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: 2802

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.

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: 2526

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

A Field Guide to Long Island Sound

Coastal Habitats, Plant Life, Fish, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, and Other Wildlife

Author: Patrick J. Lynch

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300220359

Category:

Page: 416

View: 5032

A lavishly illustrated and long-overdue guidebook to the rich natural history of Long Island Sound and its coastlines, a region beloved by millions of people Long Island Sound consists of a diverse collection of unique marine, estuarine, and terrestrial ecosystems located in one of the most densely populated regions in the United States. The Sound and its coastlines are home not only to myriad species of plants and animals--from shorebirds and turtles to whales, seals, and fish--but also to more than twenty million people. Until now there has been no one-stop reference for those interested in exploring the Sound's rich natural history. Author, photographer, and scientific illustrator Patrick Lynch has filled this gap. Brimming with maps, photographs, and drawings, Lynch's guide introduces readers to the full breadth of the Sound's environs from shorelines to deepest waters. With coastal areas at particular risk from climate change and pollution, his timing couldn't be better. Whether readers are interested in the area's geology and meteorology, its history of human intervention, or simply locating nature reserves and bird sanctuaries, they're sure to find Lynch's compendium indispensable.

The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds

Eastern region

Author: John L. Bull

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679428527

Category: Nature

Page: 796

View: 1997

A revised edition of the popular field guide includes hundreds of all new, full-color photographs, along with information on diverse species of eastern birds, their characteristics, habitats and ranges, identification tips, and more. 200,000 first printing.

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: 5923

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

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

Author: Stephen Kulik,National Audubon Society

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780394722818

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 2235

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

Nature Guide to Shenandoah National Park

Author: Ann Simpson,Rob Simpson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149300221X

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 7718

This field guide dedicated to wildlife of Shenandoah National Park is an information-packed, pocket-sized book that introduces park visitors to animals, plants, insects and more that reside in the Shenandoah Valley in a colorful and portable package. Including full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions and with full cooperation from the park association, this book will appeal to the 1.1 million visitors who travel to Shenandoah every year.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 7150

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains

Author: Stanley L. Bentley

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620359

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 494

This authoritative guide showcases the unmatched beauty and diversity of the native orchids of the southern Appalachian mountains. Based on Stanley Bentley's many years of nature study, it covers the 52 species--including one discovered by Bentley and named after him--found in a region encompassing western Virginia and North Carolina and eastern West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The entry for each orchid provides the plant's scientific and common names, a description of the flower (including color, shape, and size), and information on the time of flowering, range, and typical habitat, all in the context of the southern mountains. A range map accompanies each description, and Bentley's own superb photographs are an additional aid to identification. Using straightforward language yet incorporating the most up-to-date scientific information and nomenclature, the book will be welcomed by amateur naturalists or professional botanists looking for species in the field and by those who simply enjoy photographs of beautiful wildflowers.

Reptilien und Amphibien

Author: Mark O'Shea,Tim Halliday

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783332012163

Category:

Page: 256

View: 8058

Old growth in the East

a survey

Author: Mary D. Davis

Publisher: Cenozic Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 150

View: 8763

Psilocybinpilze der Welt

ein praktischer Führer zur sicheren Bestimmung

Author: Paul Stamets

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783855026074

Category:

Page: 246

View: 3647

Der Wanderfalke

Author: J. A. Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783882213935

Category: Falcons

Page: 218

View: 9462

Eine afrikanische Liebesgeschichte

Mein Leben unter Elefanten

Author: Daphne Sheldrick

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641080479

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 3489

Mein Paradies im Herzen von Kenia Von Kindesbeinen an gilt Daphne Sheldricks ganze Liebe den wilden Tieren Afrikas. Bereits als junge Frau leistet sie wahre Pionierarbeit, als sie unermüdlich kämpft für die Errichtung von Schutzgebieten, doch die große Wende ihres Lebens ereignet sich, als sie David Sheldrick begegnet, dem charismatischen Leiter des Tsavo Nationalparks. Es ist eine leidenschaftliche und tiefe Liebe, die sie verbindet, und sie bleiben unzertrennlich bis zu Davids tragischem und viel zu frühen Tod. Daphne Sheldrick, entschlossen, das Werk ihres Mannes fortzusetzen, gründet eine Rettungsorganisation für verwaiste Elefantenkinder. Ihr Buch legt Zeugnis ab von den unvergleichlichen und zutiefst berührenden Freundschaften zwischen Menschen und Tieren - und ist eine großartige Liebeserklärung an den schwarzen Kontinent.