Classic scenes of many of California's spectacular natural features are reproduced onto full-page color plates in this oversized volume (11x11.75"). The short text preceding each section describes the conservation history of the area. An appendix lists conservation organizations. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)Mbi Pub Co
California Wild celebrates the beauty of the Golden State, interprets its natural wonders, and inspires you to care for this remarkable place with joy, foresight, and stewardship. With a blend of natural history, evocative writing, informative passages, and personal experience, writer Tim Palmer brings this spectacular landscape to life. His photographs, and those of Terry Donnelly and Mary Liz Austin, take you to some of the most spectacular landscapes in America. While much of the California landscape has been changed in the past several generations, much still remains undeveloped. This book captures the spirit of that wildness and reminds us that the exquisite workings of nature are essential to all of life. "California Wild" takes you on a tour of mountains and forests, deserts and seashores, grasslands, lakes, and rivers. You’ll experience this great state in all seasons, and you’ll share incomparable views from the highest mountaintop down to the Pacific surf at sea level. Finally, Palmer tells you about the California Wild Heritage Campaign and the efforts of thousands of people to protect wild land and rivers, which still reveal the force of nature in all its glory About the Author/Photographers: Tim Palmer has written more than a dozen books about the American landscape and its rivers, including "The Columbia", which received the National Outdoor Book Award. Terry Donnelly and Mary Liz Austin’s images appear in numerous magazines as well as in books and calendars. The trio teamed up for Voyageur Press’s "Oregon: Preserving the Spirit and Beauty of Our Land."
With one chapter addressing each of the seven regions, California Wild takes readers on a tour of mountains and forests, deserts and seashores, grasslands, lakes, and rivers. Readers will see this great state in all seasons, and will share incomparable views from the highest mountaintop down to sea level at the Pacific surf. Finally, Palmer informs readers about the California Wild Heritage Campaign and the efforts of thousands of people to protect wild land and rivers that continue to reveal the force of nature in all its glory.