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Wild Catalina Island

Natural Secrets and Ecological Triumphs

Natural History

by Frank J. Hein
Carlos de la Rosa

eBook

A year-round escape for one million annual tourists, Catalina Island is gaining popularity as a world-class eco-destination. Eighty-eight percent of the island is under the watch of the Catalina Island Conservancy, which preserves, manages and restores the island’s unique wild lands. Bison, foxes and bald eagles are its best-known inhabitants, but Catalina is home to more than sixty other animal and plant species that exist nowhere else on earth. And they are all within the boundaries of one of the world’s most populous regions: Los Angeles County. Biologists Frank Hein and Carlos de la Rosa present a highly enjoyable tour through the fascinating origins, mysterious quirks and ecological victories of one of the West Coast’s most remarkable places.


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Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 26, 2013

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781614239185
  • Release date: March 26, 2013

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781614239185
  • File size: 4786 KB
  • Release date: March 26, 2013

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

A year-round escape for one million annual tourists, Catalina Island is gaining popularity as a world-class eco-destination. Eighty-eight percent of the island is under the watch of the Catalina Island Conservancy, which preserves, manages and restores the island’s unique wild lands. Bison, foxes and bald eagles are its best-known inhabitants, but Catalina is home to more than sixty other animal and plant species that exist nowhere else on earth. And they are all within the boundaries of one of the world’s most populous regions: Los Angeles County. Biologists Frank Hein and Carlos de la Rosa present a highly enjoyable tour through the fascinating origins, mysterious quirks and ecological victories of one of the West Coast’s most remarkable places.


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