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Peterson Field Guides #2: A Field Guide to Pacific States Wildflowers: Washington, Oregon, California and Adjacent Areas

Peterson Field Guides #2: A Field Guide to Pacific States Wildflowers: Washington, Oregon, California and Adjacent Areas Cover

ISBN13: 9780395910955
ISBN10: 0395910951
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Synopsis:

Here are descriptions and illustrations of 1,492 species from 77 families - virtually all of the wildflowers found from British Columbia to Baja California, from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Grouped by color, each species description includes field marks, size, habitat, range, flowering season, and common and scientific names.

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Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides®are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement.

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Jacque, June 18, 2009 (view all comments by Jacque)
Great book. Line drawings are better than photos for identifying plants.

Plant names are based on a system of grouping plants by the similarities in their sexual parts. Good line drawings will clearly show the pertinent structures, no matter the size of the flowers, something that many photos, however beautiful, simply can't do.

If you want to learn something about plants, you won't go wrong if you buy this book and a hand lens.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395910955
Subtitle:
Washington, Oregon, California and adjacent areas
Other:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Illustrator:
Ripper, Charles L.
Editor:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Ripper, Charles L.
Author:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Mariner Books
Author:
Niehaus, Theodore F.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Identification
Subject:
Wild flowers
Subject:
Wild flowers -- Pacific States -- Identification. .
Subject:
Wild flowers - Pacific States -
Subject:
Plants - Flowers
Subject:
Nature Studies-Wild Flowers General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Peterson Field Guides(R)
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Covers more than 1,400 species from 77 f
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.29x4.38x.97 in. .89 lbs.

Related Subjects

Home and Garden » Gardening » Identification
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Flora of the Pacific Northwest
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Flora of the Western US
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Flora of the Northwest
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Wild Flowers General

Peterson Field Guides #2: A Field Guide to Pacific States Wildflowers: Washington, Oregon, California and Adjacent Areas
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Here are descriptions and illustrations of 1,492 species from 77 families - virtually all of the wildflowers found from British Columbia to Baja California, from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Grouped by color, each species description includes field marks, size, habitat, range, flowering season, and common and scientific names.
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