National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather

Author: David McWilliams Ludlum

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0679408517

Category: Nature

Page: 656

View: 6777

A guide to observing and forecasting all types of weather features 350 photographs of natural phenomena and a discussion of all facets of weather

The Audubon Society Field Guide to the Natural Places of the Northeast: Inland

Author: Stephen Kulik,National Audubon Society

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780394722825

Category: Nature

Page: 364

View: 5843

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

Field Guide to Grasses of the Mid-Atlantic

Author: Sarah Chamberlain

Publisher: Keystone Books

ISBN: 9780271078694

Category: Nature

Page: 184

View: 3892

"A guide, geared toward all levels of botanical knowledge, to identifying over 300 species of grasses found in four physiographic provinces within the Mid-Atlantic Region"--Provided by publisher.

Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic

Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Bill Russell

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271080280

Category: Nature

Page: 284

View: 6844

This revised and expanded edition of mushroom expert Bill Russell’s popular Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic provides both novice and experienced mushroom foragers with detailed, easy-to-use information about more than one hundred species of these fungi, including twenty-five varieties not found in the previous guide. From the Morel to the Chanterelle to the aptly named Chicken of the Woods, mushrooms of the mid-Atlantic region can be harvested and enjoyed, if you know where to look. Each entry in this field guide contains a detailed description, current scientific classification, key updates and information from recent studies, and high-quality color photographs to aid in identification. Thoughtfully organized by season, the guide shows you how to locate and identify the most common mushrooms in the region and recognize look-alikes—and explains what to do with edible mushrooms once you’ve found them. Featuring over one hundred full-color illustrations and distilling Russell’s fifty years of experience in hunting, studying, and teaching about wild mushrooms, Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic is an indispensable reference for curious hikers, amateur biologists, adventurous chefs, and mycophiles of all stripes.

Common Plants of the Mid-Atlantic Coast

A Field Guide

Author: Gene M. Silberhorn

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801860812

Category: Nature

Page: 294

View: 6198

"A superb guidebook for amateur naturalists, students in a variety of ecology-oriented courses, and gardeners who wish to assess new species." -- American Horticulturist

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Jon Lloyd Dunn,Jonathan K. Alderfer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426208286

Category: Nature

Page: 574

View: 7647

Presents a guidebook which provides identification tips, information on behavior and nesting, locator and range maps, and plumage and species classification data on over 990 species of birds found in North America.

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England

Author: Kenn Kaufman,Kimberly Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061845697X

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 3403

Presents an illustrated field guide to the plants, wildlife, night sky, and natural environments of New England.

A Year Across Maryland

A Week-by-Week Guide to Discovering Nature in the Chesapeake Region

Author: Bryan MacKay

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421409399

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 3568

Whether you want to see snow geese and trumpeter swans pausing in their northward migration each March, or the mating "jubileeof polychaete worms during the new moon in May, A Year across Maryland offers valuable advice for the spontaneous adventurer and the serious planner alike.

Field Guide to Backyard Birds of the Mid-Atlantic

Author: Cool Springs Press

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9781591860105

Category: Nature

Page: 90

View: 8643

From the expert editors at Cool Springs Press, a series of regional bird books that love the outdoors as much as you do. “Patience is a virtue,” said no backyard bird ever. That’s why, when these busy creatures come flitting into view, you need to have your resources ready at a moment’s notice. Have you spent all this time mistaking Carolina Wrens for House Wrens? A forgivable error, but with the Field Guide to Backyard Birds of the Mid-Atlantic, you’ll be pointing out those distinct upturned tails in no time. Each book in this series has been conveniently packaged in a field-sized 5”x8” format: large enough to showcase the gorgeous close-up photography within, but small enough to keep dependably at the ready. In this edition, each of the Mid-Atlantic region’s 80 most popular bird species gets its own page, complete with a concise description, preferred habitat, feeding and migration habits, and tips for attracting them to your bird feeders. Illustrated with colorful range maps, vibrant images, and a brilliant tabbed layout that helps you quickly search for birds by color, this portable field book will never again let that elusive Ruby-throated Hummingbird buzz stealthily out of range. Mid-Atlantic states include Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Look for our other four Field Guide to Backyard Birds titles, covering the Midwest, South, Northeast, and West regions of the United States.

A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore

From the Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Kenneth L. Gosner

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061800209X

Category: Nature

Page: 329

View: 615

Surveys coastal plants and invertebrates

First Book of Grasses

The Structure of Grasses Explained for Beginners

Author: Agnes Chase

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Grasses

Page: 121

View: 2372

Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington,

Author: Howard Youth

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421412039

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 5675

A guide to the wildlife of Washington D.C. includes information on parks, animals, plants, fungi, and geology.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679446767

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 649

Identifies the region's plant and animal life, offers an overview of natural history, and describes the area's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

I Love Dirt!

52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature

Author: Jennifer Ward

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590305353

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 153

View: 9477

Provides fifty-two outdoor activities for families to help engage children in discovering and learning about nature, including observing ants, tracing stars, and cultivating a garden.

The Ayn Rand Lexicon

Objectivism from A to Z

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110113724X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 4898

A prolific writer, bestselling novelist, and world-renowned philosopher, Ayn Rand defined a full system of thought--from epistemology to aesthetics. Her writing is so extensive and the range of issues she covers so enormous that those interested in finding her discussions of a given topic may have to search through many sources to locate the relevant passage. The Ayn Rand Lexicon brings together all the key ideas of her philosophy of Objectivism. Begun under Rand's supervision, this unique volume is an invaluable guide to her philosophy or reason, self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism--the philosophy so brilliantly dramatized in her novels The Fountainhead, We the Living, and Anthem.

The Tree where Man was Born

Author: Peter Matthiessen

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0143106244

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 7858

From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating Africa's wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the rift valley, this National Book Award finalist is a classic of journalistic observation.