Atlas of the Biodiversity of California
Sept./Oct. 2007 California Country magazine
By Kate Campbell
Think large format, beautiful illustrations and easy-to-understand prose, and a government guide might not be the first thing that comes to mind. That’s why the Atlas of the Biodiversity of California is such a delight. Published by the California Department of Fish and Game, the atlas catalogues the state’s remarkable animal and plant resources. Illustrations are by distinguished artist Dugald Stermer, chairman of the Illustration Department of the California College of Arts and Crafts. $20, including shipping and handling, in quality soft cover. Order online at http://atlas.dfg.ca.gov.