"Saltwater Fishes of Central California" is an easy-to-use 12-panel identification guide to 64 common and notable nearshore and offshore saltwater fishes that inhabit the diverse central coast of California from Monterey Bay to Santa Barbara/Point Conception. The highly detailed and scientifically accurate full-color illustrations are accompanied by concise text that highlights common and scientific names, maximum length, key features, and habitat typical of the species. This handy guide is durable, light weight, weather proof and easily fits into a pocket, glove compartment, backpack, tackle box, or boat console. Anglers, naturalists, students, teachers, and divers alike will find it to be an excellent resource in the office, at home, in the classroom, in the field, or out on the water. Dimensions: 4"x9" folded; 9"x24.5" unfolded Laminated for repeated, waterproof use
Historical Geography of Crop Plants is devoted to a variety of staple and food crops, as well as fodder, fiber, timber, rubber, and other crops. The origins and histories of many of these crops have been clarified only recently by new research. The book has been arranged alphabetically by family and higher taxa for easy reference. Within families, species and cultivars are listed chronologically and geographically. The taxonomy and geography of probable wild progenitors have been outlined, and archeological evidence (when available) and historical evidence on region and domestication are traced. The subsequent evolution and spread of many domesticated species are examined, and the reasons behind the diversity in crop histories are explored. Historical Geography of Crop Plants will be a useful reference for botanists, economic botanists, ethnobiologists, agronomists, geographers, and others interested in the subject.