Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984. Paperback. 1035pp. Thick quarto [28 cm] Illustrated wraps. Very good. The covers are mildly creased and rubbed. The edges of the spine and covers have several 1/2" closed tears. There is a previous owner's name on the top edge of the front cover, and the edges of the text block and the front free endsheet have a former owner's ink stamps. Item #35323
From the rear cover- "Riparian systems- riverine floodplains, streamside forests, wet meadows, desert washes, palm oases, and other transported water systems- have important functions throughout the west. California alone has more than a million linear miles of watercourses capable of supporting riparian systems. And the riparian environment in turn provides habitats that support an abundance of plant and animal species."