The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

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Publisher: Heyday
ISBN: 159714052X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Nature

A conveniently sized reference by the author of Sierra Birds: A Hiker's Guide provides comprehensive coverage of more than 1,700 plant and animal species complemented by quick-reference tabs, range maps, coverage of lesser-known characteristics and more than 2,800 watercolor illustrations.

Sierra Birds

Author:
Publisher: Heyday
ISBN: 1890771783
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Nature

The California Academy of Sciences naturalist and author of The Laws Field-Guide to the Sierra Nevada presents a conveniently sized introduction to regional birds that includes color-coded keys for easy reference and a cross-index for more advanced birders.

Geology of the Sierra Nevada

Author: Mary Hill
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520936949
Release Date: 2006-05-15
Genre: Science

Writing with verve and clarity, Mary Hill tells the story of the magnificent Sierra Nevada—the longest, highest, and most spectacular mountain range in the contiguous United States. Hill takes us from the time before the land which would be California even existed, through the days of roaring volcanoes, violent earthquakes, and chilling ice sheets, to the more recent history of the Sierra's early explorers and the generations of adventuresome souls who followed. The author introduces the rocks of the Sierra Nevada, which tell the mountains' tale, and explains how nature's forces, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, faulting, erosion, and glaciation formed the range's world-renowned scenery and mineral wealth, including gold. For thirty years, the first edition of Geology of the Sierra Nevada has been the definitive guide to the Sierra Nevada's geological history for nature lovers, travelers, hikers, campers, and armchair explorers. This new edition offers new chapters and sidebars and incorporates the concept of plate tectonics throughout the text. * Written in easy-to-understand language for a wide audience. * Gives detailed information on where to view outstanding Sierra Nevada geology in some of the world's most beloved natural treasures and national parks, including Yosemite. * Provides specific information on places to see glaciers and glacial deposits, caves, and exhibits of gold mines and mining equipment, many from Gold Rush times. * Superbly illustrated with 117 new color illustrations, 16 halftones, 39 line illustrations, and 12 maps, and also features an easy-to-use, interactive key for identifying rocks and a glossary of geological terms.

Trees of the California Sierra Nevada

Author: George A. Petrides
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811731669
Release Date: 2005-01-24
Genre: Nature

Identify nymphs, tie imitations, and fish them successfully Casting, finding lies, detecting the strike, fishing depth, tackle, proper presentation Insights into the retrieve, nymphing the film, and finding fish in still water Basic nymph fishing approach and presentation teams with trout physiology--what the trout sees and hears. A pictorial key to identifying nymphs is based on reliable, nonscientific characteristics that the beginner can use on stream. Presenting the fly correctly and detecting the strike are particularly elusive skills, and even the veteran fly fisher will find something useful.

Birds of the Sierra Nevada

Author: Ted Beedy
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520954472
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Nature

This beautifully illustrated and user-friendly book presents the most up-to-date information available about the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada, the origins of their names, the habitats they prefer, how they communicate and interact with one another, their relative abundance, and where they occur within the region. Each species account features original illustrations by Keith Hansen. In addition to characterizing individual species, Birds of the Sierra Nevada also describes ecological zones and bird habitats, recent trends in populations and ranges, conservation efforts, and more than 160 rare species. It also includes a glossary of terms, detailed maps, and an extensive bibliography with over 500 citations.

Wild Plants of the Sierra Nevada

Author: Ray S. Vizgirdas
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 0874177898
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Genre: Nature

The Sierra Nevada of California and Nevada is the longest continuous mountain range in the US. It contains over 50 percent of California's total flora, approximately 405 plant taxa endemic to the Sierra, and 218 taxa that are considered rare. This guide is suitable for botanists, and readers interested in the traditional uses of native plants.

Explorer s Guide Yosemite the Southern Sierra Nevada Explorer s Complete

Author: David T. Page
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 9781682680896
Release Date: 2017-12-19
Genre: Travel

An updated and redesigned guide one of America's greatest destinations Yosemite is a tremendously popular tourist destination, gaining visitors every year. The only complete guide to California’s southern Sierra Nevada—some of the most stunning wilderness in North America—is better than ever in this revised, updated, and beautifully redesigned third edition. Detailed reviews of lodging, dining, and recreation, plus outfitters, campsites, trails, and points of historic and cultural interest, make this book an essential companion to the incomparable Yosemite region. Renowned travel writer David T. Page makes it easy to get the very most out of your journey. In this book, as with every title in the Explorer’s Guide series, you’ll get beautiful photography, up-to-date maps, and lots of helpful advice from an expert author. Page has seen everything the Sierra Nevada has to offer and now so can you!

Explorer s Guide Yosemite the Southern Sierra Nevada Includes Mammoth Lakes Sequoia Kings Canyon Death Valley A Great Destination Second Edition

Author: David T. Page
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 9781581578805
Release Date: 2011-06-06
Genre: Travel

Awarded the 2009 Bronze Medal in the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation's annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition: "Whether you want to stand on a glacier or have a beer with local bikers, this is the definitive (as well as wonderfully eccentric) guide to the immensity of the southern Sierra and Owens Valley. John Muir would be pleased."—Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear The only complete guide to California’s southern Sierra Nevada—some of the most stunning wilderness in North America—is better than ever in this revised, updated edition. Detailed reviews of lodging, dining, and recreation, plus outfitters, campsites, trails, and points of historic and cultural interest.

Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California

Author: Mark Elbroch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520253780
Release Date: 2012-02-11
Genre: Science

"Outstanding. This is a brilliant work by the best in the field. Watching a great tracker at work can feel like watching a magician, but this book demystifies the process and inspires the reader to begin to look closer and open the world of tracking."--John Muir Laws, author of The Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada

A Sierra Nevada Flora

Author: Norman Weeden
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899972047
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Nature

Identify, enjoy, or avoid Sierra wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees. Follows The Jepson Manual nomenclature.

Introduction to Water in California

Author: David Carle
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520962897
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre: Science

This thoroughly engaging, concise book tells the story of California's most precious resource, tracing the journey of water in the state from the atmosphere to the snowpack to our faucets and foods. Along the way, we learn much about California itself as the book describes its rivers, lakes, wetlands, dams, and aqueducts and discusses the role of water in agriculture, the environment, and politics. Essential reading in a state facing the future with an overextended water supply, this fascinating book shows that, for all Californians, every drop counts. New to this updated edition: * Additional maps, figures, and photos * Expanded coverage of potential impacts to precipitation, snowpack, and water supply from climate change * Updated information about the struggle for water management and potential solutions * New content about sustainable groundwater use and regulation, desalination, water recycling, stormwater capture, and current proposals for water storage and diversion *Additional table summarizing water sources for 360 California cities and towns

California Forests and Woodlands

Author: Verna R. Johnston
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520202481
Release Date: 1996-04-01
Genre: Nature

From majestic Redwoods to ancient Western Bristlecone Pines, California's trees have long inspired artists, poets, naturalists--and real estate developers. Verna Johnston's splendid book, illustrated with her superb color photographs and Carla Simmons's detailed black-and-white drawings, now offers an unparalleled view of the Golden State's world-renowned forests and woodlands. In clear, vivid prose, Johnston introduces each of the state's dominant forest types. She describes the unique characteristics of the trees and the interrelationships of the plants and animals living among them, and she analyzes how fire, flood, fungi, weather, soil, and humans have affected the forest ecology. The world of forest and woodland animals comes alive in these pages--the mating games, predation patterns, communal life, and the microscopic environment of invertebrates and fungi are all here. Johnston also presents a sobering view of the environmental hazards that threaten the state's trees: acid snow, ozone, blister rust, over-logging. Noting the interconnectedness of the diverse life forms within tree regions, she suggests possible answers to the problems currently plaguing these areas. Enriched by the observations of early naturalists and Johnston's many years of fieldwork, this is a book that will be welcomed by all who care about California's treasured forests and woodlands.

Habitats Alive

Author: Cal Alive
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780971125919
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biodiversity

LC copies imperfect: accompanying CD-ROM wanting.

Sierra Nevada Tree Identifier

Author: Jim Paruk
Publisher: Yosemite Conservancy
ISBN: 9780939666836
Release Date: 1998-04-01
Genre: Nature

This handy book is designed to allow users to quickly identify the trees they encounter in the Sierra Nevada. Unlike other tree identification manuals, it limits its scope. A total of 38 of the most common species are included, along with information on distinguishing similar tree varieties, a discussion of plant relationships, a listing of prominent field marks, and references. A simple key is tied to thorough descriptions of the various Sierra trees. Multiple drawings illustrate the text. Covering the length of the Sierra Nevada, the Tree Identifier should prove useful to visitors throughout the mountain range.