Synopses & Reviews
Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides.
The Sierra Nevada ecosystem ranges from scrub and chaparral plants at lower elevations to subalpine forests and alpine meadows at the higher elevations, and this pocket-sized folding guide stands as the perfect reference to indentify all of the regions familiar trees, shrubs, and wildflowers, including massive sequoias and common wildflowers such as the paintbrush and fireweed.
The Sierra Nevada ecosystem ranges from scrub and chaparral plants at lower elevations, to subalpine forests and alpine meadows at the higher elevations. Sierra Nevada Trees and Wildflowers is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide to familiar trees, shrubs and wildflowers of this region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar species, from the massive sequoias to common wildflowers including paintbrush and fireweed. Laminated for durability, this folding guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by ecotourists both novice and expert. Created and printed in the USA.
The longest continuous mountain chain in the U.S., the Sierra Nevada mountains are one of the most diverse coniferous forests on Earth. The world's largest tree, the sequoia, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout this region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes a map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
About the Author
Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.