The Natural History of Big Sur

The Natural History of Big Sur

Forest : Coastal Areas PFEIFFER BEACH ACCESS : The road to Pfeiffer Beach begins on the west side of Highway 1 1.7 km ( 1.1 mi ) south of the entrance to Pfeiffer - Big Sur State Park ( see map 1 ) . Known as Sycamore Canyon Road ...

Author: Paul Henson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520205103

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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Each year millions of people visit the area of rugged California coastline and wild mountains known as Big Sur. Finally here is a book that is both a natural history of this beautiful region and an excellent guide to its extensive public lands. The first section introduces the area's geology, climate, flora, fauna, and human history. The second section describes selected sites, trails, and features that are mentioned in Part One. Although Big Sur is world famous for awe-inspiring scenery, it is less known for its great ecological diversity and its significance as a haven for many species of terrestrial and marine wildlife. In no other part of the world do fog-loving coastal redwoods thrive on one slope of a canyon while arid-climate yuccas grow on the other. Similarly, sea otters and cormorants live near dry-climate creatures like canyon wrens and whiptail lizards. The area's staggering beauty and forbidding wilderness have inspired artists, poets, naturalists, and hikers—and also real estate developers. As increasing tourism, development pressure, and land-use decisions continue to affect Big Sur, this book will do much to heighten awareness of the region's biotic richness and fragility. Written in nontechnical language, with generous color photographs, drawings, maps, species lists, and a bibliography, it will attract both the casual and the serious naturalist, as well as anyone concerned about preserving California's natural heritage.
Categories: Nature

Big Sur and the Canyon

Big Sur and the Canyon

Steinbeck referred to these mountains as 'Eden", and as the 'dark and mysterious Santa Lucias", in his great novel, East of Eden. In this book with its many descriptions, the Ventana is the Garden of Eden.

Author: Harrison Livingstone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595371563

Category: Nature

Page: 184

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Big Sur and the Canyon, set on California's Central Coast, is a thrilling, at times humorous tale of perhaps the most magnificent terrain in America's national forests. High adventure mix with poetic and vivid descriptions of life in the backcountry-the interior of the Ventana Wilderness. Forest fires, camping, backpacking, near death experiences, along with the spiritual intensity of what Livingstone calls his "cathedral of the forest" dot these pages in the midst of the great freedom hikers and horsemen know in the wild and beautiful interior: redwood canyons, streams and waterfalls, to the high open dry country along the Coast Ridge a mile above the vast blue Pacific. Steinbeck referred to these mountains as "Eden", and as the "dark and mysterious Santa Lucias", in his great novel, East of Eden. In this book with its many descriptions, the Ventana is the Garden of Eden. An arduous and sometimes dangerous teacher, but truly free.What they say about Best Selling Author Harrison Edward Livingstone's novels and non-fiction:"A triumph!"-The New York Times about David Johnson Passed Through Here, under the pen name of John Fairfield.About The Wild Rose: "A foursquare sea novel in the tradition of Herman Melville"-Prof. William Alfred, Harvard University."Very good writing"-Publisher's Weekly"Monumental Investigation!"-The Guardian
Categories: Nature

To Designate the Big Sur National Scenic Area and Other Miscellaneous Bills

To Designate the Big Sur National Scenic Area and Other Miscellaneous Bills

Smaller stands are found in many Big Sur canyons . The Big Sur Land Trust is currently trying to raise funds to acquire old growth redwoods in Palo Colorado Canyon and south coast . 3 . Funds To Provide For Public Recreation Except for ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands, Reserved Water, and Resource Conservation

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ISBN: PSU:000012650019

Category: Big Sur Coast National Scenic Area (Calif.)

Page: 381

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Categories: Big Sur Coast National Scenic Area (Calif.)

Beat Culture

Beat Culture

The Bixby Bridge crosses a canyon along the coast of Big Sur, California. Lawrence Ferlinghetti's cabin in the canyon is the setting for Jack Kerouac's Big Sur. (Craig Lovell/Corbis) more maddening than soothing.

Author: William Lawlor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851094004

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

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The coverage of this book ranges from Jack Kerouac's tales of freedom-seeking Bohemian youth to the frenetic paintings of Jackson Pollock, including 60 years of the Beat Generation and the artists of the Age of Spontaneity. * Over 250 A–Z entries on the most important people, places, movements, themes, and scholarship, including entries on related cultural movements outside the United States, which set the Beats in an international context * A chronology highlighting artistic and historical events including the legendary poetry reading by Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and others at the 6 Gallery * Over 40 illustrations of Beat clothing, the Beat "pad," and the styles and tastes of the period * Images of the most photographed literary group in history and maps of their travels, such as Jack Kerouac and his legendary freight train journeys across the United States and Mexico
Categories: Literary Criticism

An Ecological Characterization of the Central and Northern California Coastal Region Watersheds and basins 2 v

An Ecological Characterization of the Central and Northern California Coastal Region  Watersheds and basins  2 v

is difficult to determine whether or not the Lucia Submarine Canyon is related to onshore stream valleys , as no large streams are located south of Big Sur . Some of the smaller submarine canyons show indications of possible connections ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015086411918

Category: Coastal ecology

Page:

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Categories: Coastal ecology

Ecological Characterization of the Central and Northern California Coastal Region pt 1 Watersheds and basins chapters 1 16 pt 2 Watersheds and basins chapters 17 29

Ecological Characterization of the Central and Northern California Coastal Region  pt 1   Watersheds and basins  chapters 1 16  pt 2   Watersheds and basins  chapters 17 29

is difficult to determine whether or not the Lucia Submarine Canyon is related to onshore stream valleys , as no large streams are located south of Big Sur . Some of the smaller submarine canyons show indications of possible connections ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822007883135

Category: Coastal ecology

Page:

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Categories: Coastal ecology

Hiking and Backpacking Big Sur

Hiking and Backpacking Big Sur

Your complete guide to the trails of Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness, and Silver Peak Wilderness Analise Elliot Heid ... branch left and climb past oak- and madrone-filtered views down the South Fork Little Sur canyon, framed by Pico Blanco ...

Author: Analise Elliot Heid

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899977263

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 138

This is the most detailed guide to hiking and backpacking in Big Sur. Explore the endless hiking and backpacking possibilities in 75 trips (plus numerous side trips) on the rugged coastline and isolated backcountry trails of Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness, and Silver Peak Wilderness. Stretching 90 miles from Carmel to San Simeon, Big Sur consists of coastal cliffs, jagged rocky promontories, ancient redwood forests, and lush riparian woodlands. This invaluable resource gives the latest information on the trails, roads, camps, and beaches in Big Sur, plus all of the area's state parks and wilderness areas.
Categories: Travel

California Coastal Resource Guide

California Coastal Resource Guide

The area known as the Big Sur Coasl extends from Malpaso Creek 70 miles south to San Luis Obispo County. ... One of the larger streams in the Big Sur region, Garrapata Creek flows down a deep canyon that supports alder thickets and a ...

Author: California Coastal Commission

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520061866

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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Provides information on the geography, wildlife, plant life, history, and architecture of the California coast, and describes beaches, parks, campgrounds, lighthouses, and missions
Categories: Nature

California Geographic Names Information System GNIS

California Geographic Names Information System  GNIS

... COORDINATE BGN ELEV FT Big Spring Canyon Big Springs Big Springs Big Springs Big Springs Big Springs Big Springs 2613 ... Big Sur River Big Sur Trail Big Swamp Big Sycamore Canyon Big Sycamore Canyon Big Tableland Big Tar Canyon Big ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004621152

Category: Names, Geographical

Page: 1248

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Categories: Names, Geographical

Submarine Topography off the California Coast Canyons and Tectonic Interpretation

Submarine Topography off the California Coast  Canyons and Tectonic Interpretation

Comparison of the gradient of Sur Canyon with that of Big Sur River can be seen in Section 4 of Plate 12. At a depth of about 6000 feet the canyon runs into a troughlike branch which has a dead end 4 miles above the juncture.

Author: Francis P. Shepard and K.O. Emery

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 9780813720319

Category: Geology, Structural

Page: 171

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Categories: Geology, Structural