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  • A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America

    By Sheri L. Williamson

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780618024964
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: December 2001
    A comprehensive guide to North America's thirty-one species of hummingbirds explains how to identify the various species and provides detailed notes on plumages, behaviors, habitats, migration, and breeding and wintering distributions, as well as tips on attracting and feeding these birds. Simultaneous.
  • Butterflies and Moths

    By David J. Carter

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780789489838
    • Publisher: DK PUBLISHING
    • Published: May 2002
    (DK/Smithsonian Handbooks series). Packed with detailed information on characteristics, distinguishing features, and more, this handbook is the clearest identification guide to butterflies and moths. With more than 600 full-color photographs of more than 500 species, this handy pocket guide cuts through the complex process of identification. Each species entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the chief characteristics and distinguishing features of each butterfly or moth. A distribution map, showing the geographical range of the species, as well as color-coded bands, providing at-a-glace fact, complete everu entry. Glossary, index. 304p.
  • Butterfly Gardening: The North American Butterfly Association Guide

    By Jane Hurwitz

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780691170343
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: April 2018
    "This book stands alone. It gently guides you step-by-step on the path to creating an accomplished butterfly garden, and it makes you feel as though you have been welcomed into a group of butterfly-gardening friends. The presentation is clear and concise, the butterfly and plant charts are indispensable, and the photographs are incredible."--Rick Mikula, president of Butterfly Rescue International "This very useful book will appeal to virtually everyone interested in butterfly gardening or butterflies. Beginners and experts alike will enjoy the down-to-earth style. Neither too elementary nor too technical, the book presents new concepts that are easy to grasp and implement, and the illustrations are excellent."--John V. Calhoun, Research Associate, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Deer of the Southwest: A Complete Guide to the Natural History, Biology, and Management of Southwestern Mule Deer and White-Tailed Deer

    By Jim Heffelfinger

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9781585445158
    • Publisher: TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: September 2006
  • Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780789493613
    • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
    • Published: June 2003
    Full-color, captioned illustrations accompany detailed profiles of two hundred different dinosaur species, accompanied by photographs of paleontological excavation sites and information on the habitats in which these prehistoric creatures lived. 25,000 first printing.
  • Extreme Birder: One Woman's Big Year

    By Lynn E. Barber

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9781603442619
    • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
    • Published: March 2011
    One woman . . . one year . . . 723 species of birds. . . In 2008, Lynn Barber's passion for birding led her to drive, fly, sail, walk, stalk, and sit in search of birds in twenty-five states and three provinces. Traveling more than 175,000 miles, she set a twenty-first century record at the time, second to only one other person in history. Over 272 days, Barber observed 723 species of birds in North America north of Mexico, recording a remarkable 333 new species in January but, with the dwindling returns typical to Big Year birding, only eight in December, a month that found her crisscrossing the continent from Texas to Newfoundland, from Washington to Ontario. In the months between, she felt every extreme of climate, well-being, and emotion. But, whether finally spotting an elusive Blue Bunting or seeing three species of eiders in a single day, she was also challenged, inspired, and rewarded by nearly every experience. Barber's journal from her American Birding Association-sanctioned Big Year covers the highlights of her treks to forests, canyons, mountain ranges, deserts, oceans, lakes, and numerous spots in between. Written in the informal style of a diary, it captures the detail, humor, challenges, and fun of a good adventure travelogue and also conveys the remarkable diversity of North American birds and habitat. For actual or would-be “travel birders,” Lynn Barber's Extreme Birder provides a fascinating, binoculars-eye view of one of the best-loved pastimes of nature lovers everywhere."Lynn Barber challenges a traditionally male-dominated pursuit--the birding big year--and is successful beyond her wildest dreams. She is an inspiration for all who love adventure, nature, and birds."--Lynn Hassler, author, Birds of the American Southwest
  • Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780826342690
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
    • Published: November 2008
    Extending from the spillway below Cochiti Dam, about fifty miles north of Albuquerque, to the headwaters of Elephant Butte Reservoir, near Truth or Consequences in the southern portion of New Mexico, the Middle Rio Grande Bosque is more than a cottonwood woodland or forest. It is a complete riverside ecosystem, among the more important in the world's arid regions.Every day hundreds of visitors to the bosque encounter flora and fauna they can't identify. Researchers and municipal, county, state, and federal resource agency personnel concerned with the bosque's management need to know how plants and animals are linked to their habitats.With descriptions of more than seven hundred plants and animals illustrated with color photographs, this authoritative guide is the first of its kind for the Middle Rio Grande Bosque and is an invaluable resource for land managers, teachers, students, eco-buffs, and nature enthusiasts. It also reveals the important role the bosque plays in New Mexico's natural heritage.
  • Herbs

    By Lesley Bremness

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780789493910
    • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
    • Published: October 2002
    (Smithsonian Handbooks series). Here, 1,500 vivid full-color photos combine with descriptions of more than 700 species. This comprehensive book explains what an herb is, identifies which parts are collected and prepared, and describes the different uses of each - from cooking and medicine to beauty treatment, aromatherapy, and crafts. Essential details of the species; size, habitat and natural range complete every entry, and a concsie glossary explains technical and scientific terms. Color illustrations show the whole plant or tree in its most typical form, while color-coded bands provide quick reference facts. Index. 304p.
  • Insects of Texas

    By David H. Kattes

    Our Price: $27.00
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9781603440820
    • Publisher: TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: July 2009
    This practical, non-technical introduction to insect classification offers a well-illustrated, straight-forward primer in entomology. Whether you are part of a master naturalist program, are interested in environmentally friendly pest management, or simply enjoy knowing what to call that strange-looking bug on your back porch, Insects of Texas will be your first resource for insect classification and identification. This book will help you sort out many of the millions of insect species by learning the readily distinguishable field characteristics needed to identify groups most commonly seen in Texas. David H. Kattes provides short tutorials on morphology and metamorphosis and uses a simple color-coding scheme to present the five classes of arthropods and the orders, suborders, and families of insects most relevant to Texas observers. Photo keys, pronunciation guides, illustrated tables, abundant photographs, and highlighted accounts of physical and biological characteristics help introduce readers to the various tiny creatures that inhabit our world, steering them through arachnids, crustaceans, millipedes, centipedes, and hexapods. Within each account, Kattes comments on habits and other interesting information, reflecting his long experience in teaching and speaking to a variety of receptive audiences.
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife

    By Peter Alden

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780679432340
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: October 1995
    A tour of African wildlife covers the climates, landscapes, and creatures of Africa's fifty-eight countries; profiles 480 species; and includes maps that show country borders and park locations. 75,000 first printing.
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fishes: North America (Revised Edition)

    By Carter R. Gilbert

    Our Price: $21.55
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780375412240
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: June 2002
    Highlighted by more than 1,600 new color and black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and maps, this thoroughly revised field guide to North American fishes includes detailed profiles of 657 fish species, along with notes on 764 more, all-new maps forHighlighted by more than 1,600 new color and black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and maps, this thoroughly revised field guide to North American fishes includes detailed profiles of 657 fish species, along with notes on 764 more, all-new maps for fresh- and saltwater species, identification tips, and other features. 50,000 first printing. fresh- and saltwater species, identification tips, and other features. 50,000 first printing.
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida

    By Peter Alden

    Our Price: $23.95
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780679446774
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: May 1998
    Regional guide: birds, animals, trees, wildflowers, insects, weather, nature preserves, and more.
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds - Western Region

    By National Audubon Society

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780679428510
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: August 1994
    A definitive guide to the birds of western North America provides hundreds of full-color, close-up photographs, identification tips, and information on avian characteristics, habitats and ranges, behavior, and more. 150,000 first printing.
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region, Revised Edition

    By Audubon Society

    Our Price: $20.65
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780679428527
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: September 1994
    A perennial favorite with nearly 700 all-new full-color photographs, meticulously researched and beautifully produced. A 'new must' for bird watchers and enthusiasts of all ages. 800p.
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures

    By Norman A. Meinkoth

    Our Price: $23.35
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780394519937
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: December 1981
    Each of the 690 identification pictures is a full-color photograph of a seashore creature. Arrangement by shape and by color makes identification quick and easy. 666 species are covered in full detail.

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