Author: Erin Tripp
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Field Guide to the Lichens of White Rocks is a careful examination of the lichens that occur at the ecologically important and lichenologically rich urban outcropping of Fox Hills sandstone known as White Rocks Nature Preserve, located in Boulder County, Colorado. This extensively illustrated field guide presents detailed information on the macroscopic and microscopic features needed to identify species, as well as extensive notes on how to differentiate closely related lichens—both those present at White Rocks and those likely to be found elsewhere in western North America. This guide is one of the only complete lichen inventories of a sandstone formation in North America and covers all constituents including the crustose microlichen biota, traditionally excluded from other inventories. A short introduction and glossary equip the reader with basic information on lichen morphology, reproduction, and ecology. Visitors to White Rocks Nature Preserve must schedule staff-led public tours or set up sponsored research projects through the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, and there are many other outcroppings of Fox Hills sandstone across the West, making Field Guide to the Lichens of White Rocks a significant resource for anyone interested in this unique environment. This accessible, user-friendly guide will also be valuable to naturalists and lichenologists around the world as well as educators, conservationists, and land managers concerned with the growing significance of open spaces and other protected urban areas throughout North America. The University Press of Colorado gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the University of Colorado Natural History Museum, City of Boulder Parks & Open Spaces, and the Colorado Native Plant Society board and members toward the publication of this book.
Author: Frederick H. Pough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure
Author: Bradford Angier
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Identifies more than one-hundred plants native to the United States and Canada and offers advice on harvesting and preparation
Including Angola, Zambia & Malawi
Author: Chris Stuart
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Greater southern Africa has a wealth of mammal species, almost 400 – all of which are covered in this fully updated, comprehensive field guide. Now expanded to include species found in Angola, Zambia and Malawi, it has also been extensively revised to include: • the most recent research and taxonomy • revised distribution maps and many new images • colour-coded grouping of families • spoor and size icons • skull photographs, grouped for easy comparison • detailed descriptions of each species, offering insight into key identification characters, typical behaviour, preferred habitat, food choice, reproduction and longevity.
Author: Irwin M. Brodo,Sylvia Duran Sharnoff,Stephen Sharnoff,Canadian Museum of Nature
Publisher: Yale University Press
Lichens are a unique form of plant life, the product of a symbiotic association between an alga and a fungus. The beauty and importance of lichens have long been overlooked, despite their abundance and diversity in most parts of North America and elsewhere in the world. This stunning book - the first accessible and authoritative guidebook to lichens of the North American continent - fills the gap, presenting superb colour photographs, descriptions, distribution maps, and keys for identifying the most common, conspicuous, or ecologically significant species. The book focuses on 805 foliose, fruticose, and crustose lichens (the latter rarely included in popular guidebooks) and presents information on another 70 species in the keys or notes, special attention is given to species endemic to North America. A comprehensive introduction discusses the biology, structure, uses, and ecological significance of lichens and is illustrated with 90 additional colour photos and many line drawings. English names are provided for most species, and the book also includes a glossary that explains technical terms. This visually rich and informative book will open the eyes of nature lovers everywhere to
Author: Susannah Lawrence,Barbara Gross,National Audubon Society
This comprehensive handbook to ecologically significant natural sites covers the coastal mid-Atlantic states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and North Carolina
Author: Peter Ryan
This book provides a compact identification guide to the animals and plants of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago and Gough Island, with more than 400 colour photographs.
Author: John C. Kricher,National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Identifies birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees, and flowers
Author: John C. Kricher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Describes the different kinds of forests found in the southwestern United States and identifies and describes the plants and animals found in each habitat
A Compact Handbook of Mythic Proportions
Author: Craig Conley
Publisher: High Brow Pencil Press
A note about the price: This book is of a rare nature, not for the general public, and the author has priced it accordingly. Less affluent readers are invited to pursue used copies or contact the author directly. A pragmatic reference replete with tips and easy-to-digest tidbits from folklore, physics, and literature, this Field Guide is at once a commonplace book, a work of refined playfulness and wit, and ultimately a self-help tool for centering and opening awareness through active listening. Blending the author's signature sensitivity to the awe and magic wrapped up in folkloric phenomena with a tongue-in-cheek bending of scientific principles to his fanciful purpose, this concise book uniquely balances humor, scholarship, spirituality, and imagination. As readers open their ears and awaken their inner senses, they are guided to effortlessly attune to whispers of the soul. Readers may set off in search of hearing a unicorn, but through deep listening they are likely to encounter their higher selves. Dozens of easy-to-grasp, deceptively sensible illustrations expertly marry science and whimsy. Delightful, enchanting, and unique, it is perhaps the ultimate in whimsical zoology.
A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia
Author: Timothy P. Spira
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
This richly illustrated field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and the rolling hills of the adjoining piedmont. Rather than organizing plants, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, by flower color or family characteristics, as is done in most guidebooks, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological approach that enables the reader to identify and learn about plants in their natural communities. This approach, says Spira, better reflects the natural world, as plants, like other organisms, don't live in isolation; they coexist and interact in myriad ways. Full-color photo keys allow the reader to rapidly preview plants found within each of the 21 major plant communities described, and the illustrated species description for each of the 340 featured plants includes fascinating information about the ecology and natural history of each plant in its larger environment. With this new format, readers can see how the mountain and piedmont landscapes form a mosaic of plant communities that harbor particular groups of plants. The volume also includes a glossary, illustrations of plant structures, and descriptions of sites to visit. Whether you're a beginning naturalist or an expert botanist, this guidebook is a useful companion on field excursions and wildflower walks, as well as a valuable reference. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press
A Guide to Their Identification and Ecology
Author: D. O. Øvstedal,R. I. Lewis Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Antarctica's severe climate and restricted area of ice-free habitats limit the biodiversity and biota of its terrestrial ecosystems. Throughout much of this wilderness, lichens are the predominant visible life form, yet relatively few descriptive accounts of Antarctic lichens have been published. Research on these enigmatic organisms is increasing rapidly and there is a growing need for a comprehensive guide to the identification of Antarctic lichen-forming fungi. This volume provides the first modern detailed compilation of their taxonomy, ecology, distribution and relevant published literature. As such, it represents a major contribution to global lichen taxonomy and biogeography. The systematic accounts provide sufficient descriptive information to allow specialists to identify taxa to species level, and are structured so that even non-specialists can use them to identify specimens to at least the generic level.
Author: Robert Elman
Category: Sports & Recreation
Author: Nancy G. Slack,Allison Williams Bell
Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club
A great lightweight guide to trailside plants, geology, and more throughout New England's high mountains. Nearly 200 full-color photographs in an easy-to-use format.It is the tripper's perfect companion. -- Maine Sunday Telegram
Author: Stephen Kulik,National Audubon Society
This guide to more than 100 ecologically significant inland sites includes an account of the natural history of the region, descriptions and illustrations of each site, and specific practical information
Author: John C. Kricher,Gordon Morrison
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Describes the different kinds of forests found in the Western United States, and identifies and describes plants and animals found in each type of habitat
Author: Peter Friederici
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Describes the geology, habitats, weather, plants, wildlife, and parks of the American Southwest
Author: Marty Basch
Publisher: The Countryman Press
No matter where you are in the great Northeast, there are bound to be excellent walking trails. No matter where you are in the great Northeast, there are bound to be excellent walking trails. This collection of 50 of New England’s can’t-miss hikes takes you from the relatively flat lands and easy rambles of Rhode Island to prime hiking real estate in Connecticut; from challenging terrain in the Pioneer Valley and Berkshires of Massachusetts to breathtaking seaside treks in Maine’s Acadia National Park. Find great hikes to the heights of New Hampshire's White Mountains and over to the verdant Green Mountains of Vermont—all the best hikes in New England are no more than a few hours from each other, so you'll want to keep this guide close at hand.
with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, and the Seychelles
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
Tourism in Africa is growing—the number of tourism arrivals increased from 37 million in 2003 to 58 million in 2009—and safaris are a key draw for visitors. Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris ebook provides the most comprehensive and engaging information on the most popular game-viewing regions in Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, and Namibia. Competitive Advantage: Other guides cover part of the process, but only Fodor’s deals with all aspects of the planning, picking, and preparing for safaris around Africa. Expanded Coverage: Travelers will find in-depth descriptions that enable them to determine which African safari destination is best for them, in addition to insider advice and practical tips on everything from packing to camera lenses and bug sprays. We cover the best local and international safari tour operators with information on how to create a dream safari, whether it's a luxury, bespoke experience, or a rustic in the bush excursion. Plus, we reveal the best beaches for must-needed post-safari relaxation. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Find out everything you need to know to witness the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania. Discover details about animals and birds, including the Big Five, with checklists for each country. Consult Fodor’s hierarchy of safari parks in each country, with detailed lodging options, and compare tour operators with an easy-to-read chart broken down by experience, expertise, and clientele. Internet resources, a timeline, packing lists, must-ask questions, and information on what to expect after arrival are provided in easy-to-use, compact features. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to restaurants. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Author: Kev Reynolds
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Tour of the Oisans on the GR54 is a challenging two-week trek around the Ecrins National Park (southeast of Grenoble) in France, one of the most visually spectacular regions in all the Alps. Beginning in Bourg d'Oisans, the route folows a clockwise direction, and in the course of 10-13 days it covers 176km and climbs more than 12,800m to cross a series of challenging cols that separate deep and enchanting valleys. The scenery is spectacular and ever varied, and with charming villages and hamlets to visit on the way, the trekker's experience is both rich and rewarding. Accommodation is in valley hotels or gîtes, or in mountain refuges set in idyllic locations. The route is divided into 10 stages, but with suggestions for a 13-day itinerary and alternative stages are also described. Full accommodation details are given along with background information on how to get there, what to take, mountain safety, and notes on the flora and fauna of the region. All illustrated with colour sketch maps and photographs.