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Other titles in the National Audubon Society Regional Field Guides series:
National Audubon Society Regional Guide to California (Audubon Society Regional Field Guides)by Audubon Society
Synopses & Reviews
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:
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)
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.
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