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Natural History of Vacant Lots (California Natural History Guides #50)

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Vacant lots aren't really vacant: a surprising number of plants and animals live in the left-over spaces in our cities. In this fascinating guide, authors Vessel and Wong provide a broad introduction to the unique ecosystems that can survive in the urban environment.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 20th 1989 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 1987)
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Jesse Dirks
So as boring as it looks/sounds, this is about one of the coolest books ever published. It's not a cover to cover read, unless you read it cover to cover over a long period of time, but rather it's a companion for exploring urban eco-systems.

One might not have considered how the mechanisms of evolution are demonstrated so perfectly well in that hell hole of a vacant lot around the corner, but if you acquire this book, that will change. This book makes you see EVERY setting you encounter as an ec
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