Natural History of the Islands of California by Allan A. Schoenherr
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Natural History of the Islands of California
By Allan A. Schoenherr

Natural History of the Islands of California


Normal Price: $59.19
Your Price: $53.27 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.92! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.66 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days, Not for Xmas



Natural History of the Islands of California by Allan A. Schoenherr

Book Description

Islands have always been fascinating places, their separateness evoking a sense of mystery and inspiring a yearning for exploration. California's islands are unique evolutionary laboratories, places where plants and animals have grown and interacted in isolation for millions of years. This comprehensive book discusses both the human and the natural history of the islands of California, including all eight Channel Islands, Ano Nuevo, the Farallons, and the islands of San Francisco Bay. It is also useful as a field guide for visitors, and details on reaching the islands are contained in the first chapter. The authors explore the formation of the islands; discuss the history of human habitation, beginning with the Native Americans who first visited the islands 12,000 years ago; and provide a thorough introduction to the marine and terrestrial biotas of the islands. The authors also discuss past damage and ongoing threats to island ecosystems, including devastation caused by the introduction of non-native animals and plants. Large herbivorous animals in particular have caused considerable damage, since island plants evolved in the absence of herbivores and therefore have no defenses against them. At present all of California's islands are managed by conservancies and public agencies such as the National Park Service and State Park system, and various environmental organizations are working with them to return the islands to their original condition.

Buy Natural History of the Islands of California book by Allan A. Schoenherr from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780520239180
ISBN-10: 0520239180
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 502
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Allan A. Schoenherr


Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Natural History of the Islands of California book by Allan A. Schoenherr and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Allan A. Schoenherr

Allan A. Schoenherr is Professor of Ecology at Fullerton College and author of A Natural History of California (California, 1992). C. Robert Feldmeth was Professor of Biology at The Claremont Colleges until his death in 1994. Michael J. Emerson (1954-1989) studied with Robert Feldmeth and wrote his master's thesis on the Channel Islands. David Mooney is a San Diego artist specializing in wildlife art and illustration.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Allan A. Schoenherr close
Terrestrial Vegetation of California by Allan A. Schoenherr
»
Recent books by C.Robert Feldmeth close
»
Recent books by Michael J. Emerson close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close