Introduction To Water In California

Author: David Carle
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520240865
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Introduction To Water In California

Author: David Carle
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520962893
Size: 20,94 MB
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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 Water In California

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Introduction To Fire In California

Author: David Carle
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520255771
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“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

Evapotranspiration And Water Shed Research As Related To Riparian And Phreatophyte Management

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The purpose of this abstract bibliography is to bring together published information that will help land managers and research workers to: (1) Evaluate relations of vegetation to water loss and (2) estimate the probable effect of water yield on manipulating vegetation.

Material Dreams

Author: Kevin Starr
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019507260X
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Kevin Starr is the foremost chronicler of the California dream and indeed one of the finest narrative historians writing today on any subject. The first two installments of his monumental cultural history, "Americans and the California Dream," have been hailed as "mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting)" (The New York Times Book Review) and "rich in details and alive with interesting, and sometimes incredible people" (Los Angeles Times). Now, in Material Dreams, Starr turns to one of the most vibrant decades in the Golden State's history, the 1920s, when some two million Americans migrated to California, the vast majority settling in or around Los Angeles. In a lively and eminently readable narrative, Starr reveals how Los Angeles arose almost defiantly on a site lacking many of the advantages required for urban development, creating itself out of sheer will, the Great Gatsby of American cities. He describes how William Ellsworth Smyth, the Peter the Hermit of the Irrigation Crusade, the self-educated, Irish engineer William Mulholland (who built the main aquaducts to Los Angeles), and George Chaffey (who diverted the Colorado River, transforming desert into the lush Imperial Valley) brought life-supporting water to the arid South. He examines the discovery of oil, the boosters and land developers, the evangelists (such as Bob Shuler, the Methodist Savanarola of Los Angeles, and Aimee Semple McPherson), and countless other colorful figures of the period. There are also fascinating sections on the city's architecture the impact of the automobile on city planning, the Hollywood film community, the L.A. literati, and much more. By the end of the decade, Los Angeles had tripled in population and become the fifth largest city in the nation. In Material Dreams, Starr captures this explosive growth in a narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose.

Legal Titles To Mining Claims And Water Rights In California

Author: Gregory Yale
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Introduction To The Natural History Of Southern California

Author: Edmund Carroll Jaeger
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520006010
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Introduction To Air In California

Author: David Carle
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520939554
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What is air? Why is the sky blue? Why do people react favorably to mountain or sea air? How does desert air differ from the air of California's Central Valley? How is air pollution affecting plants and animals? This book approaches this fascinating topic by recognizing the overwhelming role played by humans in the story of California's air.

Introduction To Earth Soil And Land In California

Author: David Carle
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520258282
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This volume is an exploration of the soil in the state of California, discussing how soil ecosystems function, what lives in the soil, and an examination of various soil types -- featuring 92 color photographs and 18 maps. The author describes the relationship between humans and the land, and investigates the various uses and abuses that land in California endures -- large scale agriculture, mining, and development, as well as fires, floods, and erosion. The guide also details the history of land use in the state. Among many topics, the author has included information on: California's wildlands, farmland, cities, and landfills; California's ecological footprint on planet Earth; and the many different life forms found in soil, including bacteria, fungi, insects, and mammals.