ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT SHARKS. by Scharp.
75 answers about sharks--science, man-eaters, commerce, fishing. Drawings, 30 photos, 64p.
Inventory = 8. ISBN: 978-0-87961-079-1. Order #: NAGR0918 paper$6.95.
BAD COMPANY. by Joseph Henry Jackson.
Story of California's legendary and actual stage-robbers, bandits, highwaymen, and outlaws from the fifties to the eighties. Desperadoes of the 1800s and their deeds and characters, including Joaquin Marietta ("California's most glamorous outlaw'), Dick Fellows, Tom Bell, Black Bart (who left poetry in treasure boxes he emptied), Sheet-iron Jack (erstwhile barber), brutal Juan Soto, lady-killer Tiburuco Vasquez, Jack Powers of Santa Barbara, and Juan Flores (revolutionary). 366 pages, sources, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-8032-5866-6. 1977. Cover bent.Order #: UNNE7008 paper$9.95.
THE BEST BIKE PATHS OF THE SOUTHWEST. by Wendy Williams. Safe, scenic, and traffic-free bicycling in Arizona, Nevada, California, and Utah.
Describes 56 bike paths organized by state, with maps showing locations, descriptions including mileages, general backgrounds and histories of the paths and useful tourist information; level of difficulty; type of scenery; condition of pavement; availability of food and bathroom; directions and parking. Illustrated, 222 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-684-81400-5. 1996. Order #: SISC8425 paper$11.00.
BIRDS OF CALIFORNIA: a guide to viewing distinctive varieties. (California Traveler Guidebook) by Rich Stallcup.
Catch a glimpse at the feathered friends of ours throughout the state. California is home to more than 500 species - the frequently seen, as well as the unusual, are well described in this book. 48 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-55838-132-5. Order #: AMTR7272 paper$6.95.
CALIFORNIA GHOST TOWN TRAILS. by Mickey Broman & Russ Leadabrand.
Maps and photos guide to 122 ghost towns throughout the state, arranged in 10 regions with history of each site and special features such as cemeteries, buildings, mills, camping. Maps give locations of each site, showing mileages along roads. Photographs, maps, 128 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-935182-21-7. 1985. Order #: GEMG7590 paper$8.95.
CALIFORNIA MARINE FOOD AND GAME FISHES. by John E. Fitch and Robert J. Lavenberg.
Introduces the fish science of ichthyology to help understand California's food and game fishes and tells of fossil fishes in the state's rocks. Then describes each of the fish families--such as surfperch, hake, cod, grunion, mackerel, sea bass, gobies, cabazon, and more. Glossary, drawings and color photos, 179 pages, indexes of common and scientific names..
Inventory = 3. 0-2001831-1. 1971.Order #: UNCA1523 paper$5.95.
#CALIFORNIA ROCKS! a guide to geologic sites in the Golden State. Baylor.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-87842-565-5. Order #: MOPR8690 paper$16.00.
CALIFORNIA TRAIL: the story behind the scenery--voyage of discovery. by Charles H. Dodd.
Follow the gold seekers from the Missouri River to California, land of opportunity. Share their trials and experience their joys through excerpts from emigrant diaries. 9x12, 64 pages, 59 color photos & 28 maps/ diagrams. 1996.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-88714-112-9. 1996. Order #: KCPU4621 paper12.95.
CALIFORNIA WATERFALLS: your key to accessing the state's most spectacular falls. by Ann Marie Brown.
Leads to over 200 of nature's most spectacular scenes in California. Includes tips on finding best falls with swimming holes, easy falls to walk to, backpacking trips to waterfalls, unusual cascades, famous falls of Yosemite Valley as well as ones not well-known. Over 150 photos, 80 maps, 41740 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-57354-07-6. 2000. Order #: PUBW2720 paper$17.95.
CALIFORNIA'S BEST FISHING WATERS: 182 detailed maps of 31 of the best rivers and streams.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-1-932098-49-5.Order #: WIAP9632 paper$29.95.
THE CAÑONS OF THE COLORADO-- the 1869 discovery voyage down the Colorado River. by Major John Wesley Powell.
Note the word cañons in the title would today be spelled canyons but we have preserved the usage from the time when this voyage was made and written about by the major himself. From Wyoming, into Colorado, through Utah, to Arizona and the Grand Canyon, and to Nevada--this was the journey of the "Colorado River Exploring Expedition", what Powell called his group of 9 men and 4 boats as they began charting what was the last major unexplored part of the then United States. The trip was not only scientific in its goals, but it naturally became a grand adventure, with two of their party opting to leave the expedition before attempting a furious cascade, only to be killed by Indians. Much of the land and scenery which they drifted or dashed past is today included in National Park System areas.
Illustrations are by Thomas Moran and others. 64 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-059-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-059-1. Order #: VIST0059 paper$4.95.
DIVING AND DIGGING FOR GOLD. by Hill.
Here is a guide for anyone interested in knowing where and how to find gold, and what equipment to use. Where and how to find, equipment to use in above- and below-water mining, where to sell. Aimed at the beginning or part time prospector, the book contains lists of equipment for gold trips, for diving and mining, do's and don'ts for the field trippers, and hints from old time prospectors and professionals. The information about diving for gold is particularly interesting. 6 photos, 73 drawings, 2 maps, 47p. 48 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 978-0-87961-005-0. Order #: NAGR0971 paper$7.95.
FIELD GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN SEASHORE CREATURES: The Audubon Society. by Norman A. Meinkoth.
Provides 690 full-color pictures to identify each of the seashore creatures featured in this book on all the U.S. and West Indies coasts. Included are crabs, lobsters, sea anemones, sponges, snails, jellyfishes, shrimps, sea stars, and many invertebrates. Covers 660 species in full detail with notes on 220 others. There is an identification chart to the kinds of creatures; text gives habitat, range, and descriptions for each. Color photographs, 812 pack-sized pages, index.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-394-51993-0. 1988. Order #: RAHO2000 vinyl$19.00.
A FIELD GUIDE TO PACIFIC COAST SHELLS. by Percy A. Morris.
How to identify 945 kinds of shells of the Pacific Coast the Gulf of California, and Hawaii--where to find, how to prepare and arrange a collection. 73 plates show photographs of the species, many in two views to aid in identification. Text gives common and scientific names, geographical distribution, habitat, and detailed description for all species including other names, life cycle, and economic importance. Glossary, index, 331 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN:0-395-18322-7. 1966. Order #: HOMI2260 paper$15.95.
A FIELD GUIDE TO PACIFIC COAST FISHES OF NORTH AMERICA. by William N. Eschmeyer, Earl S. Herald, & Howard Hammann.
How to identify 600 saltwater fishes from Alaska to Baja California--where each fish is more likely to be found and how it is usually caught. Which species are important as food. Which of the sharks and rays are considered dangerous. Groups similar species for comparison and pinpoints distinguishing features. Includes depths and bottom types preferred. Over 525 illustrations, (211 color), 350 pages.
Inventory = 11. ISBN: 0-395-33188-9. 1983. Order #: HOMI0601 paper$15.95.
A FIELD GUIDE TO PACIFIC STATES WILDFLOWERS. by Theodore F. Niehaus and Charles L. Ripper.
How to identify the wildflowers that grow from the Pacific Ocean to the Rockies and from British Columbia to Baja California--their field marks and family characteristics ranges, habitats, and flowering seasons. Covers 1,492 species from 77 families, describing and illustrating each while pinpointing the features that distinguish each. Glossaries define plant parts and show leaf shapes and arrangements. Drawings, color plates, 436 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-395-31662-6. 1976. Used; scuffed; pages intact.. Order #: HOMI 1063 paper$11.95.
A FIELD GUIDE TO WESTERN BIRDS: North America west of the 100th meridian, with a section on the birds of the Hawaiian Islands. by Roger Tory Peterson.
Covers over 700 species in this region. Organized buy families and visual characteristics for quick, easy comparison and identification. Additional detail and extra drawings help with similar species, family characteristics, songs and calls, and difficult identifications. More than 1000 paintings with over 500 in color showing males, females, adults, juveniles, and unusual plumages. 335 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-395-13692-X. 1961. Order #: HOMI2660 vinyl$12.95.
A FIELD GUIDE TO WESTERN BIRDS: North America west of the 100th meridian, with a section on the birds of the Hawaiian Islands. by Roger Tory Peterson.
Covers over 700 species in this region. Organized by families and visual characteristics for quick, easy comparison and identification. Additional detail and extra drawings help with similar species, family characteristics, songs and calls, and difficult identifications. More than 1000 paintings with over 500 in color showing males, females, adults, juveniles, and unusual plumages. 335 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-395-13692-X. 1961. Soiled covers; water-wrinkled pages but intact and usable. Order #: HOMI2668 paper$10.95. Note cover.
A FIELD GUIDE TO WESTERN BIRDS: a completely new guide to field marks of all species found in North America west of the 100th meridian and north of Mexico. by Roger Tory Peterson.
Covers over 700 species in this region. Organized by families and visual characteristics for quick, easy comparison and identification. Additional detail and extra drawings help with similar species, family characteristics, songs and calls, and difficult identifications. More than 1000 paintings with over 165 in color showing males, females, adults, juveniles, and unusual plumages. Includes 442 range maps. 432 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-395-13218-X. 1990. Used copy in good shape, minor wear on cover. Order #: HOMI2662 vinyl$20.00.
A FIELD GUIDE TO WESTERN REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS. by Robert C. Stebbins.
Presents field marks of all species in western North America, including Baja California--244 species plus 260 subspecies focusing on the key features needed to identify them. Gives information on how to find reptiles and amphibians, how to study them in the wild or raise them from eggs and care for them at home. Includes 600 illustrations, 256 in color, plus line drawings showing details of anatomy, reproduction, scale arrangement, and life stages--plus 200 range maps of where they occur. 416 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-395-38253-X. 1985. Order #: HOMI2666 vinyl$16.95.
#GEM TRAILS OF CALIFORNIA. by Mitchell.
Presents 93 gem locations throughout the state. Photos, maps 159 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-935182-22-5. Order #: GEMG7589 paper$7.95.
GHOST TOWNS OF CALIFORNIA: remnants of the Mission Days. (California Traveler Guidebook). by Richard Miller.
A ghost town is only as good as the stories about it. The legends of barfights, famous visitors, and big findings of gold are throughout this book. It also has a good map and directions on locating the towns, some of which are "alive" today. 48 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-55838-124-4. Order #: AMTR7578 paper$6.95.
GRASSLANDS: Audubon Society Nature Guide. by Lauren Brown.
Comprehensive field guide to birds, wildflowers, trees, grasses, insects, and other natural wonders of North America's prairies, fields, and meadows. The varied grassland regions of the United States are outlined--talllgrass, desert, intermountain, for instance--with their associated plants and animals. Also in the book individual species are described with their habitats and ranges and a line drawing of each. Color photos show the character of the different grasslands and their flora and fauna. 606 pages, index..
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-394-73121-2. 1985. Order #: RAHO2724 paper$19.95.
GREAT PIERS OF CALIFORNIA: a guided tour. by Jean Femling.
Pier-hopping on the California coast from San Diego to Crescent City offers an array of oceanside wharfs, each having its own personality. History, special features, and beauty of 41 piers on the cost. There is fishing; sight-seeing; dining including feasting on fresh catches of fish, crab, octopus, oysters, and shrimp; boat and ferry tours and fishing outfitters; watching surfers and sunbathers, fish and jellyfish plus other animal life such as gulls, pelicans, cormorants. Maps showing pier locations, photographs, 140 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88496-222-9. Order #: CAPR4314 paper$7.95.
A GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA FRESHWATER FISHES. by
Enhanced by William Crary's 66 species paintings, will assist in identifying and learning about the fish species that inhabit California's waters. Fish are logically grouped into coldwater game fish, warmwater game fish and non-game fish. Each fish gets a detailed and interesting description, along with a first-rate illustration Also habitat photos, maps and diagrams.160 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-87961-254-2 . Order #: NAGR2082 paper$19.95.
HUNTING DIAMONDS IN CALIFORNIA. Hill.
Where to hunt for these gems, how to identify them, locate your claim, and cut them. Illustrated, 80 pages.
Inventory = 4; otherwise out of print. ISBN: 0-911010-96-3. Order #: NAGR5717 paper$5.95.
#LAKES OF CALIFORINA. Baxter.
Capsule descriptions and histories of 27 of the state's principal natural and man-made lakes--Tahoe, Tule, Mono, Shasta, Clear, Tulare, Salton Sea, and more. Photos, maps, 48p. 1972.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. Out of print. Order #: MISC9586 paper$10.00. CHECK STOCK.
THE LAST DAYS OF THE LATE, GREAT STATE OF CALIFORNIA. by Curt Gentry.
What would happen if California did, indeed, fall into the sea during an earthquake? After postulating just such an event, the author considers California in a variety of intriguing episodes revealing inconsistencies and incidents in the social, economic, and cultural aspects of the state and within its regions. "Gentry shows what California is by showing what America would not be without it." 416 pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 0-89174-021-X. Order #: COMS0325 paper$6.95.
FINDER: a guide to mammals of the Pacific Coast states. by Ron Russo & Pam Olhausen.
Identifies mammals by their tracks, skulls, and signs--with pages indexed by prints or tracks, skull or jawbone, droppings, nests/depressions/burrows/mounds, chew/scratch/browse-marks/other signs. Illustrated, maps, 92 pages.
Inventory = 26. ISBN: 0-912550-16-3. 1987. Order #: NASG9536 paper$5.95.
MARINE MAMMALS OF CALIFORNIA. Orr.
Whales, porpoises, dolphins, seals, and sea lions described and identified. Illustrated, 64 pages.
Inventory = 34. ISBN: 0-520-02077-4. Order #: UNCA2096 paper$4.95.
NATIVE AMERICANS OF CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA. Forbes.
Indian-White relations, history, explorers, conquest. 20 photos, 8 drawings, 7 maps, 208p.
Inventory = 4. ISBN: 978-0-87961-119-4. Order #: NAGR0954 paper$16.95.
#OIL AND GAS IN CALIFORNIA: a primer.
California Department of Oil and Gas. Gives history of industry in state, types of deposits, means of extraction. Illus, 41 pages. Circa 1957.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. Order #: MISC9369 paper$10.00.
#PEACE OF MIND IN EARTHQUAKE COUNTRY. Yanev.
How to save your home and life through simple and inexpensive ways by understanding the causes and nature of earthquakes and minimizing their effects. Photos, maps, 304 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-887701-216-4. Order #: CHRO3156 paper$8.95.
PACIFIC COAST FISH: a guide
to marine fish of the Pacific Coast of North America. by Ron Russo, illustrated by Ann Caudle.
Compact guide to marine fish. Put it in your tackle box to id what you catch, or read at home for information about the biology of fish, the marine food chain, and distribution of fish species. Detailed black-and-white illustrations of the fish, plus egg cases of sharks and skates, and shark teeth. Covers the waters off the Pacific Coast, from the Bering Straits to Cabo San Lucas (the southern tip of Baja California). 112 little pages.
Inventory = 14. ISBN: 978-0-912550-19-0. Out of print; we have limited stock. Order #: NASG5065 paper$5.95.
PACIFIC COAST MAMMALS: a guide to
mammals of the Pacific Coast states, their tracks, skulls, and other signs. Russo
Identifies wild mammals, showing animals, skulls, tooth formulas, footprints, droppings, range maps. Ill, 92p.
Inventory = 9. ISBN: 978-0-192550-16-9. Order #: NASG3496 paper$6.95.
PACIFIC INTERTIDAL LIFE: a guide to organisms of rocky
reefs and tide pools of the Pacific Coast. Russo.
Field guide to the plants and animals that live in pools and on rocky reefs along Pacific Coast, from AK to Baja California. Describes intertidal ecology, intertidal zones, and survival strategies of limpets, abalones, sea slugs, anemones, sea urchins, crabs, algae, and sea stars (starfish). 64 little pages. Out-of-print.
Inventory = 12. ISBN: 0-912550-10-4. Order #: NASG0985 paper$5.95.
RAILROADS OF CALIFORNIA: seeing the state by rail. (California Traveler
Guidebook). Describes 38 rail lines and facilities such as museums and scenic rides including index map. 48 pages, color illustrations, contacts.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-1-55838-121-6. Order #: AMTR7582 paper$6.95.
ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF
NORTHERN & CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. by David D. Alt & Donald W. Hyndman.
Twenty-five years after writing the groundbreaking Roadside Geology of Northern California, David Alt and Donald W. Hyndman have written an entirely new book--with expanded coverage, new photos and maps, and the latest interpretations of California's turbulent rocks. Geologic road guides include tours of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, Kings Canyon National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, and the San Francisco Bay area. Learn about earthquake prediction, gold mining, pillow basalts, cinder cones, and more with this book as your guide. Illustrated, 384 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87842-370-6. Order #: MOPR9043 paper$20.00.
ROADSIDE HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA. by Ruth
"An exceptional guide for curious, history-conscious travelers." —Midwest Book Review. Author Ruth Pittman writes with graceful ease and contagious enthusiasm about the missions, the gold rush, the rich cultural diversity, and issues as old as California--water, social programs, the environment, and more. 430 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-87842-318-7. Order #: MOPR9051 paper$20.00.
RUSH FOR RICHES: gold fever and the making of California. by J. S. Holliday.
Here is the story of California's founding era--four decades of the 19th century that shaped the state perhaps for all time to come. Describes transformation from the quietude of a Mexican hinterland to the forefront of entrepreneurial capitalism. The book recreates the masculine world of mining camps and rough cities, gold mining from treasure hunt to vast industry, the plunder of virgin rivers and vast forests, and feats of engineering of breathtaking scope. Tells of the ambitious persons who brought the transcontinental railroad, of timber barons, gamblers, and farmers and how the latter contested some of the former to ensure their place. Nearly 250 illustrations, 100 in color, and many of historical character, maps, 355 large-format pages, index. Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-520-21402-1. 1999. Order #: UNCA2719 paper$35.00.
THE THOUSAND-MILE SUMMER. by Colin Fletcher.
Spell-binding account of journey on foot through California from Mexico to Oregon, via Death Valley and the High Sierra and past Mount Shasta. Experiences along the way are described as though they are happening to the reader, such as watching one's hat fly away in the wind,. fly-fishing in a little meadow-creek, talking with folks along the way, moonlight on treetops above camp.. 244 pages, map of route. This is a smaller "paperback" version
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-3911-74631-7. 1981. Vintage edition. Order #: RAHO7440 paper$7.95.
THE THOUSAND-MILE SUMMER. by Colin Fletcher.
Spell-binding account of 1963 journey on foot through California from Mexico to Oregon, via Death Valley and the High Sierra and past Mount Shasta. Experiences along the way are described as though they are happening to the reader, such as watching one's hat fly away in the wind,. fly-fishing in a little meadow-creek, talking with folks along the way, moonlight on treetops ave camp. Photographs, 219 pages, map of route. This is larger 6x9 "trade paper" version.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-8310-7154-0. 1982. Howell-North Books edition. Order #: HOHO1026 paper$9.95.
THE WAY WE LIVED: California Indian reminiscences, stories, and songs. Edited with Commentary by Malcolm Margolin.
Legends from California tribes that portray their concepts of nature and social order. Captures the vitality and continuance of native culture in California, ranging from love songs to death chants, legends to oral histories. Photos, 209 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-930588-55-7. Order #: HEYD2149 paper$16.95.
UNDERWATER CALIFORNIA. by Wheeler J. North.
Guide to diving spots and habitats plus marine plants and animals, techniques for underwater photography. Tells of life communities and species identification. Points out noteworthy characteristics of accessible diving locations. Explains ecological relationships such as among sea otters, sea urchins, and kelp beds. Drawings, color plates, 280 pages, index.
Inventory = 4. ISBN: 0-520-03039-7. 1976. Order #: UNCA1551 paper$5.95.
WESTERN TREES. by George A. Petrides & Olivia Petrides.
Covers 387 species--all the native trees of western North America plus introduced species that have escaped from cultivation. Provides descriptions and rage maps with keys that give step-by-step clues to identifying even leafless trees. Trees are arranged in six groups according to leaf patterns and other conspicuous characteristics. 47 painted color plates show leaves, flowers, and other distinctive features of each tree, emphasizing details that may not show clearly in a photograph, 308 pages, index. A Peterson Field Guide.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-395-46729-2. 1992. Order #: HOMI2695 paper$15.95.
WHALE PRIMER. Theodore J. Walker.
Natural history of whales, especially California Gray Whale. Contents include migration routes, feeding, whale evolution, reproduction, life span, relatives and whale types, whale senses and intelligence, social habits and enemies, whale watching, protections. Photos, 60 pages.
Inventory = 8. ISBN: 978-0-912550- .Order #: CABR0243 paper$4.95.
WHALE WATCHING AND TIDEPOOLS: a guide to California marine life. (California Traveler Guidebook).
by Gregory Lee.
To say California has an abundant marine life is an understatement. More than 1,100 miles of shoreline provides ample opportunity to spot whales and other water creatures. This book provides information on popular public locations and quiet locales, too. 48 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-55838-123-6. Order #: AMTR7583 paper$6.95.
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