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Tables of Contents for A Field Guide to California and Pacific Northwest Forests
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Editor's Note
v
2
Acknowledgments
vii
2
Preface
ix
 
1. HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
1
14
2. FOREST ECOLOGY
15
35
Essay: Plant-Herbivore Wars
37
13
3. LIFE ZONES
50
10
4. WIDESPREAD WESTERN MAMMALS AND BIRDS
60
38
Essay: Elk and Sexual Selection
61
5
Essay: Pale Rump Patches
66
2
Essay: Antlers and Horns
68
7
Essay: The Selfish Herd and the Solitary Hunter
75
3
Essay: Old World and New World Vultures: A Convergence
78
14
Plate 1. Widespread Western Mammals
92
2
Plate 2. Widespread Birds of Open Areas
94
2
Plate 3. Widespread Forest Birds
96
2
5. SIERRA NEVADA FORESTS
98
64
MID-ELEVATION PINE FOREST
103
21
Giant Sequoia Grove
111
10
Essay: Why So Many Kinds of Chipmunks?
121
3
MONTANE FIR FOREST
124
8
Essay: Bird Space
131
1
SUBALPINE FOREST
132
12
SAGEBRUSH-PINYON FOREST
144
8
Essay: From Sierra to Cordillera
149
3
Plate 4. Sierra Nevada Mid-elevation Pine Forest
152
2
Plate 5. Giant Sequoia Grove
154
2
Plate 6. Sierra Nevada/Montane Fir Forests
156
2
Plate 7. Sierra Nevada Subalpine Forest
158
2
Plate 8. Animals of Timberline-Alpine Tundra
160
2
6. CALIFORNIA FORESTS
162
72
CALIFORNIA OAK-PINE WOODLAND AND SAVANNA
164
12
Essay: California's Cooperative Woodpecker
174
2
CALIFORNIA CHAPARRAL
176
9
CALIFORNIA COASTAL FOREST AND SCRUB
185
14
Essay: California's Unique Flora
197
2
CALIFORNIA RIPARIAN FOREST
199
8
REDWOOD FOREST
207
7
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DESERT SCRUB
214
7
Essay: Ancient Western Forests and the Sands of Time
218
3
MOJAVE DESERT JOSHUATREE FOREST
221
3
Plate 9. California Oak-Pine Woodland and Savanna
224
2
Plate 10. California Chaparral
226
2
Plate 11. California Coastal Forest and Scrub
228
2
Plate 12. California Riparian Forest
230
2
Plate 13. Redwood Forest
232
2
7. PACIFIC NORTHWEST FORESTS
234
86
NORTHWEST OAK-PINE FOREST
237
6
TEMPERATE RAIN FOREST
243
18
Essay: Temperate Rain Forest, Tropical Rain Forest, and Biodiversity
260
1
DOUGLAS-FIR FOREST
261
15
Essay: The Logging Controversy
270
6
NORTHWEST RIPARIAN FOREST
276
9
SUBALPINE EVERGREEN FOREST
285
8
NORTHWEST SUBALPINE MEADOWS
293
11
Essay: Succession on Mount St. Helens
301
3
Plate 14. Northwest Oak-Pine Forest
304
2
Plate 15. Temperate Rain Forest I
306
2
Plate 16. Temperate Rain Forest II
308
2
Plate 17. Douglas-fir Forest
310
2
Plate 18. Northwest Riparian Forest I
312
2
Plate 19. Northwest Riparian Forest II
314
2
Plate 20. Subalpine Evergreen Forest
316
2
Plate 21. Northwest Subalpine Meadows
318
2
8. BOREAL FORESTS OF CANADA AND ALASKA
320
29
BOREAL SPRUCE-FIR FOREST
322
9
BOREAL BOG
331
5
TIMBERLINE-ARCTIC TUNDRA
336
6
Plate 22. Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest I
342
2
Plate 23. Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest II
344
5
References
349
3
Index
352