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Neither a gardening book nor a field guide, “California’s Wild Gardens showcases the splendid abundance of California’s native plants in their natural settings…The book offers a close-up look at more than one hundred special sites in the state, highlighting their distinctive ecology…spectacular color photographs and lively writing…Like the best travel guides, it will inspire its readers to further explore California’s natural heritage.  In addition to illuminating California’s botanical bounty, this book discusses threats facing the state’s flora and describes protection efforts now under way.” – Publisher’s Description

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A book for adults about Beatrix Potter. See the new movie Miss Potter, starring Renee Zellweger, and then read “…this remarkable biography…an exploration of the life and times of a woman who is a household name on several continents, but whose personal life and significant and environmental accomplishments remain largely unknown.” – Library Journal

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“This 224-page title ventures into the secret realm of cetaceans, where whales are sovereigns of the deep, and playful dolphins merrily hold court. Informative essays look at all matters cetacean, from their renowned intelligence to the history of whaling.” – www.powells.com

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