Living in the Environment:
Principles, Connections, and Solutions
by G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman
This beautifully illustrated book is the main text for our Sustainable Systems class. Full of approachable text and scientific information, this is an excellent foundational source for learning environmental concepts.
Tending the Wild:
Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources
by M. Kat Anderson
If you’ve ever been curious about what California was like a few hundred years ago and how it came to be that way, this work will draw you into the story of the peoples, plants, and animals of native California. Through extensive interviews and rigorous study, the reader is introduced to a concept familiar to some and revolutionary to others, that of tending the wild. An excellent source of information for the restoration of habitats.
The Ohlone Way:
Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area
by Malcolm Margolin, Michael Harney
Recommended reading for our Environmental Writing class.
A Natural and Cultural History
by Michael G. Barbour, Sandy Lydon, Mark Borchert, Marjorie Popper, Valerie Whitworth, John Evarts
Beautifully illustrated paperback on the origins and history of the Coast Redwood.
The Redwood Forest:
History, Ecology, and Conservation of the Coast Redwoods
by Save-the-Redwoods League, Reed F. Noss
This detailed ecological guide to redwoods is an excellent source of information for ecologists and redwood enthusiasts alike.
A Natural History of California (California Natural History Guides)
by Allan A. Schoenherr
Engaging description of California landscapes by region.
A Pocket Guide, Revised and Expanded
by Ernest Callenbach
Portable hand-held introduction to ecology.