Flora of California

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  • A Member Of The Zygophyllaceae

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    worldwide, many of which are native to desert regions. Creosote bush is abundant in three of the four North American deserts, i.e. the Mojave, the Sonoran, and the Chihuahuan Deserts. In the United States, L. tridentata occurs in the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. Most Agassiz’s desert tortoises, Gopherus agassizii, regardless of the specific locality they inhabit, live in a type of desert biome known as creosote bush scrub. Dominated by the creosote bush, this ecosystem

  • The Sonoran Desert : The Desert

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    1. The Sonoran Desert The term desert is strongly connected to the image of an extremely harsh environment void of any life. The sand dunes at the Gulf of California would fit this description of a desert biome, but for large parts the Sonoran Desert has a stunning array of different organisms. The defining character of a desert is usually low levels of rainfall with under 25 cm per year. Additional to that, the relationship between rainfall and the evaporated and transpired water must be taken

  • Essay on Jack London: A Biography

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    Biography        John Griffith London, better known to us as Jack London, was born to Flora Wellman January 12, 1876, in San Francisco. (Ranch Album)  His father was presumably W.H. Chaney, who left Flora after finding out she was pregnant. (Stasz, 9)  Flora met and eventually married John London on September 7, 1876 bringing John's two other children, Ida and Eliza, into the family. (Ranch Album) Flora enlisted the help of a wet nurse and, with the help her and Eliza, Jack London was raised

  • First African American Volleyball Player: Flora Hyman

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    Who was Flora Hyman? Flora Hyman was the first Africa American volleyball player. One of the quotes that helped her in life was '' don’t dwell in the past, don’t dream of the future, concentrate the mind of the present moment''. I love this quote because it tells you all things to do in life and don’t debate yourself. She was a huge role model to everyone because she always kept trying and she never gave up on herself. She was born on July 31,1954 in Inglewood California. She lived the majority

  • John Malquist Research Paper

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    other botanists (CA). Early Days Sherwin John Carlquist was born on July 7th, 1930 in Los Angeles, son of Robert William and Helen (Bauer) Carlquist (prabook). At the age of 22, Sherwin received his undergraduate bachelor degree at University of California, then decided to do a PHD on philosophy, and graduated at 1956. While Sherwin was taking on his PHD, at the last year, 1955 – 1956, Sherwin was awarded a postdoctoral study from Harvard University, there were only Three NSF fellowships during graduate

  • Central Coast Fishing

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    comprised of 6 counties. Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Benito, Monterrey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Cruz. Santa Barbara is mainly mountainous or hilly. The highest peak point is the Junipero Peak at 5862 feet and is in the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife banned fishing in the central coast back in 2014 due to the drought. The cause for the banning of fishing is because the local fish such as the steelhead and the Coho were deemed to be endangered and in risk of possible

  • Plant Species Observation Paper

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    of the area. Tulare County, with the exception of the National Parks, has one of the least known floras in California. Since much of the valley floor has been converted to agricultural purposes and the foothills dedicated to ranching, there have been few botanical surveys performed. Evidence of gaps in collections are glaring when one references the site localities of collections in the Cal Flora website. The Sierra Nevada foothills are known for their high plant diversity (Barbour, 1990) and

  • Africanized Honey Bees

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    inhabit. States like California have spent $3.9 billion dollars on reduction managements and pesticides in order to keep the Africanized honey bee population down. From an environmental standpoint, these bees are pushing the common worker bee to the brink of extinction because of their dominance and overpopulation. Even though these bees change the environment in negative ways, their continuous, quick migration has positive impacts as well. Many Africanized honey bees pollinate flora ten times faster

  • Causes Of Extinction Or Bust : Hitchhiking Killers

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    Extinction or Bust: Hitchhiking Killers In the short history of human life, at least in the scale of earth’s existence, they have traveled and moved around more than any animal or plant could have dreamed and they were not alone on those journeys. Like anyone going on a trip today, most people end up taking a little more than they expected with them. This extra baggage could be anything as small as a spore to livestock and others animals, but even the sometimes small packages can end up being deadly

  • Vivid In Jack London's To Build A Fire

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    holding onto life by a thread through his experiences of nature vs man; the price of life can be taken for granted but should be known that it is priceless. Jack London was born on January 12, 1876 in San Francisco, California as John Griffith Chaney. His unwed mother Flora Wellman, and his father, believed to