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Sierra Nevada Natural History

Postby rlown » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:03 pm

So.. I was looking up Carp and Sierra sucker (thanks, Mike), and I found this little tidbit as well:

http://books.google.com/books?id=6h4q4d ... &q&f=false

Not sure if this is the right place to post it, but... It does look interesting covering flora and fauna. Some pics but mostly descriptions of "things" Sierra. You can get to the other pages not previewed, but I didn't try to hard. You have the reference to the book and get creative.

Apologize if this has already been referenced.

Russ



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Re: Sierra Nevada Natural History

Postby oldranger » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:26 am

Russ,

When a backcountry ranger I used to carry an earlier version of Storer and Usinger along with Medicine for Mountaineering on all my travels. One for obvious reasons and the other for in the unlikely :^o case I did not know the answer to a visitor's question I would have a ready reference. Added a little weight but I was younger then.

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Re: Sierra Nevada Natural History

Postby seniorstinky » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:11 pm

Excellent book. It was a required text for a field biology class I took. I never leave home without it now. It covers tidbits of the geological history and has most flora, fauna, and fungi in it. I picked it up at Barnes and Noble for about $15 if my memory serves me correctly. Although, for identifying plants and animals I wouldn't recommend this book. It is more of a reference resource instead of identification. I recommend the John Muir Laws field guide for identifying things.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Natural History

Postby Cross Country » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:23 pm

I took a class (like I needed a class) and got some college credit. Other than Ed classes this was my favorite.
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