Field Guide to Birds of Western North America
Category: Bird watching
"Covering North American species of the Rocky Mountains and west, [offering] a wealth of improvements and updates"--
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
A guide for bird enthusiasts specifically designed for use in the field features descriptions of 703 species of birds from west of the Rocky Mountains, and illustrations that depict species from different views.
Eastern North America
Author: David Allen Sibley
Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated
Featuring the top 100 bird species in eastern and western North America, these high-quality, illustrated posters include a selection of beautifully rendered paintings designed to highlight the intricate details of each bird. Both male and female birds are represented in relative scale, offering birdwatchers the opportunity to view the most common birds at a glance and giving an accurate impression of the differences in sizes. To aid in identification, birds are arranged by type?from blackbirds to woodpeckers to songbirds, and beyond. Using the foothills of the Rocky Mountains as the dividing line for east and west, these essential guides can be used for easy identification of backyard birds in North America. These meticulously detailed posters make remarkable additions to any birder's reference collection.
45 Must-do Hikes for Everyone
Author: Elizabeth Wenk,Jeffrey Schaffer
Publisher: Wilderness Press
45 “Must-Do” Yosemite Hikes It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the amazing number of choice destinations in Yosemite National Park—Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Tuolumne Meadows, Hetch Hetchy, and many other famed locales. Now in full color, Top Trails Yosemite by Elizabeth Wenk and Jeffrey P. Schaffer helps you sort through the options. It doesn’t describe every possible hike in the Park, only the best. Whether you’re looking for a scenic stroll, a full-day adventure, or even a spectacular backpacking trip, you’ll find it here. And with at-a-glance information for each hike, visitors can determine which hikes are most suitable to their skills, schedules, and preferences. Books in the affordable and easy-to-use Top Trails series feature elevation profiles, detailed maps, driving directions, and “don’t get lost” trail milestones. Innovative trail-feature charts give information on which trails are child-friendly; which allow horses; where to see giant sequoias, waterfalls, lakes, wildflowers, and autumn colors; which trips have the best photo opportunities; and which have camping, running, or biking opportunities.
Author: Stephen R. Whitney,Rob Sandelin
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
A guide to the mountain environment, plants, and animals of the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains.
Author: Paul Johnsgard
Category: Bird watching
"Nebraska lies in the transition zone between North American eastern and western avifaunas and is home to more than 200 breeding and 150 migrant species. This definitive guide to Nebraska birdwatching by the state's preeminent ornithologist includes a county-by-county rundown of the best sites, a calendar of migrations, an annotated checklist of regularly occurring Nebraska birds, and recommendations for optical equipment, publications and reference materials, and contact information for conservation and ornithological groups. It features 48 maps as well as photographs and drawings by the author. Paul Johnsgard, Foundation Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the author of more than 50 books and 150 articles on birds and other wildlife."--Page 4 of cover
A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition
Author: Diane Schmidt
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.
Broad-leaved Trees of Eastern North America
Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated
Featuring the most well-known 50 tree species in eastern North America, these high-quality, illustrated posters showcase beautifully rendered paintings designed to highlight the intricate details of each tree. For ease of comparison and identification, reproductions of similar tree types?from magnolia and birch to oak and ash to maple and elm?are grouped together. Using the foothills of the Rocky Mountains as the dividing line for east and west, this informative poster can be used for easy identification of trees found across North America. Printed and packaged using recycled papers, this stunning poster will enhance any tree-lovers' wall.
Big Pine of the Southwest
Author: Sylvester Allred
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
"This manuscript examines the ponderosa pine forests of the US Southwest (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah) by describing the author's observations as he walks through the forests around his home in Flagstaff, Arizona. It discusses the basic history of ponderosa pines, their range from Canada to Mexico, and the plant and animal life found in these forests"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Edward C. Cleary,Archie Dickey
Publisher: Transportation Research Board National Research
This report presents the different wildlife challenges that airports may face and the techniques and strategies for addressing them. The Guidebook discusses for airport mangers and other airport personnel at general aviation airports with limited resources (1) the different species that can be found at airports and specific information that will be helpful in identifying and controlling them, (2) the various wildlife attractants and best management practices that can be employed by airport operators to minimize wildlife activity at and around airports, (3) wildlife control strategies and techniques that are most appropriate at general aviation airports, and (4) how to develop a wildlife control program--