A Guide to Field Guides

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563087073

Category: Nature

Page: 344

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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.
A Field Guide to Western Butterflies

Author: Paul A. Opler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395791510

Category: Nature

Page: 566

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Encompassing nearly six hundred species of butterlies found west of the 100th meridian, this updated handbook features lifelike color plates, photographs, maps, and line drawings, as well as information on habitats, ranges, flight seasons, food plants, and special characteristics of each species. Simultaneous.
Field Guide to the Birds of the Atlantic Islands

Author: Tony Clarke

Publisher: A & C Black

ISBN: 0713660236

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 648

This is the first comprehensive field guide dealing exclusively withthe birds of this spectacular region. It covers all resident, migrantand vagrant species found in Macaronesia which comprises the CanaryIslands, Madeira, Azores and Cape Verde. Over 450 species areillustrated with full details of all the plumages and major races likelyto be encountered. Concise text describes identification, status,range, habits and voice. This authoritative book will not only be an indispensable guide tothe visiting birder, but also a vital tool for those engaged in work toconserve and study the avifauna of this region. The Atlantic Islandsshelter a remarkable diversity of birds, many seriously endangered withsmall and vulnerable ranges.
Birds of Peru

Author: Thomas S. Schulenberg


ISBN: UTEXAS:059173022268920

Category: Nature

Page: 666

View: 264

Nearly eighteen hundred different bird species--one fifth of the world's birds--have been recorded in Peru. Birds of Peru is the most complete and well-researched field guide to this rich and fascinating diversity. It illustrates every one of the 1,792 species and shows the distinct plumages of each. It includes 304 superb, high-quality color plates directly opposite concise descriptions and color distribution maps, making it much easier to use in the field than standard neotropical field guides. The detailed text discusses key identification features, status, distribution, and vocalizations for all species, and many subspecies. This field guide enables users to identify all species found in Peru, and is also useful throughout much of western South America, particularly southeastern Colombia, southern Ecuador, western Brazil, Bolivia, and northern Chile. Birds of Peru is an indispensable resource for birdwatchers, biologists, naturalists, and conservationists working or traveling in Peru and South America. The most complete and well-researched field guide to the 1,792 species of birds found in Peru 304 superb, high-quality color plates directly opposite concise descriptions and full-color distribution maps for quick reference and easy identification Distinct plumages, subspecies, sexes, age classes, and morphs fully illustrated Detailed text discusses key identification features, status, distribution, and vocalizations Designed especially for field use-compact, portable, and user-friendly
A Field Guide to Animal Tracks

Author: Olaus Johan Murie

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061851743X

Category: Nature

Page: 440

View: 679

A new edition of the classic guide to animal tracking includes descriptions of habitats, habits, signs, and much more, providing thousands of line drawings of bird, reptiles, amphibians, and insects that leave tracks. Original.
Birds of Mongolia

Author: Axel Braunlich

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713687045

Category: Birds

Page: 280

View: 145

"An important new step for world ornithology" - Professor Osor ShagdarsurenMongolia is a huge landlocked country in the centre of Asia. It encompasses a diverse range of habitats including forests, vast treeless plains, the Altai Mountains and of course the Gobi Desert, and it is becoming an increasingly popular destination for birders. For dozens of steppe species and many others, Mongolia really is the place to go. This new field guide provides full details of every species to be found in the country. The book, written by Chris Leahy and Gomboo, Mongolia's most famous ornithologist, follows traditional field guide design with plates arranged opposite the text. Detailed maps - a mapping feat never before attempted for Mongolia - accompany the species entries. Birds of Mongolia is an indispensable guide to the country's avifauna; no visiting naturalist can be without it.
A Field Guide to Feeder Birds

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061805944X

Category: Nature

Page: 118

View: 972

Provides advice on how to set up and stock a bird feeder, and fend off squirrels and predators, and offers information on identifying and feeding birds that visit feeders in eastern and central Canada and the United States.