National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida

Author: Peter Alden

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 6225

Identifies one thousand types of Florida's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes

Of the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda

Author: C. Lavett Smith,National Audubon Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439504512

Category: Travel

Page: 718

View: 1216

Identifies the tropical marine fish living off the coast of North America

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States

Author: Peter Alden

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 8526

Describes the geology and habitats of the Southeastern states, and identifies birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and plants found in the region

A Guide to Field Guides

Identifying the Natural History of North America

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563087073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 4976

Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fishes

North America

Author: Carter Rowell Gilbert,James David Williams

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 607

View: 856

Covering both freshwater and saltwater species, this fully revised edition brings a new level of accuracy and usefulness to the original fishes field guide published over 20 years ago. Over 700 new full-color photographs, 286 black-and-white illustrations, and 637 maps combine to make this book the most comprehensive field guide available to the fishes of North America. •635 species covered in detail, with notes on 771 more •723 full-color identification photographs •286 black-and-white illustrations •Visual organization of species photographs by shape for easy identification •Range map for each species •Glossary of useful terms

Bug Out

The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It's Too Late

Author: Scott B. Williams

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 156975831X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9066

WARNING SIRENS ARE BLARING. YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES TO EVACUATE. WHAT WILL YOU DO? Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it's already too late. Being prepared makes the difference between survival and disaster. Guiding you step by step, Bug Out shows you how to be ready at a second's notice. * Create an escape plan for where to go and how to get there. * Pack the perfect bug-out bag for the first 72 hours. * Find food, water and other necessities outside of civilization. Floods. Hurricanes. Pandemics. Earthquakes. Blizzards. Tsunamis. Wildfires. Riots. Bug Out includes detailed information on the best escape locations everywhere in the U.S.: * The Pacific Coast * The Rocky Mountains * The Desert Southwest * The Heartland * The Lakes and Big Woods of the North * The Gulf Coast * The Appalachians * The Atlantic Coast

Endangered and Threatened Animals of Florida and Their Habitats

Author: Chris Scott

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292705296

Category: Nature

Page: 315

View: 9479

"This fully illustrated book is a comprehensive, yet convenient and easy-to-understand guide to Florida's endangered and threatened animals and the habitats that support them. Chris Scott covers all 71 species, subspecies, or populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, crustaceans, insects, corals, and mollusks. His species accounts describe each animal's listed status, identifying characteristics, historical and current distribution, biology, current threats, and conservation efforts.

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World

Author: National Audubon Society

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 527

View: 7663

More than five hundred illustrations, paintings, and maps capturing 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions are accompanied by information on each species.

Reptilien und Amphibien

Author: Mark O'Shea,Tim Halliday

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783332012163

Category:

Page: 256

View: 4768

The Young Naturalist's Guide to Florida

Author: Peggy Lantz,Wendy Hale

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561643777

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 195

View: 4448

A completely updated edition discusses the most interesting plants, birds, insects, and reptiles that inhabit Florida's wild regions, including the coral reefs, salt marshes, and the Everglades. Original.

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures

Author: Norman August Meinkoth

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 799

View: 1281

Each of the 690 identification pictures is a full-color photograph of a seashore creature. Arrangement by shape and by color makes identification quick and easy. 666 species are covered in full detail.

The Everglades Handbook

Understanding the Ecosystem, Third Edition

Author: Thomas E. Lodge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439802645

Category: Nature

Page: 422

View: 1067

Completely revised, updated, and now with color photographs and illustrations in every chapter, The Everglades Handbook provides a breadth and depth of information on the entire ecosystem of the Everglades that cannot be found anywhere else. Written by Thomas Lodge, one of the most respected authorities on the Everglades and one of its most ardent protectors, the book is an updated, expanded, and comprehensive explanation of what the Everglades is, how it has been changed, and the restoration needed to bring back ecological functions and safeguard sustainable future uses of the region by people. Expanded and updated coverage in the third edition includes: Caloosahatchee/Charlotte Harbor ecosystem Kissimmee headwaters, including the chain of lakes near Orlando St. Lucie/Indian River estuary Impact of invasive species on various south Florida ecosystems Sustainable agriculture relative to the Everglades ecosystem and other south Florida areas Progress and impacts of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan New chapter entitled Peripheral Ecosystems of the Everglades This edition maintains Lodge's trademark style, making the book appealing to students, the general public, scientists, and managers. A bestseller in each edition since its publication in 1994, this is quite possibly the most attractive, readable science book available on the Everglades. Thomas Lodge was interviewed by the Florida International University student media regarding his appearance at the Miami Book Fair International. He is also featured in a Miami Herald article highlighting Florida authors and their participation in the event.

Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641195500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 4454

Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.

Audubon Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands. Southeast

Author: Doris Gove,National Audubon Society

Publisher: Saint Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312241285

Category: Travel

Page: 209

View: 7194

The roots of the current National Wildlife Refuge System were formed in 1903 by Theodore Roosevelt, who wanted to keep our most important habitats "forever wild". Devoted primarily to protecting wildlife, wetlands, and open spaces, refuges offer unrivaled opportunities for visitors to observe and learn about our natural world. There are now more than 500 refuge areas in the United States, comprising more than 90 million acres. Habitats protected by refuges include virgin forests, tidal marshes, prairies, deserts, and tundra; species that flourish on refuges include the bald eagle, the peregrine falcon, the American alligator, the American bison, mountain lions, bats, beavers, bears, sea turtles, and hundreds of others, including more than 60 endangered species. With more than 19 million copies sold to date and more than 105 titles now in print, the National Audubon Society's book program includes the National Audubon Society Field Guides (Knopf) and National Audubon Society First Field Guides (Scholastic). The mission of the Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. The National Wildlife Refuges are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

International Wildlife Encyclopedia: Index volume

Author: Maurice Burton,Robert Burton

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761472889

Category: Animals

Page: 3168

View: 4282

This twenty-two volume set presents the appearance and behavior of thousands of species of animals along with species population and prospects for survival in a arranged alphabetically and easy-to-read format.

A Field Guide to Eastern Forests, North America

Author: John C. Kricher,National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395928950

Category: Nature

Page: 488

View: 8026

Identifies birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees, and flowers