The Habitat Garden Book: Wildlife Landscaping for the San Francisco Bay Region  
     by Nancy Bauer.  
Learn how to create an inviting habitat for butterflies, birds, bees, dragonflies and other beneficial insects. Features: - Habitat garden basics , - Host plants for Common Butterflies , - Butterfly habitat basics , - Good butterfly plants , - Bird habitat basics , - Good plants for bird habitat , - Friendly insect predators pollinators , - Insects are the balance , - Dragonfly ponds , - Bugs are messengers , - Habitat heroes , - Growing natives , - Habitat gardening help. "A delightful little guide to help you transform your own backyard, patio, or community site into a healthy home for a wondrous array of fascinating creatures". ISBN# 0-9707445-0-1 , softbound (laminated cover), 56 pages, 8.5" X 5.5"; Coyote Ridge Press.  2001.  



Molecular Systematics


          edited by David M. Hills, Craig Moritz, and Barbara K. Mable


Arrangements of most chapters follow a standard format which works very well.  The principles involved in the analysis are discussed at length, then the laboratory techniques with extensive protocols and diagrams, then sections on interpretation and trouble shooting, and finally appendices, including standard solutions.  Again depending on the readers familiarity with the subject areas, these sections need not be read in order.  In many chapters, the most detailed and best illustrated aspects are the laboratory protocols and the diagrams of apparati.  A must for those interested in understanding molecular systematics; 655 pages, 7 ¼ x 10, paperback, Sinauer Associates, Inc., 1996.





Tree Diseases


Trees Diseases; Second Edition.  Insects that feed on Trees and Shrubs


          by Warren T. Johnson and Howard H. Lyon


This comprehensive handbook, acclaimed when it was first published in 1976 as “one of the most useful reference manuals on diagnostic entomology yet produced” has been revised and expanded for the second time to reflect recent advances in technology and the wealth of new information affecting the “Green Industry”.  Augmented with 241 full-color plants, it gives the essential IPM (Integrated Pest Management) facts about more than 950 species of insects, mites, and other animals that injure wood ornamental plants in the United States and Canada, and provides means of quick visual identification of both the pests and the damage they cause.  Each full-page color plate is a multipicture composite showing the pest at various stages of its life cycle as well as typical injuries to the host plant.  The facing text describes the characteristics of the plant disorder and the geographic distribution and basic biology of the pest;. 574 pages, 247 color plates, 18 illustrations, Hardcover, 9 x 12, Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press, 1991, Second Edition.





Trees Disease, and Disorders:  causes, biology, and control in forest and amenity trees


          by Heinz Butin.  edited by David Lonsdale from a translation  by R. G. Strouts


This concise and accurate diagnostic guide to the diseases and disorder that affect both forest and amenity trees in Europe (and some other continents as well) will be invaluable in many studies, from pest control and forestry to landscape management and plant pathology.  The book is organized by specific tree disorders; separate chapters deal with leaf diseases, bark damage, growth abnormalities, and other disorders.   Each chapter explores causal agents both external and botanical,  the biology and economic significance of these factors, and ideas on prevention and control of disease; 264 pages, 2 charts, 123 illustrations, Oxford University Press, 1995.





Diseases of Trees and Shrubs


          by Wayne A. Sinclair, Howard H. Lyon, and Warren T. Johnson


This long-needed and generously illustrated volume surveys diseases of, and environmental damage to, forest and shade trees and woody ornamental plants in the United States and Canada.  An authoritative reference, it is also a reliable diagnostic aid that focuses on what can be seen with the unaided eye or with a hand lens.  Each of the 247 color plates faces a page of explanatory text covering the biology and ecology of the disease-causing agents (pathogens), a list of key references, and, in some cases, black-and-white illustrations of pathogens.  The color plates contain more than 1700 illustrations of the diseases and injuries that some 350 biological agents and environmental factors cause to more than 250 species of plants.  If you are a professional or amateur horticulturist working with ornamental trees and shrubs or if you are a forester, professional botanist, plant or forest pathologist, or mycologist who works with diseases of trees, you will want these books.  These are the most useful tools we have ever seen for identifying insects that affect wood plants or for identifying pathogens that causes diseases of trees.  For those times when you can’t quite place the insect into a group or the pathogen into a group, there’s a carefully done index according to the host plant; 574 pages, 247 color plates, 18 illustrations, Hardcover, 9 x 12, Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press, 1991.







Trees and Shrubs of California  
     by John D. Stuart and John O. Sawyer. Illustrations: Andrea J. Pickart
This is the first book to combine the trees and shrubs of California in one accessible field guide. Trees and Shrubs of California identifies and describes native California tree species and most common shrub species.
This user-friendly field guide minimizes technical terms and includes a checklist, making it an invaluable resource on California's profuse vegetation. 40 color illustrations, 212 line drawings, 314 maps, 3 tables. 2001 UCPress. 500pp. 4.5" X 8

Trees of North America and Europe


          by Roger Phillips


This photographic guide to more than 500 trees, both native and cultivated, is a sequel to Phillips' wildflower book. The first part is a series of photographs of isolated leaves. The second consists of descriptions of the trees, including where each is native, its use, height, and flowering time, and colored photographs of twigs showing leaves, flowers, and fruits or cones. Silhouette drawings show the shape of the entire tree; 224 pages, 81/2 x 111/2, Pan Books, Ltd./Random House, 1978.





Trees of the Northern United States and Canada


          by John Laird Farrar


More than 300 species of conifer and broadleaf trees found in the upper United States (Virginia to northern California) and Canada can be readily identified with this full-color guide.  Entries for individual trees include:  color photographs of the tree and its major features; germane sketches and descriptions of leaves, buds, twigs, seeds, pods, fruit, flowers, bark, wood, size and form, habitat, and reproduction; 512 pages, 6 ½ x 9 ¾ Hardcover, Iowa State University Press, 1995.




The Redwood Forest : History, Ecology, and Conservation of the Coast Redwoods.  
              Editor: Reed F. Noss. Sponsor: Save-the-Redwoods League
The Redwood Forest, written in support of Save-the-Redwood League's master plan, provides scientific guidance for saving the redwood forest by bringing together in a single volume the latest insights from conservation biology along with new information from data-gathering techniques such as GIS and remote sensing. It presents the most current findings on the geologic and cultural history, natural history, ecology, management, and conservation of the flora and fauna of the redwood ecosystem.  ISBN: 1-55963-726-9,  Paperback, 6 x 9", 366 Pages. Tables, Figures , Appendices , Index. Island Press Publisher. 2000.  
Vascular plants-ferns and sedges

The Fern Guide: an introductory guide to the ferns, clubmosses, quillworts and horsetails of the British Isles


          by James Merryweather and Michael Hill


AIDGAP Publications





A random-access guide to the Sedges of the British Isles using a microcomputer


          by Colin Legg


AIDGAP Publications




Vascular Plants-Flowers

Living with Plants: A Gardener's Guide to Practical Botany


          by Donna N. Schumann


Written for students in college, adult-education, or high school classes in gardening and horticulture, and for the home gardener. Emphasizes the WHY of gardening techniques by presenting in a cheerful and informal style the botanical basis of the methods used to grow plants. Numerous drawings add to the beauty and utility of the book. While designed for the beginner, the book contains much detailed and specific information which would be of use even to experienced gardeners; 325 pages, 7 x 81/2, MRP, 1980.





Vascular Plant Families


          by James P. Smith, Jr.


A textbook for students in plant taxonomy. Treats the vascular plants of North America with emphasis on the flora of the United States. All families with native species are included, plus some selected exotic families of economic or ornamental importance. Summarizes recognition characters for each family. Tables and charts compare important features of different families. Profusely illustrated with 109 plates of line drawings by Kathryn Simpson. Used as a text by over 100 colleges and universities; 320 pages, 7 x 81/2, MRP, 1977.





Keys to the Families and Genera of Vascular Plants in Northwest California


          by James P. Smith, Jr., and John O Sawyer, Jr.


Covers the area from Oregon to the southern border of Mendocino County, and from the coast to Redding.  Includes not only all native genera but also introduced ones.  Includes keys based on reproductive characters, as well as keys to conifers and broad-leaved woody plants based on vegetative features.  Also includes notes on habitat and salient features of each plant.  Revised with family descriptions, information on toxicity and eligibility and uses of plants added.  New to this 5th edition are a glossary and an index to genera and common names as well as highlighting of sensitive species; spiral bound, 116 pages, 81/2 x 11, MRP, 1993.





British Water Plants


          by  S. M. Haslam C. A Sinker, and P. A. Wolseley


Another of the AIDGAP publications (see pg. 21), this is a simple but comprehensive guide to all the larger freshwater plants.  Enables the non‑specialist to identify these plants when they are not in flower; b. & w. illus., 1982.




Wildflower Walks and Roads of the Sierra Gold Country
     by Toni Fauver
This beautifully illustrated guide shows and tells you what you need to know to locate and identify the hundreds of native plants that grow and thrive in California's historic Gold Country. The author, who has been conducting wildflower classes and hikes here and abroad for many years, now shares her knowledge about the Sierra Nevada foothills, and reveals the locations of her favorite viewing spots. Toni Fauver's descriptions and instructions are clearly written, and the hundreds of large, detailed drawings by Martha Kemp (plus several dozen by Peggy Edwards-Carkeet) are both elegant and accurate, making this book a joy to read and use. Whether you are beginner or botanist, novice or pro, you will find the author's insights and advice educational and entertaining, and you will treasure the hundreds of pages of handsome illustrations, conveniently arranged by flower colors and types. 6 x 9", 348 pp., b/w illustrations. ISBN 0-933994-20-6. 1998.
Wildflower Walking in Lakes Basin of the Northern Sierra  
      by Toni Fauver
Plants and trails to be found in the higher elevations of Sierra and Plumas counties are described in full.