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River-Walking Songbirds & Coyote Singing: An Uncommon Field Guide to Northwest Mountainsby Patricia Lichen
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Birds that walk underwater. Slugs that mate while suspended in midair. Frogs who star on Hollywood soundtracks. The Pacific Northwest abounds in natural wonders, and here are field guides as interesting as the world they describe. Filled with both amazing and amusing true-life tales about Northwest plants and animals, this new series of uncommon field guides will appeal to the casual observer and the avid naturalist alike. Each of these illustrated books describes more than sixty plants, animals, and natural phenomena of a particular Northwest habitat. Author Patricia Lichen combines standard field guide information about habitat, appearance, and range with delightful and engaging descriptions of the little-known facts, surprising details, and amusing — even bizarre — tidbits rarely found in ordinary field guides. Discover how amazing the Northwest natural world really is with these uncommon field guides.
Book News Annotation:
Presents some 65 personable, informative profiles of plants, birds, animals, and natural phenomenon of the Pacific Northwest mountains and foothills, accompanied by attractive b&w sketches by Linda Feltner. Each profile includes a Latin name (if appropriate), description, and habitat.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Marmots sharing sentinel duty. Songbirds walking underwater. So much is happening, minute by minute, in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. In this Uncommon Field Guide, author Patricia Lichen combines standard field guide information about habitat, appearance, and range with delightful and engaging descriptions of the little-known facts, surprising details, and amusing-even bizarre-tidbits rarely found in ordinary field guides.
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