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Author Hein, Frank J.
Title Wild Catalina Island : natural secrets and ecological triumphs / Frank J. Hein & Carlos de la Rosa.
Published Charleston, SC : Natural History Press, 2013.
Book Cover

 Floor4  QL84.22.C2 H45 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description 144 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-134) and index.
Contents Preface : why this book? -- An island is born -- Coming of age -- Survivor! -- The ecology of Catalina Island -- Humans -- You're not from around here, are you? -- It's a living -- Full circle -- A unique place, an innovative model -- When nature needs a hand, part 1 -- When nature needs a hand, part 2 -- Rediscovering Catalina's riches -- A question of balance.
Summary A year-round escape for one million annual tourists, Catalina Island is gaining popularity as a world-class eco-destination. 88% 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 Los Angeles County. Biologists Frank Hein and Carlos de la Rosa present a tour through the fascinating origins, mysterious quirks and ecological victories of one of the West Coast's most remarkable places.--From publisher description.
Subject Wildlife conservation -- California -- Santa Catalina Island.
Ecology -- California -- Santa Catalina Island.
Ecotourism -- California -- Santa Catalina Island.
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)
Related Names Rosa, Carlos L. de la (Carlos Luis)
ISBN 9781609496630 (paperback)
1609496639 (paperback)
OCLC number 844774228