway, Brace Canyon Park, and more.
This book is an inspirational instruction guide for teachers and other educators and naturalists. It breaks new ground by linking academic studies with adventure learning.
This handy book shows how to identify all 35 dragonfly species found in Alaska. With beautiful close-up color photos plus detailed line drawings, the book explores many of the fascinating aspects of dragonfly behavior.
This attractive book opens the door to the mysterious world of backyard botany and natural history with its captivating color photographs and fascinating research of the wildflowers of the Santa Barbara area.
Twenty great images by Dennis Flaherty of this mysterious inland sea, plus a short introductory essay.
A companion souvenir to the larger book.Twenty stunning images plus a short introductory essay.
Tim Hauf made many trips into this daunting wilderness, capturing powerful images that evoke North America's far northern reaches
Naturalist Stewart and friends follow up on his ground-breaking and highly successful Common Butterflies of California with an even more comprehensive guide to the abundant butterflies of the Southwest.