Field Guides, Links, and Literature
Recommended Field Guides:
Peter Alden, Fred Heath. National Audubon Society Field Guide to California.
California Native Plant Society publications
California Natural History Guides publications
Bauer, Nancy. California Wildlife Habitat Garden: How to Attract Bees, Butterflies, Birds and Other Animals.
Mark Elbroch, Michael Raymond Kresky. Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California.
Obi Kaufmann. The California Field Atlas.
Kavanagh and Leung, California Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals. Waterford Press. 2016.
Tim Palmer. Field Guide to California Rivers.
California Natural History Guides (UC Press)
California Native Plant Society at www.cnps.org
This list includes scientists and artists, activists and educators who have contributed, among many others, to the establishment and development of environment and ecology movements, and our expanding understanding both of the complex relationships in nature and of the interaction between nature and human nature.
Their perspectives, discoveries and creativity reveal why “the wild” and “wildlife” are fundamentally necessary to the survival of life on earth and crucial to the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of all of life’s creatures.
Mary Austin - The Land of Little Rain
Rachel Carson - Silent Spring
Susan Fenimore Cooper - Rural Hours
Laura Cunningham - A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Nature and Other Selected Essays
Elizabeth Kolbert - The Sixth Extinction
John Muir - My First Summer In The Sierra / The Mountains of California
Margaret W. Owings - Voice from the Sea: Reflections on Wildlife and Wilderness
Paul Shepard - Man and The Landscape
Gary Snyder - Turtle Island
Henry David Thoreau - Walden
E.O. Wilson - The Diversity of Life / The Creation: An Appeal To Save The Eart