Introduction To Water In California
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📒Introduction To Water In California ✍ David Carle
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📒Introduction To Water In California ✍ David Carle
✏Introduction to Water in California Book Summary : This thoroughly engaging, concise book tells the story of California's most precious resource, tracing the journey of water in the state from the atmosphere to the snowpack to our faucets and foods. Along the way, we learn much about California itself as the book describes its rivers, lakes, wetlands, dams, and aqueducts and discusses the role of water in agriculture, the environment, and politics. Essential reading in a state facing the future with an overextended water supply, this fascinating book shows that, for all Californians, every drop counts. New to this updated edition: * Additional maps, figures, and photos * Expanded coverage of potential impacts to precipitation, snowpack, and water supply from climate change * Updated information about the struggle for water management and potential solutions * New content about sustainable groundwater use and regulation, desalination, water recycling, stormwater capture, and current proposals for water storage and diversion *Additional table summarizing water sources for 360 California cities and towns
📒Introduction To Fire In California ✍ David Carle
✏Introduction to Fire in California Book Summary : "Carle does an excellent job of telling complex social, biological, and physical stories in a way that makes them not only accessible, but also interesting."--Neil G. Sugihara, coeditor of Fire in California's Ecosystems "A welcome contribution to the California Natural History Guides series that integrates the natural and cultural history of fire in California in an engaging style."--James K. Agee, author of Steward's Fork and Fire Ecology of Pacific Northwest Forests
📒Traveling The 38th Parallel ✍ David Carle
✏Traveling the 38th Parallel Book Summary : Between extremes of climate farther north and south, the 38th North parallel line marks a temperate, middle latitude where human societies have thrived since the beginning of civilization. It divides North and South Korea, passes through Athens and San Francisco, and bisects Mono Lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada, where authors David and Janet Carle make their home. Former park rangers, the authors set out on an around-the-world journey in search of water-related environmental and cultural intersections along the 38th parallel. This book is a chronicle of their adventures as they meet people confronting challenges in water supply, pollution, wetlands loss, and habitat protection. At the heart of the narrative are the riveting stories of the passionate individuals—scientists, educators, and local activists—who are struggling to preserve some of the world's most amazing, yet threatened, landscapes. Traveling largely outside of cities, away from well-beaten tourist tracks, the authors cross Japan, Korea, China, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Greece, Sicily, Spain, Portugal, the Azores Islands, and the United States—from Chesapeake Bay to San Francisco Bay. The stories they gather provide stark contrasts as well as reaffirming similarities across diverse cultures. Generously illustrated with maps and photos, Traveling the 38th Parallel documents devastating environmental losses but also inspiring gains made through the efforts of dedicated individuals working against the odds to protect these fragile places.
📒A Summary Of Knowledge Of The Southern California Coastal Zone And Offshore Areas Physical Environment ✍ Southern California Ocean Studies Consortium
✏A Summary of Knowledge of the Southern California Coastal Zone and Offshore Areas Physical environment Book Summary :
📒An Introduction To California Plant Life ✍ Robert Ornduff
✏An Introduction to California Plant Life Book Summary : "The unique plant and biological communities in California make it a marvel on world scale, and a continuing source of interest and delight. This fine revised volume provides an introduction that should allow all Californians to understand better the special features of the place where they live. Packed with new information, this revised guide will delight both the well informed and the novice."--Peter Raven, Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden
📒Water Contamination And Health ✍ Rhoda G.M. Wang
✏Water Contamination and Health Book Summary : This volume examines every potential means of exposure to water contaminants, provides in-depth discussions on toxicology, and explains up-to-date techniques for evaluating human health risk. It develops a methodology for assessing the cumulative absorbed dose of contaminants through all routes of exposure, including ingestion, inhalation and dermal. Federal and state efforts to monitor and treat water are examined.
📒Introduction To The Natural History Of Southern California ✍ Edmund Carroll Jaeger
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📒Introduction To California Chaparral ✍ Ronald D. Quinn
✏Introduction to California Chaparral Book Summary : This book will introduce general readers to the plants and animals associated with chaparral and review for biologists and land managers its natural history, ecology, and management challenges.
📒California Dairies Protecting Water Quality ✍ Patricia L. Ristow
✏California Dairies Protecting Water Quality Book Summary : This handy guide is a primer for consultants, local agencies, and lending institutions that summarizes practical approaches and technologies that have been implemented by progressive dairy producers to protect surface and groundwater quality. Since each dairy is different, practices must be tailored to each situation. This guide discusses three types of dairies – dairies with irrigated cropland, dairies with non-irrigated pasture and hay fields, and dairies with limited cropland – and outlines a variety of management measures for each. It also summarizes four critical components that progressive dairy producers have successfully implemented to protect water quality.