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Bay Area Wild, A Celebration of the Natural Heritage of the San Francisco Bay Area [signed by photographers]

Rowell, Galen (text and photographs); Sewell, Michael (photographs); Brower, David R. (foreword)

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ISBN 10: 0871568829 / ISBN 13: 9780871568823
Published by Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 1997
Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover
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223 pages; black cloth boards with gilt spine titles; decorative endpapers; signed by both photographers to half title page; full color photographs throughout; full color pictorial dust jacket, not price-clipped; minimal wear to boards; minor surface blemishes to jacket; a very good plus to near fine copy in a very good to very good plus jacket; lovely example of this celebration of the wealth of wildlands beauty within the greater Bay Area of California. Bookseller Inventory # X00389

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Title: Bay Area Wild, A Celebration of the Natural ...

Publisher: Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Synopsis:

A collection of 172 color photographs covering coastline, redwood forests, wildflower meadows, river deltas, wetlands, animals, and mountain ridges document some of the parks and preserves of the area. Brief captions identify each photo's content; notes on the taking of each photo are at the back. Not much text; no scholarly trappings. Includes a list of Bay Area environmental contacts. 10x10.5" Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Hunted for their meat and hides, Tule elk disappeared from much of California in the wake of the Gold Rush of 1849. Many varieties of waterfowl, grasses, fish, and reptiles once lived in tidal wetlands now swallowed up by metropolitan growth. Yet the elk are back in small numbers after a herd was reintroduced on the Point Reyes Peninsula; wetlands are being restored; and the area around San Francisco is benefiting from a growing awareness that its natural wealth has been needlessly squandered--and that something can be done about it. Wildlife photographers Galen Rowell and Michael Sewell document this story in a wonderful collection of plates, backed by a well-written, informative text.

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