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Main Title West Southwest : vertebrate life in the Southern California environs /
Author Pregill, Gregory K.,
Publisher CRC Press, an imprint of Taylor and Francis,
Year Published 2018
Call Number QH45.2
ISBN 9781351020060
Subjects Conservation - Environment Studies. ; Conservation of natural resources. ; Ecology - Environment Studies. ; General Science. ; Natural history. ; SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General. ; SCI-TECHnetBASE.
Internet Access
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Collation 1 online resource (358 pages) : 140 illustrations
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
part SECTION I Fundamentals -- chapter 1 The Land -- chapter 2 The Climate -- chapter 3 Exploration, Collections and the Museum Tradition -- chapter 4 The Three Pillars of Natural History -- part SECTION II Settings -- chapter 5 Vegetation Past and Present -- chapter 6 Plant–Vertebrate Communities -- part SECTION III Vertebrates -- chapter 7 Amphibians -- chapter 8 Turtles and an Overview of the Amniotes -- chapter 9 Lepdiosaurs—Squamates and Tuatara -- chapter 10 Birds -- chapter 11 Mammals -- chapter 12 The Ice Age Mammals. West Southwest: Vertebrate Life in Southern California celebrates an amazingly diverse fauna with description, evolutionary background, geographic insight, and ecological detail. Southern California is a vast region of very different habitats – all with an abundance of unique species of plants and animals and all within a day’s drive. Southern California shares an evolutionary history with other areas of the Southwest, but it has its own identity. The book is not a field identification guide. Instead, the book provides the evolutionary history of species groups, details where the individual species occur and their habitat preferences, and how they avoid the perils of predation and human impact.