The Southern California Nature Guide is a handy aid for area residents and visitors alike in identifying the animals and plants you'll find when visiting the region's great outdoors. This book teaches you to identify 393 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses and ferns: * Color illustrations of each species * Native uses of plants * Ecology and range * Similar species cross-referenced * Maps showing ecoregions, parks and nature areas.
About the Author
ERIN McCLOSKEY is an author, editor and environmentalist with a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in Environmental and Conservation Sciences majoring in conservation biology and management from the University of Alberta. An active campaigner for the protection of endangered species and spaces, Erin has collaborated with various NGOs and has been involved in numerous endangered species conservation projects around the world. Erin began working as an editor with Lone Pine Publishing in 1996 and has since freelanced as a writer and editor for several magazine and book publishers focused on nature, travel, scientific research and even alternative healthcare. Erin is the author of The Bradt Travel Guide to Argentina, Ireland Flying High, Canada Flying High, Hawaii from the Air and co-author/editor for the Green Volunteers guidebook series. Erin is also the author of Bear Attacks and several in a series of Nature Guides for Lone Pine Publishing.
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