California Plants: A Guide to Our Iconic Flora
Author: Ritter, Matt
Brand: Pacific Street Publishing
Number Of Pages: 320
Release Date: 20-01-2018
Details: Product Description California Plants is an essential resource for outdoor enthusiasts. With his vibrant photographs and lively writing, Matt Ritter takes the reader on a journey through the Golden State's iconic landscapes and abundant plant life. This definitive guide features more than 500 species, along with detailed descriptions, fascinating natural history stories, and handy tree and wildflower color identification charts. Review “The thrill I felt growing up among the gorgeous plants of California returned when I first opened the beautiful pages of this book—a call to love, enjoy, and preserve California's plants that will bring pleasure to anyone who picks it up.”—Peter H. Raven, president emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden “If stories of place can be read in a land's flowers, shrubs, and trees, then this book is your guide to the history and wonder of California; a compelling invitation to celebrate and preserve its awesome diverse beauty.”—Lorene Edwards Forkner, editor, Pacific Horticulture About the Author Matt Ritter grew up in rural Mendocino County, California. He attended UC Santa Barbara to earn a bachelor's degree in microbiology and UC San Diego for a Ph.D. in plant biology. He's a botany professor in the biology department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He's authored numerous scientific papers and a natural history guide to San Luis Obispo's native plants. He's also the author of A Californian's Guide to the Trees among Us (Heyday, 2011), the state's funniest and most popular natural history guide to the urban forest. He won the Cal Poly Excellence in Teaching Award and the Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture R. W. Harris Award for Excellence in Education. He studies trees that escape cultivation, particularly Eucalyptus, and is a woodworker, athlete, musician, gardener, and all-around likable guy.
Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches