Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders

Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders Author National Audubon Society
ISBN-10 OCLC:951468513
Release 1989
Pages 988
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A Guide to Field Guides

A Guide to Field Guides Author Diane Schmidt
ISBN-10 1563087073
Release 1999
Pages 304
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Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.

A Field Guide to Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants North America North of Mexico

A Field Guide to Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants  North America  North of Mexico Author Steven Foster
ISBN-10 039593608X
Release 1998-09
Pages 244
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Describes dangerous mammals, reptiles, spiders, insects, flowers, shrubs, trees, and mushrooms

In Search of Swampland

In Search of Swampland Author Ralph W. Tiner
ISBN-10 0813536812
Release 2005
Pages 330
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Focusing on wetland environments throughout the Northeast and North Central regions of the United States, an updated examination of swamp ecology offers an introduction to its animals and plant life, and discusses the causes of wetland loss and degradation, wetland protection, and wetland characteristics, formation, functions, and values. Original.

Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time My Life Doing Dumb Stuff with Animals

Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time  My Life Doing Dumb Stuff with Animals Author Richard Conniff
ISBN-10 0393071537
Release 2010-06-28
Pages 304
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“Hilariously informative. . . . This book will remind you why you always wanted to be a naturalist.”—Outside In this thrilling foray into the animal kingdom, Richard Conniff takes readers on an adventure-packed journey as he courts the most dangerous animals and lives to tell the tale. He lets African wild dogs sniff his neck to test the idea that they are vicious man-eaters, sticks his hand in a fire ant mound and does multiple takes for a pretty camerawoman on a television shoot, and flings chicken carcasses into piranha-infested waters to clock how quickly they disappear—before diving in himself. This collection offers a rare chance to go along on these death-defying treks and see life through the eyes of a bona-fide field naturalist.

Using the Biological Literature

Using the Biological Literature Author Diane Schmidt
ISBN-10 9781466558571
Release 2014-04-14
Pages 412
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The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.

Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City

Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City Author Leslie Day
ISBN-10 9781421411491
Release 2013-05-10
Pages 356
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New York just might be the most biologically diverse city in temperate America. The five boroughs sit atop one of the most naturally rich sites in North America, directly under the Atlantic migratory flyway, at the mouth of a 300-mile-long river, and on three islands—Manhattan, Staten, and Long. Leslie Day, a New York City naturalist, reveals this amazing world in her Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Combining the stunning paintings of Mark A. Klingler with a variety of photographs and maps, this book is a complete guide for the urban naturalist—with tips on identifying the city's flora and fauna and maps showing the nearest subway stop. Here is your personal guide to the real wild side of America’s largest city. Throw it in your backpack, hop on the subway, and explore. -- Adrian Benepe, Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

It s a Jungle Out There

It s a Jungle Out There Author Jennifer Ward
ISBN-10 9780834827448
Release 2011-06-14
Pages 144
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Just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you can't enjoy nature. This compact guide offers 52 nature-focused explorations, adventures, observations, and games that can help you and your child connect to nature while living in the city. While it may be hard to see nature through the traffic, buildings, and busyness of the city, there is still much of the natural world to explore when you turn your gaze to the cracks in the sidewalk, the trees on the street, or the green spaces that your city offers. Become an urban birder, make your own man vs. wild observations, and discover the not-so-hidden pockets of nature in your neighborhood. For children ages 4 to 8. Jennifer Ward is the author of I Love Dirt!, Let’s Go Outside!, and numerous children’s books, all of which present nature to kids. Learn more about her at

Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock Author Lance Allred
ISBN-10 9780292784307
Release 2010-02-17
Pages 314
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With intriguing domes of pinkish granite surrounded by a sea of Hill Country limestone, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area attracts over 300,000 visitors every year who come to the park to hike, rock climb, spelunk, camp, picnic, and observe birds and wildflowers. Geologists from around the world come to Enchanted Rock to examine landforms that were shaped by forces on ancient continents of Earth more than one billion years ago! All of these visitors, however, are only the latest comers in a line of human history that stretches back 13,000 years to early Native Americans and includes Spanish explorers, Mexican and German settlers, and thirteen private and public owners up to the current owner, the state of Texas. Surprisingly, given the area's wealth of unusual geology, native plants and animals, and human history, no comprehensive guide to Enchanted Rock has been published before now. In Enchanted Rock, you'll find everything you need to fully appreciate this unique place. Lance Allred draws on the work of specialists in many fields to offer a popular account of the park's history, geology, weather, flora, and fauna. Whether you want to know more about how Enchanted Rock was formed, identify a wildflower or butterfly, or learn more about plant communities along the hiking trails, you'll find accurate information here, presented in an inviting style. Over a thousand color photographs illustrate the enjoyable text.

Naturally Curious Day by Day

Naturally Curious Day by Day Author Mary Holland
ISBN-10 9780811765596
Release 2016-11-07
Pages 384
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This follow-up to Naturally Curious, a National Outdoor Book Award winner, is a day-by-day account of nature observations throughout the year. Daily entries include entertaining and enlightening observations about specific animal or plant activity happening in eastern North America on that date. Set up as a naturalist's journal, entries describe in detail sightings and events in the natural world and are accompanied by stunning color photographs of birds, animals, insects, plants, and more. Essays throughout describe specific events in nature happening during each month, while sidebars supply natural history facts and information pertinent to the topics of the month or the time of year.

An Estuary Food Chain

An Estuary Food Chain Author Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
ISBN-10 9780822576167
Release 2009-08-01
Pages 64
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Gives readers an exciting glimpse into animals and their habitats while illuminating curriculum concepts related to food webs and biomes.

Nature Guide to Shenandoah National Park

Nature Guide to Shenandoah National Park Author Ann Simpson
ISBN-10 9781493002214
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 264
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This field guide dedicated to wildlife of Shenandoah National Park is an information-packed, pocket-sized book that introduces park visitors to animals, plants, insects and more that reside in the Shenandoah Valley in a colorful and portable package. Including full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions and with full cooperation from the park association, this book will appeal to the 1.1 million visitors who travel to Shenandoah every year.

I Love Dirt

I Love Dirt Author Jennifer Ward
ISBN-10 0834822393
Release 2008-05-13
Pages 144
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I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder. To learn more about the author, Jennifer Ward, visit her website at and to learn more about the illustrator, Susie Ghahremani, visit her website at

A Field Guide to Insects

A Field Guide to Insects Author Donald Joyce Borror
ISBN-10 0395911702
Release 1998
Pages 404
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Covers over five hundred families of North American insects

Wildlife Wildflowers and Wild Activities

Wildlife  Wildflowers  and Wild Activities Author Jennifer A. Bauer
ISBN-10 1570723176
Release 2006
Pages 197
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Encourages readers to go outdoors and investigate life in the wilderness of Southern Appalachia, providing outlined group activities that promote conservation and an awareness of nature.

A Field Guide to Eastern Forests North America

A Field Guide to Eastern Forests  North America Author John C. Kricher
ISBN-10 0395928958
Release 1988
Pages 488
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Identifies birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees, and flowers

Hungry Hollow

Hungry Hollow Author A.K. Dewdney
ISBN-10 9781461222200
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 233
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Starting with an elegant description of a small piece of land called Hungry Hollow, A.K. Dewdney introduces us to its denizens. The reader goes on a guided tour through the many dimensions of our natural habitat, back into prehistoric time and inward to a teeming microscopic world full of strange creatures performing bizarre feats. "It surprised me how 220 pages explaining biological phenomena can add up to a literary image of the magic of lifePerhaps this book will go some way to redress the general deficiency in judgement that allows humans to endanger other life forms..." -NEW SCIENTIST