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National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Pacific Northwest (Audubon Society Field Guide)

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Publisher Comments:

Filled with concise descriptions and stunning photographs, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest belongs in the home of every Pacific Northwest resident and in the suitcase or backpack of every visitor. This compact volume contains:

  • An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the region's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;
  • A complete overview of the Pacific Northwest's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns and night sky;
  • An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.

The guide is packed with visual information — the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 14 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as 150 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.

For everyone who lives or spends time in Washington or Oregon, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest.

Book News Annotation:

A guide to the region' wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, and mammals, along with an overview of geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky, and a sampling of sites with visitor information--all this in a dandy, compact (4x7.75"), abundantly illustrated vade mecum.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A whole new way to look at your world: New England, Florida, California, and the Pacific Northwest are the first four subjects in a series of comprehensive field guides to the flora, fauna, landscape, and climate of specific geographic regions of North America.

Up-to-date, concise, accurate species accounts; sensible, user-friendly organization; and extraordinary color photographs and illustrations throughout — all are features of these compact, portable, encyclopedic guides. Each easy-to-carry volume contains:

  • On nearly every page, beautiful and precise color photographs (about 1,500 in all), as well as scores of maps, diagrams, and other illustrations throughout the book
  • An identification field guide to approximately 1,000 local animals and plants, including wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, reptiles, amphibians, birds, butterflies, and mammals
  • A clear and thorough explanation of the region's natural history, featuring guides to geology, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky
  • Detailed descriptions (seasonal access, travel directions, trail information, and telephone numbers) of 50 of the best natural sites in the area — parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries — with notes on dozens of others
  • Essays addressing issues of conservation, endangered species, and the effects of human habitation

For every resident and every visitor, this series is an indispensable tool for enjoyment and understanding of our natural surroundings.

About the Author

Peter Alden, principal author of this series, is a birder, naturalist, author, and lecturer. He has led nature tours to more than 100 countries for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lindblad Travel, Friends of the Harvard Musum of Natural History, and cruises on all the world's oceans. Author of books on North American, Latin American, and African wildlife, Peter organized an event called Biodiversity Day in his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts.

Dennis Paulson, contributing author and regional consultant for this guide, is Director of the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679446798
Author:
National Audubon Society
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Other:
Alden, Peter
Author:
National Audubon Society
Author:
Alden, Peter
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
Guidebooks
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Northwest, pacific
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Natural history -- Northwest, Pacific.
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Series:
National Audubon Society Regional Field Guides
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
WITH 1,500 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS P
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.77x4.17x.89 in. .96 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A whole new way to look at your world: New England, Florida, California, and the Pacific Northwest are the first four subjects in a series of comprehensive field guides to the flora, fauna, landscape, and climate of specific geographic regions of North America.

Up-to-date, concise, accurate species accounts; sensible, user-friendly organization; and extraordinary color photographs and illustrations throughout — all are features of these compact, portable, encyclopedic guides. Each easy-to-carry volume contains:

  • On nearly every page, beautiful and precise color photographs (about 1,500 in all), as well as scores of maps, diagrams, and other illustrations throughout the book
  • An identification field guide to approximately 1,000 local animals and plants, including wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, reptiles, amphibians, birds, butterflies, and mammals
  • A clear and thorough explanation of the region's natural history, featuring guides to geology, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky
  • Detailed descriptions (seasonal access, travel directions, trail information, and telephone numbers) of 50 of the best natural sites in the area — parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries — with notes on dozens of others
  • Essays addressing issues of conservation, endangered species, and the effects of human habitation

For every resident and every visitor, this series is an indispensable tool for enjoyment and understanding of our natural surroundings.

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