Berkeley: University Of California Press, (1983). First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; x, 266, index; illustrated with eight color plates by Debra and Wes Weathers, and ninety-three photographs and a map; terra-cotta cloth lettered in gilt in a pictorial dust jacket;. Very good / very good. Item #17242
book..."presents comprehensive accounts of the abundance, diversity, and natural history of bird-life along this vast (Deep Canyon) slope. Weathers offers the general naturalist an authoritative portrayal of many of California's bird families and species, richly illustrated with color photographs, black and white photographs, and drawings. He describes the gradient's natural habitats, which range from sea level to 8,700 feet elevation. He examines the bird communities of each habitat, and discusses the local distribution, population dynamics, and ecology of the 112 breeding species."--from the front flap.