Synopses & Reviews
Waterford's new series of Pocket Naturalists to North American Plants and animals highlight the most common, distinctive and widely distributed species in each category. Like all Pocket Naturalists, these guides provide simplified pocket reference that allows readers to easily identify species at a glance. MAny of the guides in the series also provide a review of the taxonomy of species and the key differences between groups.
Waterford's website (www.waterfordpress.com) provides educators with over 200 nature-related games and activities that reinforce many of the key messages found in these guides. Designed to complement the K-12 science curriculum, these games and activities can be downloaded for free and provide fun and interesting ways to stimulate students' interest in nature and the natural sciences. The website receives up to 140,000 hits per month, and received an A+ rating by Education World magazine and a Blue Web'n award.
Trees is an easily accessible field reference manual to familiar North American trees. This durable folding guide, printed on laminate material, is an essential resource for any level of nature explorer, to recognize and name the most common trees. The detailed color illustrations help to distinguish each species.
Review of the key distinguishing features of the most common, distinctive and widely distributed North American trees.
This concise guide—organized by family—highlights more than 140 species of North American trees. Laminated for durability, this handy pamphlet is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.
"I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree." The poet, Joyce Kilmer understood the beauty of our sturdy environmental companions. Trees is the essential pocket-sized, folding guide to familiar North American trees. This beautifully illustrated guide Identifies over 140 familiar species organized by family. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and updated species selection. The quality of our environment - the air, soil and water - depends on trees. Durable and lightweight, this guide is the one to keep with you on your next outdoor adventure.
The quality of our environment - the air, soil and water - depends greatly on trees. In this beautifully detailed guide, with full color illustrations, over 140 familiar North American species are highlighted and helpfully organized by family. Trees is the essential reference guide for nature lovers of all experience levels. This convenient laminated guide is an ideal, portable source of practical information and ideal for field use. Made in the USA.
About the Author
James Kavanagh has authored over 100 guides that introduce novices to common plants, animals and natural phenomena.
"Environmental education begins when people begin to understand and appreciate the plants and animals in their immediate environment and their relationship to them. This education often begins when people learn the names of species. Just like with humans, a relationship between two individuals begins when they first learn each other's name and grows from there. We hope that by creating products that introduce readers to species, we will begin to facilitate long term relationships that allow people to better comprehend their place in the natural world and understand the urgent need to protect and sustain all species."
James Kavanagh, President