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: 2242

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

Trees of Eastern North America

Author: Gil Nelson,Christopher J. Earle,Richard Spellenberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852994

Category: Nature

Page: 720

View: 9685

Covering 825 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Eastern North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains--including those species found only in tropical and subtropical Florida and northernmost Canada--the book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; "Quick ID" summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; keys to leaves and twigs; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure. The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the book covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs. With its unmatched combination of breadth and depth, this is an essential guide for every tree lover. The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guide to the trees of eastern North America Covers 825 species, more than any comparable guide, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains Features specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much more An essential guide for every tree lover

The Owl and the Woodpecker

Encounters with North America's Most Iconic Birds

Author: Paul Bannick,Martyn Stewart

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 159485095X

Category: Nature

Page: 199

View: 4298

An intimate blend of personal field notes, rich natural history, and stunning photographs in the wild, this perfect holiday book for all bird-watchers provides an in-depth look at two of our most iconic--and important-- bird species. Great for photography lovers, conservationists and backyard enthusiasts alike, it includes an overview map of habitats and a foreword by award-winning artist and writer Tony Angell.Every wild place and urban area in North America hosts an owl or a woodpecker species, while healthy natural places often boast representatives of both. The diversity of these two families of birds, and the ways in which they define and enrich the ecosystems they inhabit, are the subject of this vivid new book by photographer and naturalist Paul Bannick. The Owl and the Woodpecker showcases a sense of these birds' natural rhythms, as well as the integral spirit of our wild places. Based on hundreds of hours in the field photographing these fascinating and wily birds, Bannick evokes all 41 North American species of owls and woodpeckers, across 11 key habitats. And by revealing the impact of two of our most iconic birds, Bannick has created a wholly unique approach to birding and conservation.

America's Natural Places [5 volumes]

Author: Stacy S. Kowtko

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313350892

Category: Nature

Page: 908

View: 5602

This timely set invites readers to celebrate the most beautiful and environmentally important places in the United States. • Covers one region per volume with entries organized by state within the volume • 200 illustrations depict America's most treasured landscapes

Trees of Western North America

Author: Richard Spellenberg,Christopher J. Earle,Gil Nelson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400851858

Category: Nature

Page: 560

View: 8961

Covering 630 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Western North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the western United States and Canada as far east as the Great Plains, the book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; "Quick ID" summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; a key to leaves; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure. The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the book covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs, as well as treelike forms of cacti and yuccas. With its unmatched combination of breadth and depth, this is an essential guide for every tree lover. The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guide to the trees of western North America Covers 630 species, more than any comparable guide, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far east as the Great Plains Features specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much more An essential guide for every tree lover

A Field Guide to Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores

Cape Hatteras to the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean

Author: Eugene Herbert Kaplan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 425

View: 2620

Identifies over a thousand species of shoreside plants and animals

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: 7060

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.

American Reference Books Annual 2000

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar,Susan D. Strickland,Shannon M. Graff

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781563088377

Category: Reference

Page: 804

View: 7777

Thorough and in-depth coverage of reference materials is at your fingertips with American Reference Books Annual. With nearly 1600 descriptive and evaluative entries, it continues its tradition as a comprehensive review source for reference works published or distributed in the United States. It encompasses the entire subject spectrum, covering such areas as general reference, history, education, literature, urban studies, economics and business, and science and technology. Some CD-ROMs and Canadian reference publications are covered.

Rettet die Vogelwelt

Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473461608

Category: Birds

Page: 384

View: 1551

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: 6158

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

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

View: 7425

1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

The Gulf Coast

Stories from Where We LIve

Author: Paul Mirocha

Publisher: Stories from Where We Live

ISBN: 9781571316653

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 252

View: 1722

Complete with poems, essays, and journal entries, life in the Gulf Coast is presented through a review of its past and an in-depth look at how things are today, along with a review of the diverse occupations, varied land areas, animal inhabitants, and more. Reprint.

Das letzte Kind im Wald

Geben wir unseren Kindern die Natur zurück!

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451065217

Category:

Page: 360

View: 1239

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: 4500

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

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: 6784

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.

Book Review Index 2001

Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787635435

Category:

Page: 532

View: 6855

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: 3440

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