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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Heyday; 1st edition (October 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597142948
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597142946
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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''California Bees and Blooms is a wonderfully entertaining and instructive contribution to our understanding of the biological diversity found in gardens. The book's comprehensive treatment of bees reaches far beyond California's boundaries. Equally important is the discussion of plants, worthy of a book in itself and useful to any gardener seeking to enhance his or her gardening pleasure. The copious drawings and photographs illustrate every aspect of the text, making this a book that gardeners can rely upon for years.'' --Eric Grissell, author of Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology

About the Author

Gordon W. Frankie is a professor and research entomologist at the University of California, Berkeley. His specialty is behavioral ecology of solitary bees in wildland, agricultural, and urban environments of California and Costa Rica, and he is particularly involved with questions of how people relate to bees and their plants in these environments, and how to raise human awareness about bee-plant relationships. Dr. Frankie also teaches conservation and environmental problem solving at UC Berkeley.
Robbin W. Thorp is a professor emeritus of entomology at the University of California, Davis. He retired in 1994 after thirty years of teaching, research, and mentoring graduate students. He continues to conduct research on pollination biology and ecology, systematics, biodiversity, and conservation of bees, especially bumble bees. He has special interests in native bees of the vernal pool ecosystem.
Rollin E. Coville received his Ph.D. in entomology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978 and for more than twenty-five years has been deeply involved with photographing insects and spiders. He also has a strong interest in the biology and behavior of Hymenoptera and has published papers on Trypoxylon wasps and Centris bees.
Barbara Ertter is Curator of Western North American Botany at the University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley. Primary research interests include western floristics (including the East Bay), systematics of several members of the rose family (e.g., Potentilla, Ivesia, Rosa), and the history of western botany. Significant publications include an updated edition of The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Mount Diablo, California (2002, with M. L. Bowerman), Annotated Checklist of the East Bay Flora (2nd edition, 2013, with L. Naumovich), and treatments of Potentilla, Ivesia, Horkelia, Rosa, and related genera for The Jepson Manual, Vascular Plants of California (2nd edition, 2012) and Flora of North America (pending). She currently lives in Boise, Idaho.

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By JustAMember on October 20, 2014
Format: Paperback
Just got my copy of California Bees & Blooms and I love it! I have found a new interest in local bees and this guide is now an excellent addition to my small but growing library. This book offers great value at a very competitive price, has many outstanding photos, includes tips for photographers, illustrations, and even addes a section on plants.
I recommend this book to anyone.
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