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 control of the experience in their hands. Throughout the pages, kids are encouraged to write, draw, and give their opinions about anything and everything related to birds. Yet, this is done in the most 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 the sale of Bird Brainiacs goes directly to support projects at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, including 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

$35.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0691147787
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Edible Wild Plants

Edible Wild Plants
$24.99
Wild spinach about 7 feet tall and fully mature. Well-fed wild spinach is well-branched and produces a huge quantity of seeds when mature. The leaves are still edible at this stage but are reduced in quality, taking on a somewhat off-flavor. According to research on other mature plants, the leaves on these older plants retain most of their nutrients and phytochemicals as long as they are still green. (Left: The author stands in for perspective, 2006.)

Imagine what you could do with eighteen delicious new greens in your dining arsenal including purslane, chickweed, curly dock, wild spinach, sorrel, and wild mustard.

John Kallas makes it fun and easy to learn about foods you've unknowingly passed by all your life. Through gorgeous photographs, playful, but authoritative text, and ground-breaking design he gives you the knowledge and confidence to finally begin eating and enjoying edible wild plants.

Edible Wild Plants divides plants into four flavor categories -- foundation, tart, pungent, and bitter. Categorizing by flavor helps readers use these greens in pleasing and predictable ways. According to the author, combining elements from these different categories makes the best salads.

This field guide is essential for anyone wanting to incorporate more natural and whole foods into their diet. First ever nutrient tables that directly compare wild foods to domesticated greens are included. Whether looking to enhance a diet or identify which plants can be eaten for survival, the extensive information on wild foods will help readers determine the appropriate stage of growth and how to properly prepare these highly nutritious greens.

John Kallas is one of the foremost authorities on North American edible wild plants and other foragables. He's learned about wild foods through formal academic training and over 35 years of hands-on field research. John has a doctorate in nutrition, a master's in education, and degrees in biology and zoology.

He's a trained botanist, nature photgrapher, writer, researched, and teacher. In 1993 he founded the Institute for the Study of Edible Wild Plants and Other Foragables along with its educational branch, Wild Food Adventures.

John's company is based in Portland, Oregon, where he offers regional workshops, and multi-day intensives on wild foods.

For more information, see www.wildfoodadventures.com

ISBN/SKU: 
9781423601500
Publication Date: 
2010-06-11
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Feathers: A Beautiful Look at a Bird's Most Unique Feature

Feathers: A Beautiful Look at a Bird's Most Unique Feature
$14.95
Appreciate the Adornment of Birds

Feathers--possibly the most amazing body covering in the entire animal kingdom. No other covering does all that feathers do. From the delicate down feathers that keep birds warm to the sturdy flight feathers that allow birds to soar, these marvelous structures are something to admire. This coffee table book is filled with stunning, incomparable photos, and it promises to delight as it walks you through the world of feathers.

Book Features:

  • More than 230 stunning, one-of-a-kind images of feathers and birds from across the United States.
  • Many fascinating facts, including how feathers keep tiny chickadees warm in winter, why Blue Jays aren't really blue and how the feathers of owls can help them hunt prey.
  • Information that will season your understanding of feathers and enhance your enjoyment of birds.
  • Everyone who celebrates nature will appreciate this beautiful, detailed look at feathers.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781591934936
    Publication Date: 
    2014-05-07
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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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    FGT BIRDS EASTERN N. AMER (SIBLEY 2ED)

    FGT BIRDS EASTERN N. AMER (SIBLEY 2ED)
    $19.95
    COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: From renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the East, in a portable format that is perfect for the field.

    Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 650 bird species, plus regional populations, found east of the Rocky Mountains. Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations--more than 4,600 in total--with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Here too are more than 600 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges.

    This new and improved edition includes:

    - Updated habitat, description, behavior, and conservation text for each species account and all family pages.

    - New and revised illustrations of species and regional forms.

    - New design featuring species accounts in columns, allowing for better comparison and more illustrations and text.

    - Current taxonomic order and up-to-date common names.

    - All maps revised to reflect the most current range information.

    - More species and rarities included.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780307957917
    Publication Date: 
    2016-03-29
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    FGT FAMILIAR MUSHROOMS ( AUDUBON)

    FGT FAMILIAR MUSHROOMS ( AUDUBON)
    $12.95
    A portable, comprehensive field guide--brimming with concise descriptions and stunning color photographs, and designed to fit into your back pocket--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

    This streamlined volume contains an easy-to-use field guide identifying 80 familiar North American mushrooms, an outline of identifying mushrooms characteristics, the basics of when and where to look for mushrooms and certain distinguishing qualities of poisonous mushrooms.

    This pocket guide is teeming with information on this class of fungi; full-color photographs and descriptive line drawings, engaging mushroom lore on each individual mushroom species, specific identifying mushroom features, notes and warnings on each species' edibility and their poisonous lookalike counter-parts, geographical information and a guide to various mushroom family traits.

    Whether you are mushroom-hunting to photograph and paint them, studying them scientifically, gathering then for culinary purposes or just for the rewarding experience in itself, the National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Mushrooms is a handy reference guide to have by your side.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780679729846
    Publication Date: 
    1990-07-21
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