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27
Jul

How We Become Fire-Adapted Humans

By David Carle, author of Introduction to Fire in California, Second Edition The following post is an adapted excerpt from Introduction to Fire in California, Second Edition Could your house survive without …

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14
May

Recommended Reading: California Nature

While current COVID-19 stay-at-home orders encourage remaining at home as much as possible, several UC Press books allow you to explore California nature. Ranging from natural histories to plant guides, our titles …

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22
Mar

#5WomenArtists: Cara Romero

Since 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has been asking the seemingly simple question on social media during Women’s History Month: Can you name 5 women artists? Most people …

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14
Aug

Fire and California Vegetation

Fire in California’s Ecosystems, Second Edition, Revised, edited by Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Neil G. Sugihara, Scott L. Stephens, Andrea E. Thode, Kevin E. Shaffer, and Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, describes fire in detail—both as an integral natural process in …

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20
Sep

Frederick Law Olmsted and Yosemite Valley

Excerpted from The Mountains That Remade America: How Sierra Nevada Geology Impacts Modern Life by Craig H. Jones In June of 1864, with the Civil War raging and re-election uncertain, President Abraham Lincoln signed a …

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