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National Audubon Society Regional Guide to California (Audubon Society Regional Field Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

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. And coming in 1999: the Mid-Atlantic, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the Rocky Mountains.

Book News Annotation:

A superb pocket handbook to the flora and fauna of California including a good, succinct review of the state's natural history and an annotated list of state parks and preserves. Unfortunately, non- native plants are not consistently identified as exotics. Color photos, maps. 4x8". Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Synopsis:

Up-to-date, concise, accurate species accounts, sensible, user-friendly organization, extraordinary color photography and illustrations--these features and others combine to make the National Audubon Society Field Guides among the most encyclopedic guidebooks around. 1,500 color photos, plus 200 maps & illustrations in each guide.

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 and is the author of books on North American, Latin American, and African wildlife. Peter organized an event called Biodiversity Day, the first of which took place in his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts.

Fred Heath, author of several sections of this guide, as well as regional consultant, is a naturalist, field trip leader, and lecturer, who is active in the Los Angeles chapter of the National Audubon Society and the North American Butterfly Association.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679446781
Other:
Alden, Peter
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Author:
Alden, Peter
Author:
Alden
Author:
National Audubon Society
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
California
Subject:
Guidebooks
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Natural history -- California.
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:
7.73x4.17x.87 in. .97 lbs.

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