Nature Field Guides

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

$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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Bees in Your Backyard

$29.95

The ultimate bee book for bee enthusiasts and experts alike

The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field.

The book features more than 900 stunning color photos of the bees living all around us--in our gardens and parks, along nature trails, and in the wild spaces between. It describes their natural history, including where they live, how they gather food, their role as pollinators, and even how to attract them to your own backyard. Ideal for amateur naturalists and experts alike, it gives detailed accounts of every bee family and genus in North America, describing key identification features, distributions, diets, nesting habits, and more.

  • Provides the most comprehensive and accessible guide to all bees in the United States and Canada
  • Features more than 900 full-color photos
  • Offers helpful identification tips and pointers for studying bees
  • Includes a full chapter on how to attract bees to your backyard
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9780691160771
    Publication Date: 
    2015-11-24
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    BIRD BRAINIACS

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    $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

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    $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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    Feathers: A Beautiful Look at a Bird's Most Unique Feature

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    $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)

    $5.95
    $5.95
    New/Used: Used
    A pocket guide to identifying native ferns that grow in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast, and eastern Canada. Like other plant guides in the "Finders" series, "Fern Finder" is a dichotomous key, which leads the user step-by-step through a series of choices to the species being identified. Heavily illustrated with line drawings.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780912550244
    Publication Date: 
    1981-01-01
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    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
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    Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada

    $27.95
    A must-have for mushroom hunters in the northeast

    The Northeast is one of the best places to find mushrooms; they are both abundant and spectacularly diverse. Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than 500 of the region's most conspicuous, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms.
  • Covers Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, and most of Quebec
  • More than 550 superb color photographs
  • Helpful keys for identification
  • Clear, color-coded layout
  • An essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalists
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9781604696349
    Publication Date: 
    2017-07-12
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