California Seashore Life

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants and Animals

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551363

Category: Travel

Page: 1

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From the playful sea otter to the gargantuan elephant seals, the California coastline encompasses a variety of diverse habitats that are home to thousands of species of plants and animals. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of birds, marine mammals, nearshore fishes, seashore creatures, seashells and plants. It also includes a tidal zone map that shows at what tidal depth the species occur. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

New England Trees and Wildflowers

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551745

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 7362

The deciduous trees that make this region famous for their fall color displays, are a few of the thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout New England. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

A Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey

Author: William J. Boyle

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813530857

Category: Nature

Page: 492

View: 4266

New Jersey is one of the smallest and most densely populated states, yet the remarkable diversity of its birdlife surpasses that of many larger states. Well over 400 species of birds have been recorded in New Jersey and an active birder can hope to see more than 300 species in a year. William J. Boyle has updated his classic guide to birding in New Jersey, featuring all new maps and ten new illustrations. The book is an invaluable companion for every birder - novice or experienced, New Jerseyan or visitor. A Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey features: * More than 130 top birding spots described in detail * Clear maps, travel directions, species lists, and notes on birding * An annotated list of the frequency and abundance of the state's birds, including waterbirds, pelagic birds, raptors, migrating birds, and northern and southern birds at the edge of their usual ranges * A comprehensive bibliography and index The guide also includes helpful information on: * Birding in New Jersey by season * Telephone and Internet rare bird alerts * Pelagic birding * Hawk watching * Bird and nature clubs in the state

The Chaparral Shrublands of Southern California

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants and Animals

Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583556832

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 9945

Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides. This identification tool showcases more than 120 of the most common flora and fauna found in and around the Chaparral Shrublands in Southern California. From birds and butterflies to plants and vegetation, this laminated, folded guide is an ideal source of portable information for visitors and locals alike.

California Birds

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551011

Category: Travel

Page: 1

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The Golden State is the permanent or migratory home of 644 species of birds, including the state bird: the teardrop, top-knotted California quail. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

California Marine Life

A Guide to Common Marine Species

Author: Marty Snyderman

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 180

View: 1382

California Marine Life is an invaluable guide to common marine species and various habitats found along the California coast. It is fully illustrated with brilliant color photographs of the fantastic creatures that live in these waters.

The Nature of California

An Introduction to Common Plants and Animals and Natural Attractions

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9780964022546

Category: Animals

Page: 176

View: 1277

Best-selling series of field guides provide a simplified introduction to the flora, fauna, and outstanding natural attractions in California, Florida, Alaska, and Arizona.

Wildflowers of California

Author: N.A

Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company

ISBN: 0944197310

Category: Photography

Page: 135

View: 5674

From February through July, from desert to seashore, interior valley to mountain meadow, California's wildflowers show the delicate beauty of life. "Wildflowers of California" invites you to become part of this fascinating world.

Costa Rican Wildlife

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583550731

Category: Nature

Page: 10

View: 533

One of the richest ecosystems on Earth, Costa Rica is home to over 500,000 species of animals (mostly insects). The Jesus Christ lizard (a basilisk that can run on water) is one of thousands of species of animals inhabiting the diverse ecosystems found throughout the region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies. This convenient laminated guide is an ideal, portable source of practical information and ideal for field use by naturalists of all ages. Made in the USA.

Beachcomber's Guide to Gulf Coast Marine Life

Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida

Author: Susan B. Rothschild

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781589790612

Category: Nature

Page: 179

View: 8302

This updated guide provides the latest findings about the biology and ecology of the Gulf of Mexico. It reflects the effects of recent storms and hurricanes, and includes an expanded chapter on sea turtles. Hundreds of detailed drawings introduce you to more than 300 marine creatures commonly found along the beaches and bays of this area. Easy-to-read descriptions explain the taxonomic feeding, mating, and migratory habits of these coastal residents. In addition, this guide tells you about many offshore creatures, such as oysters, shrimp, and lobsters, and the numerous animals that inhabit the subsea oil platforms.

Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest

An Illustrated Guide to the Natural History of Western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

Author: Eugene N. Kozloff

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 9780295955971

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 5726

Describes and illustrates over four hundred plant and animal species fairly common and widely distributed in the Pacific Northwest, from southern Oregon to British Columbia

New York State Butterflies and Moths

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583554302

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 8070

New York Butterflies and Moths is a pocket reference guide to the butterflies and moths indigenous to this state. This durable guide is printed on laminate material and folds for convenient carrying. It is an essential identification guide in the field or in the backyard.

Tidepools: Southern California

A Guide to 92 Locations from Point Conception to Mexico

Author: Linda Tway

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899976336

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 1791

Most people who visit tidepools for the first time walk through the area oblivious to the richness of life thriving among the rocks. Yet with this book as a guide, by the time they leave, they will be tiptoeing to avoid trampling the fragile plants and animals they discovered during their visit. Tidepools: Southern California will sharpen wanderers’ appreciation of the fragile life these contain. Of the several books describing animal and plant life in Pacific Coast tidepools, Tidepools: Southern California is the only one that tells adventurers where to find these ecological treasures and their fascinating life forms in detail. Carefully compiled by Dr. Linda Tway after years of exploring Southern California’s tidepools, this guide covers the coast in southern Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties. Tway shares all tidepool enthusiasts need to know: the pathways and parking for each area, tips on how to find and identify the abundant organisms, which organisms predominate, which are rare, and lots more. An extensive introduction and 16 pages of full-color photographs of the plants and animals enrich the experience.

Marine Mammals Ashore

A Field Guide for Strandings

Author: Joseph R. Geraci,Valerie J. Lounsbury

Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore

ISBN: 0977460908

Category: Marine mammals

Page: 371

View: 8408

Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.

Galapagos

Preserving Darwin's legacy

Author: Tui de Roy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife

ISBN: 9781472966964

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 7943

This sumptuous large-format book was first produced in 2009 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Charles Darwin Foundation on Galapagos. The book comprises a series of invited essays under the editorship of world-renowned photographer and long-term Galapagos resident, Tui de Roy, who has also provided most of the photographs. The authoritative essays cover the entire spectrum of Galapagos wildlife including the marine environment, unique vegetation such as sunflower trees as well as wildlife including giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions and the Galapagos finches that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution. This new edition has significant updates to a number of chapters including brand new photography and information about scientific developments elsewhere and a new jacket.

Pacific Coast Foraging Guide

45 Wild Foods from Beach, Field, and Forest

Author: Jennifer Hahn,Mac Smith

Publisher: Skipstone

ISBN: 9781594853999

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 2791

The Pacific Coast Foraging Guide provides quick-reference identification for 45 wild foods commonly foraged in the Pacific Coast region, from the San Francisco Bay Area north to Alaska, including mushrooms, nettles, shellfish, berries, sea veggies, and more. Designed to complement Jennifer Hahn's cookbook The Wild Table, as well as any foraging guide to the region, this laminated, fold-out card features identification photographs by Mac Smith, basic information about each species, and a summary of ethical harvesting guidelines.