Download PDF by Allan A. Schoenherr: A Natural History of California (California Natural History

By Allan A. Schoenherr

ISBN-10: 0520069226

ISBN-13: 9780520069220

During this finished and abundantly illustrated ebook, Allan Schoenherr describes a kingdom with a better variety of landforms, a wider variety of habitats, and extra forms of crops and animals than any zone of identical dimension in all of North the USA. A ordinary heritage of California will familiarize the reader with the weather, rocks, soil, crops and animals in each one unique quarter of the nation.

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Next page > < previous page page_21 next page > Page 21 is CH2O, which indicates that it is composed of carbon and water. The specific carbohydrate produced is glucose, a sugar that is symbolized as C6H12O6. 3. Consumers, through cellular respiration (metabolism), convert the energy in carbohydrate to the energy that makes them move, grow, or think. This step may be symbolized this way: The cyclical nature of this sequence of steps should be obvious. The end products of photosynthesis are the raw materials for cellular respiration, and the end products of cellular respiration are the raw materials for photosynthesis.

7A). The moist forests of the Pacific Northwest contain a variety of relict species that depend on the relatively predictable supply of summer rain from the tail end of Alaskan storms. Summer rain in southern California, however, may not occur every year. Nevertheless, certain plant species, such as different populations of relict cypress (Cupressaceae), to some degree owe their existence to summer rain. On the east coast of North America, a current of warm water from the equator flows northward.

The Influence of Local Topography Rain-Shadow Effect. Mountain ranges have a profound influence on climate. 9 is an exaggerated cross section through the state of California at about the latitude of Fresno. It shows how the Sierra Nevada intercepts precipitation on its western slope. This phenomenon is known as the rain-shadow effect. As moisture-laden air flows inland from the ocean, it passes eastward, rising over the Sierra Nevada. Air is chilled adiabatically as it reaches higher elevations, like rising air at the equator.

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