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Wild Catalina Island

Wild Catalina Island Author Frank J. Hein
ISBN-10 1609496639
Release 2013
Pages 144
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A year-round escape for one million annual tourists, Catalina Island is gaining popularity as a world-class eco-destination. 88% of the island is under the watch of the Catalina Island Conservancy, which preserves, manages and restores the island's unique wild lands. Bison, foxes and bald eagles are its best-known inhabitants, but Catalina is home to more than sixty other animal and plant species that exist nowhere else on earth. And they are all within the boundaries of Los Angeles County. Biologists Frank Hein and Carlos de la Rosa present a tour through the fascinating origins, mysterious quirks and ecological victories of one of the West Coast's most remarkable places.--From publisher description.



Wild Catalina Island

Wild Catalina Island Author Frank J. Hein
ISBN-10 9781614239185
Release 2013-03-26
Pages 144
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A year-round escape for one million annual tourists, Catalina Island is gaining popularity as a world-class eco-destination. Eighty-eight percent of the island is under the watch of the Catalina Island Conservancy, which preserves, manages and restores the island's unique wild lands. Bison, foxes and bald eagles are its best-known inhabitants, but Catalina is home to more than sixty other animal and plant species that exist nowhere else on earth. And they are all within the boundaries of one of the world's most populous regions: Los Angeles County. Biologists Frank Hein and Carlos de la Rosa present a highly enjoyable tour through the fascinating origins, mysterious quirks and ecological victories of one of the West Coast's most remarkable places.



Between Two Harbors

Between Two Harbors Author Doug Oudin
ISBN-10 9781491700624
Release 2013-08-30
Pages 410
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Catalina Island—the name conjures images of a pristine tropical island. Located twenty-six miles off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island is known as the “island of romance” for good reason. A popular destination for boaters, fishermen, and tourists, it’s a recreational mecca at sea—a place where people come to escape from the reality of urban life. Boasting 86,000 square miles of unspoiled and undeveloped natural beauty, Catalina is an island paradise with wild animals, surrounded by an ocean teeming with fish. For thirty-two years, Charles Douglas “Doug” Oudin lived a fantasy life on this secluded oasis. As the former harbormaster, he saw it all—harrowing storms, dramatic ocean rescues, traumatic accidents, and the tragic death of actress Natalie Wood. Encounters with sharks, buffalo, wild boar, and even a “sea serpent” are just a few of the strange and unique experiences he had while living on the island. Now, in this memoir, he shares his story. For those who know and love Catalina—and those who have always wanted to visit—Between Two Harbors reveals a glimpse of what life on the island is really like.



Best Bike Rides Los Angeles

Best Bike Rides Los Angeles Author Wayne D. Cottrell
ISBN-10 9781493014712
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 296
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Los Angeles is home to some of the best paved roads, dirt roads, mountain bike trails, and bike paths. Best Bike Rides Los Angeles describes over forty of the most diverse recreational and scenic rides in the Los Angeles area. With most rides between 3 and 50 miles, ranging in altitude from just above sea level along the beaches to over 5,600 feet ascending a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, it's easy to find a ride that suits your tastes. Each route includes complete point‐by‐point miles and directions, map, text description of the riding area, GPS coordinates of the start/finish point, and full‐color photos of the ride's features. More than just a trail guide, Best Bike Rides Los Angeles gives the reader important information, such as flora and fauna, history, folklore, special events, and cultural happenings. Look inside to find: GPS coordinates Detailed miles and directions Descriptions of what you'll see along the way Full-color photos



Catalina A to Z

Catalina A to Z Author Patricia Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781614239789
Release 2014-06-24
Pages 160
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Santa Catalina Island is one of the West Coast's great nearby escapes, an hour's boat ride from Los Angeles and Long Beach for one million annual tourists. The island's seventy-six square miles contain two communities--Avalon and Two Harbors--and extremely rugged seashores and interior wild lands. Here, the history has been carved by pirates, smugglers, prospectors and squatters and set down by seafaring scribes and Hollywood fabricators. The facts have been massaged by the ebb and flow of time and scattered like sun-baked rocks from a beachcomber's kick. Co-authors Patricia Maxwell, Bob Rhein and Jerry Roberts have collected Catalina's basic facts and lore into a quick reference that's as easily accessible as the most charming of California's Channel Islands.



Natural History of Santa Catalina Island

Natural History of Santa Catalina Island Author Gerald J. Bakus
ISBN-10 1432775502
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 388
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GERALD J. BAKUS, Ph.D., is Professor of Biology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has more than five decades of experience in the fields of biology and ecology. He obtained training in terrestrial biology as an undergraduate student, freshwater biology as a master's degree student, and marine biology for his Ph.D. at the University of Washington, Seattle. In addition to his many published research and review articles, Dr. Bakus is the author of Coral Reef Ecosystems (1994), Quantitative Analysis of Marine Biological Communities (2007), Natural History of Oregon (2009), and Natural History of California (2011). The book titled Natural History of Santa Catalina Island was developed from a multimedia CD developed at the University of Southern California. It was based on a course titled Ecology and Natural History of California offered at Santa Catalina Island in January. Dr. Bakus teaches general ecology, marine biology, natural history of California, and quantitative biology. The principal reason for producing this book is to make people aware of this remarkable island and receive enjoyment from observing its great natural beauty.



San Ramon Chronicles

San Ramon Chronicles Author Beverly Lane
ISBN-10 9781625856012
Release 2015-09-21
Pages 192
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Though a relatively young city, San Ramon has history stretching back to California's founding. Ohlone Indians first inhabited the area before rancheros grazed the land more than a century ago. Drawn by the Gold Rush, pioneers and prospectors settled the place promoters labeled a "Garden of Eden." Diversified farming of the valley, full of orchards and plentiful fields, sustained the rural population. Sitting in the shadow of historic Mount Diablo, San Ramon is a growing city recognized for its extraordinary parks, schools and active citizenry. Local author Beverly Lane brings to life San Ramon's vibrant past.



Marine Ecoregions of North America

Marine Ecoregions of North America Author Tara A. C. Wilkinson
ISBN-10 9782923358413
Release 2009
Pages 177
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Describes and maps the North American oceanic and coastal waters, classifying them into 24 marine ecoregions, according to oceanographic features and geographically distinct assemblages of species. Descriptive profiles of the ecoregions describe their key features, in terms of physical, oceanographic, and biological characteristics, as well as human impacts. The book is intended to provide a framework for collecting and organizing information on these regions, and to encourage a sense of joint responsibility and a collaborative strategic approach to dealing with the challenges of conserving the regions' shared oceans.



Mysterious Island Catalina

Mysterious Island  Catalina Author Jim Watson
ISBN-10 0615673953
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 124
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Award-winning filmmaker and writer Jim Watson draws on his years of experience exploring Catalina Island and its history to bring you true tales of the strange and bizarre side of the island. Ghosts, UFOs, pirates, criptids (including Bigfoot!), buried treasure and strange portals: Catalina has them all and more!



A Guide to the Carnivores of Central America

A Guide to the Carnivores of Central America Author Carlos L. de la Rosa
ISBN-10 9780292789517
Release 2010-06-28
Pages 262
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Carnivores such as pumas, jaguars, and ocelots have roamed the neotropical forests of Central America for millennia. Enshrined in the myths of the ancient Maya, they still inspire awe in the region's current inhabitants, as well as in the ecotourists and researchers who come to experience Central America's diverse and increasingly endangered natural environment. This book is one of the first field guides dedicated to the carnivores of Central America. It describes the four indigenous families—wild cats, raccoons and their relatives, skunks and their relatives, and wild canids—and their individual species that live in the region. The authors introduce each species by recounting a first-person encounter with it, followed by concise explanations of its taxonomy, scientific name, English and Spanish common names, habitat, natural history, and conservation status. Range maps show the animal's past and current distribution, while Claudia Nocke's black-and-white drawings portray it visually. The concluding chapter looks to the carnivores' future, including threats posed by habitat destruction and other human activities, and describes some current conservation programs. Designed for citizens of and visitors to Central America, as well as specialists, this book offers an excellent introduction to a group of fascinating, threatened, and still imperfectly understood animals.



Saltwater Fishes of Louisiana

Saltwater Fishes of Louisiana Author Diane Rome Peebles
ISBN-10 1936913445
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 23
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This 12 panel foldout guide fits in pocket, backpack or tackle box. Beautiful photography is accompanied by easy to understand text that describes and identifies various fish found in the inshore and offshore waters of Louisiana. Habitat, diet, bait and habits are listed in format suitable for even the youngest angler. Laminated for waterproofing.



Wilmington

Wilmington Author Simie Seaman
ISBN-10 0738556106
Release 2008-04-01
Pages 127
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The Port of Los Angeles neighborhood of Wilmington was included in the 1784 Spanish land grant of Rancho San Pedro and was known as New San Pedro from 1858 to 1863, when it became the city of Wilmington. It was named by "Father of the Harbor" Phineas Banning after his Delaware birthplace. The City of Los Angeles annexed Wilmington in 1909, and today it and neighboring San Pedro form the waterfront of one of the world's largest import/export centers. Wilson College, precursor to the University of Southern California, opened here in 1874 as the first coeducational college west of the Mississippi. Entrepreneur and sportsman William Wrigley built innovative housing in Wilmington that was dubbed the "Court of Nations." From the Union Army's Drum Barracks headquarters of the Southwest in the Civil War to the port's myriad maritime activities during World War II, Wilmington has long-standing ties to the U.S. military.



The Nature of Being Human

The Nature of Being Human Author Harold Fromm
ISBN-10 9780801891298
Release 2009-03-19
Pages 299
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Although the physical relationship between the natural world and individuals is quantifiable, the psychosocial effect of the former on the latter is often less tangible. What, for instance, is the connection between the environment in which we live and our creativity? How is our consciousness bounded and delimited by our materiality? And from whence does our idea of self and our belief in free will derive and when do our surroundings challenge these basic assumptions? Ecocritic Harold Fromm's challenging exploration of these and related questions twines his own physical experiences and observations with insights gathered from both the humanities and the sciences. Writing broadly and personally, Fromm explores our views of nature and how we write about it. He ties together ecology, evolutionary psychology, and consciousness studies to show that our perceived separation from our surroundings is an illusory construct. He argues for a naturalistic vision of creativity, free will, and the literary arts unimpeded by common academic and professional restraints. At each point of this intellectual journey, Fromm is honest, engaging, and unsparing. Philosophical, critical, often personal, Fromm's sweeping, interdisciplinary, and sometimes combative essays will change the way you think about your place in the environment.



Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells Identification Ecology Distribution and History

Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells  Identification  Ecology  Distribution  and History Author John Wesley Tunnell
ISBN-10 9781603443371
Release 2010
Pages 527
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Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells Identification Ecology Distribution and History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells Identification Ecology Distribution and History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells Identification Ecology Distribution and History book for free.



50 Best Short Hikes San Diego

50 Best Short Hikes  San Diego Author Jerry Schad
ISBN-10 9780899978819
Release 2018-02-13
Pages 256
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50 Best Short Hikes San Diego highlights enough diverse routes in Southern California's showpiece city for a year of weekly hikes. From sidewalk strolls and historic neighborhoods, to wildflowers and waterfalls, pleasant pastimes and panoramic vistas unfold in this handy guidebook. As the title says, these routes are "short." They range from less than 1 mile to nearly 8 miles, with an average of 5 miles, each, over all 50 of the hikes. And all lie within 30 miles of San Diego's central core. Outdoor author and longtime San Diego resident Jerry Schad takes you from the beauty of Del Mar Crest and Beach on the north coast, to the inland Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. He guides you from walks in San Diego's Torrey Pines Beach and Reserve, to Rice Canyon in the south and the Hollenbeck Preserve in the east. Beaches, urban settings, nature preserves, and mountain peaks beckon locals to explore their own backyards and visitors to enjoy one of America's most stunning metropolitan environments. Detailed maps and enticing photos accompany each descriptive entry. Whether you have one hour or all day to stretch your legs, you'll find yourself turning to this guidebook again and again.



A Girl of the Limberlost

A Girl of the Limberlost Author Gene Stratton-Porter
ISBN-10 9781557092922
Release 2006-06-27
Pages 352
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Deeply wounded by her embittered mother's lack of sympathy for her aspirations, Elnora finds comfort in the nearby Limberlost Swamp, whose beauty and rich abundance provide her with the means to better her life.



Touching the Wild

Touching the Wild Author Joe Hutto
ISBN-10 9781510712331
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 320
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In Illumination in the Flatwoods, Joe Hutto unveiled the secret lives of wild turkeys to great critical acclaim, which resulted in the Emmy Award–winning PSB documentary My Life as a Turkey. Now Hutto has done it again. Touching the Wild is the enchanting story about one man who has lived with a herd of mule deer in the Rockies for almost seven years. Due to the intense curiosity of one groundbreaking deer, and the resulting introduction to an entire herd, Joe Hutto has been allowed unprecedented access and insight into the minds and behavior of this special animal. Spending every day embedded among the herd, he develops an uncanny connection with the deer, witnessing individual and group dynamics never before observed and recorded, unveiling just how much we have in common with these delicate beings. Each season brings joy as fawns are born, and heartache as hunters, predators, development, and a pollution all take their toll. The mule deer of the West are in trouble, and Hutto is their most fervent advocate. Touching the Wild is proof that we have so much to learn from wild animals about their world, ourselves, and the fragile planet we share. Full color photos throughout.