Sierra Nevada Natural History, An Illustrated Handbook by Tracy I. Storer and Robert L. Usinger. Berkeley and Los Angeles, California; University of California Press, 1963. 374 pages; 24 color plates. Price $4.95.
A compact guide to the fauna and flora of the Sierra Nevada by two eminent biologists who know the mountains. More than 750 species or groups of plants and animals are described. The book includes discussions of climate, topography, geological history, and the effect of man on the "Range of Light.” It contains condensed and vivid descriptions of birds, flowers, insects, mammals and trees, together with a comprehensive and erudite treatment of the visage of nature. The illustrations are excellent.
Thomas H. Jukes