Night Sky

A Guide To Field Identification

Author: Mark R. Chartrand,Helmut Wimmer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1582381267

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 9832

Provides detailed quadrant maps of the seasonal skies, clearly illustrated constellation charts, and up-to-date information on planets, comets, nebulae, and other stellar objects.

Better Birding

Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field

Author: George L. Armistead,Brian L. Sullivan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400874165

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 3171

Better Birding reveals the techniques expert birders use to identify a wide array of bird species in the field—quickly and easily. Featuring hundreds of stunning photos and composite plates throughout, this book simplifies identification by organizing the birds you see into groupings and offering strategies specifically tailored to each group. Skill building focuses not just on traditional elements such as plumage, but also on creating a context around each bird, including habitat, behavior, and taxonomy—parts so integral to every bird's identity but often glossed over by typical field guides. Critical background information is provided for each group, enabling you to approach bird identification with a wide-angle view, using your eyes, brain, and binoculars more strategically, resulting in a more organized approach to learning birds. Better Birding puts the thrill of expert bird identification within your reach. Reveals the techniques used by expert birders for quick and easy identification Simplifies identification with strategies tailored to different groupings of birds Features hundreds of photos and composite plates that illustrate the different techniques Fosters a wide-angle approach to field birding Provides a foundation for building stronger birding skills

Constellations of the Northern Sky

Author: Gary Mechler,Mark R. Chartrand

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679779988

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 3848

Season-by-season guide to the skies of the northern hemisphere, with introductory essays, sixteen color charts, and a close-up look at fifty-four constellations.