Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America

Fourth Edition
Author: Fiona Reid
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547345534
Category: Nature
Page: 608
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Roger Tory Peterson's unique system shows exactly what features to look for to tell one species from another. Peterson Field Guides are designed to work in the field, and every illustration, every word, is directed to that end. For each Field Guide, an author with expertise in the subject and an experienced artist work closely with the editors to ensure that both text and illustrations are accurate. As the most comprehensive and in-depth guide to North American mammals, this book covers all the mammals found in North America north of Mexico, including those that live in near-shore waters. The only guide to include paintings and photographs of the animals as well as photographs of mammal skulls, it has 80 color plates, plus 46 additional color illustrations and black-and-white drawings, nearly 400 range maps, and more than 100 color photographs.

Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Fourth Edition


Author: Robert Powell,Roger Conant,Joseph T. Collins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544662490
Category: Nature
Page: 608
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A completely updated edition, including 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species of reptiles and amphibians. The new edition of this definitive guide reflects 25 years’ worth of changes in our knowledge of reptiles and amphibians. It includes descriptions of 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species, updated maps, and new figures and photos. Color illustrations and drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 322 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions. Clear and concise species accounts provide key characteristics, similar species, habitats, and ranges, as well as subspecies, voice descriptions, and conservation status. This edition will be a crucial resource for professional and amateur herpetologists, naturalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and students.

A Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians

Eastern and Central North America
Author: Roger Conant,Joseph T. Collins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395904527
Category: Nature
Page: 616
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This newly designed field guides features detailed descriptions of 595 species and subspecies. The 656 full-color illustrations and 384 drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 333 color photographs and 333 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America


Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547152707
Category: Nature
Page: 493
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Presents illustrations and detailed descriptions of the most common species of birds found in the western areas of North America, with advice on bird identification and maps indicating the range of each species.

Naturally Curious Day by Day

A Photographic Field Guide and Daily Visit to the Forests, Fields, and Wetlands of Eastern North America
Author: Mary Holland
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811765598
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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This follow-up to Naturally Curious, a National Outdoor Book Award winner, is a day-by-day account of nature observations throughout the year. Daily entries include entertaining and enlightening observations about specific animal or plant activity happening in eastern North America on that date. Set up as a naturalist's journal, entries describe in detail sightings and events in the natural world and are accompanied by stunning color photographs of birds, animals, insects, plants, and more. Essays throughout describe specific events in nature happening during each month, while sidebars supply natural history facts and information pertinent to the topics of the month or the time of year.

Pocketguide to Eastern Wetlands


Author: T. Travis Brown,Shanda Brown
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811711730
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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• Explains wetlands' roles in a healthy ecosystem • Describes the different types of wetlands found in the eastern United States • Field guide to plant and animal species commonly found in such habitats • Chapters for plants, trees and shrubs, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds • Descriptions, full-color photos, and range maps given for every species

A Field Guide to the Birds

Eastern and Central North America
Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395963715
Category: Nature
Page: 289
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Explore the Expanding Peterson Line. Leave your reading glasses behind. Now Roger Tory Peterson's classic Field Guide to Eastern Birds has been reissued in a larger format specially produced for those who don't want to take their reading glasses into the field. Peterson's treasured illustrations have been reproduced in beautiful color. Species descriptions include only the most important identification elements -- size, voice, and habitat -- in large, easy-to-read type. Color range maps, conveniently located next to the species accounts, have been updated specifically for this book. Roger Tory Peterson's original text has been revised and updated by Virginia Peterson, who worked closely with her husband and created the maps for the fourth edition of the Field Guide to Eastern Birds; Noble Proctor, a professor of biology who was a close friend of Roger Tory Peterson's and led natural history tours for twenty-five years; and Pete Dunne, vice president of the New Jersey Audubon Society and director of the Cape May Bird Observatory, as well as the author of many books on birding. The maps have been updated by Virginia Peterson and Paul Lehman, past editor of Birding magazine and a bird tour leader who has traveled extensively around North America studying bird distribution and identification and has written many articles on these subjects.

Pocketguide to Eastern Streams


Author: T. Travis Brown,Shanda Brown
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811706400
Category: Science
Page: 272
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Species accounts and photos for 225 plants, trees, insects, mollusks, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds commonly found in and around streams Covers both aquatic organisms and those that live on streambanks Distinguishing characteristics, habitat information, and range map provided for each species For nature-lovers, hikers, anglers, naturalists, and wildlife professionals Includes information on restoring and preserving threatened or damaged stream ecosystems, all in a handy pocketsize format

Peterson Field Guide to Western Reptiles & Amphibians, Fourth Edition


Author: Robert C. Stebbins,Samuel M. McGinnis
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328508013
Category: Nature
Page: 588
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PETERSON: The best-selling field guides of all time This is the most comprehensive and trusted guide to reptiles and amphibians of western North America. The new edition retains the realistic and accurate paintings by Robert Stebbins and includes 160 color photographs for additional detail. All range maps are up to date and placed within their species accounts. Family, genus, species, and subspecies names have been updated to the currently accepted usage. Illustrations of eggs and larvae, which can aid in identifying salamanders and frogs, are a particularly helpful feature. The area covered includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, the western corner of Nunavut, Yukon, and Baja California. Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute

Pete Dunne's Essential Field Guide Companion

A Comprehensive Resource for Identifying North American Birds
Author: Pete Dunne
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544135687
Category: Nature
Page: 736
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In this book, bursting with more information than any field guide could hold, the well-known author and birder Pete Dunne introduces readers to the "Cape May School of Birding." It's an approach to identification that gives equal or more weight to a bird's structure and shape and the observer's overall impression (often called GISS, for General Impression of Size and Shape) than to specific field marks. After determining the most likely possibilities by considering such factors as habitat and season, the birder uses characteristics such as size, shape, color, behavior, flight pattern, and vocalizations to identify a bird. The book provides an arsenal of additional hints and helpful clues to guide a birder when, even after a review of a field guide, the identification still hangs in the balance. This supplement to field guides shares the knowledge and skills that expert birders bring to identification challenges. Birding should be an enjoyable pursuit for beginners and experts alike, and Pete Dunne combines a unique playfulness with the work of identification. Readers will delight in his nicknames for birds, from the Grinning Loon and Clearly the Bathtub Duck to Bronx Petrel and Chicken Garnished with a Slice of Mango and a Dollop of Raspberry Sherbet.