Nature Field Guides

Backyard Birds

Backyard Birds
$14.95

Bird-watching is one of life's simple joys.

Seeing a colorful friend flit about your backyard brings feelings of excitement, gladness, and contentment. Stan Tekiela understands the thrill of bird-watching. The award-winning author and naturalist has been studying and photographing backyard birds for more than 25 years. Here, he guides you through the wonderful lives of the most popular, most beloved species--like the American Goldfinch, the Northern Cardinal, and the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. His incomparable photography captures the birds in action and depicts behaviors that are sure to warm and perhaps even surprise you, while the book's headings and small blocks of text make for easy yet informative browsing. Every important aspect of the birds' lives, from first flight and feeding to migration and mating, is portrayed in this gorgeous book. Your coffee table won't be complete without it.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781591936411
Publication Date: 
2016-10-04
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Bears: Black, Brown & Polar Bears

Bears: Black, Brown & Polar Bears
$14.95

See Bears Up Close from the Comfort of Your Sofa

Professional naturalist, wildlife photographer, and author Stan Tekiela explores some of North America's most desolate areas, pursuing smart, powerful, and resourceful creatures: bears. With his instinct for being in the right place at the right time, Stan utilizes rare opportunities to capture some of the most compelling images of his career. Through this book, you can enter the world of these powerful creatures through stunning photos and personal anecdotes from Stan's journeys into the wild. Share in his travels and develop a new appreciation and respect for bears.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781591933786
Publication Date: 
2013-04-02
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BIRD BRAINIACS

BIRD BRAINIACS
$14.95

Bird Brainiacs is an interactive high-engagement journal for kids 8 - 13 who love birds--one that puts discovery in their hands! Throughout the pages, kids are encouraged to write, draw, and give their opinions about anything and everything related to birds through fun (and sometimes even silly) ways. Here are some of the things you'll come across in Bird Brainiacs

Quizzes
Mad-Lib style fill-ins
Personality questionnaires
Game ideas
Would you rather? scenarios
Citizen science challenges
Nature challenges
Nature truth or dare
...and of course--bird facts and space to log their bird sightings

Bird Brainiacs combines the popularity of diaries and journals along with the important subject matter of getting kids outside and learning about birds. Kids will learn things about themselves that they never knew, and it will be documented so they can look back on it for years to come. In addition, they will learn interesting facts and tidbits about the great outdoors.

35% of the net proceeds from every Cornell Lab Publishing Group book purchase will support projects such as children's educational and community programs.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781943645053
Publication Date: 
2016-05-10
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Collector's Guide to Minerals of New York State

Collector's Guide to Minerals of New York State
$19.99
Continuing a tradition that began in 1842, this book examines 24 localities of particular interest to mineral collectors. These localities are organized by how they occur (in sedimentary rocks, in crystalline rocks, in fractures)--a new approach that brings coherence to relationships among similar localities. For each locality, its significance to specimen mineralogy, collecting history, geological setting, origin, and a thorough description of the minerals of particular interest to collectors are presented, based on the latest research and nomenclature. Over 150 clear color photos show some of the finest specimens ever collected from each locality. Similar New York state localities are listed for each featured occurrence. While the GPS coordinates for each locality are provided, this is an introduction to what minerals occur in the State of New York, how beautiful they are, and why they are so interesting. Why have a mere field guide when you can have so much more?
ISBN/SKU: 
9780764343346
Publication Date: 
2013-06-28
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CROSSLEY ID GUIDE: EASTERN BIRDS

CROSSLEY ID GUIDE: EASTERN BIRDS
$35.00

A revolution in birding and field guides

This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design by providing the first real-life approach to identification. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds.

Unlike other guides, which provide isolated individual photographs or illustrations, this is the first book to feature large, lifelike scenes for each species. These scenes--640 in all--are composed from more than 10,000 of the author's images showing birds in a wide range of views--near and far, from different angles, in various plumages and behaviors, including flight, and in the habitat in which they live. These beautiful compositions show how a bird's appearance changes with distance, and give equal emphasis to characteristics experts use to identify birds: size, structure and shape, behavior, probability, and color. This is the first book to convey all of these features visually--in a single image--and to reinforce them with accurate, concise text. Each scene provides a wealth of detailed visual information that invites and rewards careful study, but the most important identification features can be grasped instantly by anyone.

By making identification easier, more accurate, and more fun than ever before, The Crossley ID Guide will completely redefine how its users look at birds. Essential for all birders, it also promises to make new birders of many people who have despaired of using traditional guides.

  • Revolutionary. This book changes field guide design to make you a better birder
  • A picture says a thousand words. The most comprehensive guide: 640 stunning scenes created from 10,000 of the author's photographs
  • Reality birding. Lifelike in-focus scenes show birds in their habitats, from near and far, and in all plumages and behaviors
  • Teaching and reference. The first book to accurately portray all the key identification characteristics: size, shape, behavior, probability, and color
  • Practice makes perfect. An interactive learning experience to sharpen and test field identification skills
  • Bird like the experts. The first book to simplify birding and help you understand how to bird like the best
  • An interactive website--www.crossleybirds.com--includes expanded captions for the plates and species updates
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    0691147787
    Publication Date: 
    2011-01-31
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    FERN FINDER (P)

    FERN FINDER (P)
    $5.95
    $5.95
    New/Used: Used

    Easily Identify the Ferns You Find!

    Enjoy learning to identify ferns with this guide from authors Anne Hallowell and Barbara Hallowell. With this handy, easy-to-use book, you'll be able to identify a wide variety of ferns in no time. And its small size makes it just right for fitting into your pocket or pack when you go for a hike or a walk in the woods.

    Features:

  • Provides information to help you identify native ferns that grow in the United States Midwest and Northeast, as well as eastern Canada
  • Uses a dichotomous key, like other plant guides in the Nature Study Guides Finders series
  • Leads the user step-by-step through a series of choices, culminating in the identification of the species
  • Includes a large number of illustrations with line drawings
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9780912550244
    Publication Date: 
    1981-01-01
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    MAMMALS OF NORTH AMER. (PETERSON)

    MAMMALS OF NORTH AMER. (PETERSON)
    $26.00
    Roger Tory Peterson's unique system shows exactly what features to look for to tell one species from another. Peterson Field Guides are designed to work in the field, and every illustration, every word, is directed to that end. For each Field Guide, an author with expertise in the subject and an experienced artist work closely with the editors to ensure that both text and illustrations are accurate. As the most comprehensive and in-depth guide to North American mammals, this book covers all the mammals found in North America north of Mexico, including those that live in near-shore waters. The only guide to include paintings and photographs of the animals as well as photographs of mammal skulls, it has 80 color plates, plus 46 additional color illustrations and black-and-white drawings, nearly 400 range maps, and more than 100 color photographs.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780395935965
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    New York Rocks & Minerals

    New York Rocks & Minerals
    $14.95

    Get this must-have guide for New York, featuring full-color photographs and information to help you identify rocks and minerals.

    Identify and collect rocks and minerals with the perfect guide to the Empire State! With this famous field guide by Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch, field identification is simple and informative. The book features comprehensive entries for 105 rocks and minerals, from common rocks to rare finds. That means you're more likely to identify what you've found. The authors know rocks and took their own full-color photographs to depict the detail needed for identification--no more guessing from line drawings. The field guide's easy-to-use format helps you to quickly find what you need to know and where to look.

    Inside you'll find:

  • 105 specimens: Only New York rocks and minerals
  • Quick Identification Guide: Identify rocks and minerals by color and common characteristics
  • Range/occurrence maps: See where each specimen is commonly found
  • Professional photos: Crisp, stunning images
  • New York Rocks & Minerals includes beautiful photography, relevant information, and the authors' expert insights. With this book in hand, identifying and collecting is fun and informative!

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781591935247
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    Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America, Second Edition

    Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America, Second Edition
    $25.99

    A new edition of the classic, bestselling field guide to mushrooms from Peterson Field Guides.

    Peterson Field Guide To Mushrooms is a portable-sized field guide for mushroom identification--the ultimate, most comprehensive manual to mushrooms available.

    Toadstools, truffles, boletes and morels, witches' butter, conks, corals, puffballs and earthstars: mushrooms are both mysterious and ecologically essential. They can also be either delicious or deadly. Thousands of different species of mushrooms appear across North America in the woods, backyards, and in unexpected corners. Learning to distinguish them is a rewarding challenge for a naturalist or chef. Covering most of the common edible and poisonous species readers are likely to encounter, this portable-sized field guide takes a new, simple approach to the method of mushroom identification based on key features that do not require a microscope or technical vocabulary. In addition to the watercolors from the original edition, hundreds more illustrations have been added.

    For more than 85 years, Peterson Field Guides have set the standard by which other field guides are measured. Comprehensive and authoritative, they are essential additions to any naturalist's bookshelf or backpack.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780544236110
    Publication Date: 
    2021-01-05
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    SIBLEY GUIDE TO TREES

    SIBLEY GUIDE TO TREES
    $39.95
    David Allen Sibley, the preeminent, bestselling bird-guide author and illustrator, applies his formidable skills of identification and illustration to the trees of North America.

    The Sibley Guide to Trees is an astonishingly elegant guide to a complex subject. It condenses a huge amount of information about tree identification--more than has ever been collected in a single book--into a logical, accessible, easy-to-use format.

    With more than 4,100 meticulous, exquisitely detailed paintings, the Guide highlights the often subtle similarities and distinctions between more than 600 tree species--native trees as well as many introduced species. No other guide has ever made field identification so clear.

    Features highlighted include:
    - leaves (including multiple leaf shapes and fall leaf color)
    - bark
    - needles
    - cones
    - flowers
    - fruit
    - twigs
    - silhouettes

    More than 500 maps show the complete range, both natural and cultivated, for nearly all species.

    Trees are arranged taxonomically, with all related species grouped together. By focusing on the fundamental characteristics of, for example, oaks or chestnuts or hickories, the Guide helps the user recognize these basic species groups the same way birders recognize thrushes, warblers, or sparrows.

    In addition, there are essays on taxonomy, on the cultivation of trees, and on conservation issues, reflecting Sibley's deep concern with habitat preservation and environmental health.

    An important new contribution to our understanding of the natural world, The Sibley Guide to Trees will be a necessity for every tree lover, traveler, and naturalist. It is sure to become the new benchmark in field guides to trees.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780375415197
    Publication Date: 
    2009-09-15
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