The "real" San Francisco lies below the streets, sidewalks, and buildings, hidden from view. This famous city is known for its beautiful setting of water, trees, hills, and beaches, but relatively few people know of its true natural state. Before it was built up and paved over, the earth here was a diverse ecosystem of creeks, marshes, sand dunes, estuaries, and densely forested hills. Over this landscape roamed elk, rabbit, bears, bobcat, and mountain lion, and the now-crowded bayfront teemed with mollusks, otters, ...

San Francisco:: A Natural History 2006, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738529875

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San Francisco: A Natural History 2006, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531616083