Field Guide to California Rivers: California Natural History Guides
University of California, 2012 (2012)
Hardcover, Softcover, e-Book
Reviewed by Bob Walch
f you'd like to know where to hike, fish, canoe, and raft along California's waterways this is the field guide you'll want to consult. Tim Palmer's interpretive approach covers the geology, plant and wildlife, hydraulic processes and other natural phenomena along more than 150 of the state's rivers.
eside the very informative text you'll find 13 maps, 51 line drawings of flora and fauna, and 142 color illustrations. There are special icons that call attention to the best fishing, hiking and water activities and detailed instructions on how to get there.
he book's general introduction looks at the natural history, the network of interconnected waterways and the issues around protecting and restoring river habitats, plus there is information on the common species of river plants and animals.
he main part of the guide looks at the rivers you might wish to explore in each section of California. These chapters are divided into the
San Joaquin Basin
Central and South Coast
Eastern Sierra Nevada
n excellent little guide, this is one book you won’t want to leave home without if you plan on river rafting, hiking or a fishing trip.
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