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SCHOENHERR, ALLAN A. & FELDMETH, C. ROBERT & EMERS Natural History of the Islands of California.
Berkeley-Los Angeles-London, University of California Press, 1999. Lge-8vo, pp. XII, 491 + 16 plates. Blue cloth wit gilt-lettered spine and pictorial dust-jacket. California Natural History Guides No. 61. Illustrations by David Mooney and Michael J. Emerson. This work discusses the geological, human, and natural history of the islands of California, including all eight Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California and the islands of San Francisco Bay. The formation of the islands is explored and the history of their human habitation, beginning with the Native Americans, who first visited them 12.000 years ago. Past damage and ongoing threats to island ecosystems are discussed, including devastation caused by the introduction of nonnative animals and plants. At present all these islands are managed by conservancies and public agencies and various environmental organizations are working with them to return the islands to their original condition. Richly illustrated with maps, drawings and photographs (including 16 pages of coloured photographs). With index and extensive bibliography. Ex Bibliotheca Bch. Book and DUST-jacket as new. A fine work on the marine and terrestrial biotas of those islands. 1050 gram; pakket.

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