<DIV>"The Nature of California offers an agreeable overview of animals and plants casual hikers and campers are likely to encounter ... a useful book to keep with the picnic supplies or camping gear."
- LA Times
"With so many detailed guides in print, it would be tempting to overlook this book, yet it fills a valuable niche. Small and light, [it features] lovely color illustrations of several hundred species of plants, mammals, reptiles, fish and birds."
- San Francisco Chronicle
"A useful and informative guide ... this is a user-friendly book with an excellent introduction." --Books of the Southwest Review
About the Author
Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.