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Birds of North America

A Guide to Field Identification

Author: Chandler S. Robbins,Bertel Bruun,Herbert Spencer Zim

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781582380919

Category: Nature

Page: 359

View: 7299

Contains maps, color illustrations, and statistics on 700 species of birds.

Trees of North America

Author: C. Frank Brockman

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9781417770717

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 7081

Presents a handbook for the identification of over five hundred species of trees by illustration and text.

Eastern Birds

A Guide to Field Identification, Revised and Updated

Author: James Coe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781582380933

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 9728

Offers advice on birdwatching, compares similar species, and describes the characteristics, behavior, habitat, and range of hundreds of species.

Seashells of North America

A Guide to Field Identification

Author: R. Tucker Abbott

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864842

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 2585

This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Scoop up plentiful Cockles on Eastern beaches. Spy a fabulous Emperor Helmet in Southern Florida. Find a Red Chiton on the Pacific shore. The coasts of North America yield a wondrous variety of shells, from the majestic Conch to tiny Bittium. This beautifully illustrated guide, Seashells of North America by R. Tucker Abbott, helps both the novice and experienced shell hunter distinguish between similar varieties and find the glorious specimens that become a collection's prize. -Native varieties and important introduced species -Expert tips on cleaning and preservation -Common and scientific names -Convenient measuring rules...and more!!

Birds of the Pacific Northwest

Timber Press Field Guide

Author: John Shewey,Tim Blount

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697857

Category: Nature

Page: 560

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Birding in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier! Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. This comprehensive, full-color guide is organized to follow the order in which groups and species are presented by the American Union. Range maps for each species provide valuable information for identification.

Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Herbert S. Zim,Hobart M. Smith,James Gordon Irving

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1582381313

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 1926

Describes 212 species of turtles, snakes, frogs, salamanders and their relatives.

Sibley's Birding Basics

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307545978

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 7105

“I wrote and illustrated this book to help every inquisitive birder, from novice to expert. Whether you can identify six birds or six hundred, you’ll be a better birder if you have a grounding in the real nuts and bolts of what birds look like, and your skills will be even sharper if you know exactly what to look for and how to record what you see.” —David Allen Sibley The Sibley Guide to Birds and The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior are both universally acclaimed as the new standard source of species information. And now David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, takes a new direction; in Sibley’s Birding Basics he is concerned not so much with species as with the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds and thus give us the clues to their identity. To create this guide, David Sibley thought through all the skills that enable him to identify a bird in the few instants it is visible to him. Now he shares that information, integrating an explanation of the identification process with many painted and drawn images of details (such as a feather) or concepts. Birding Basics begins by reviewing how one can get started as a birder: the equipment necessary, where and when to go birding, and perhaps most important, the essential things to look for when birds appear in the field. Using many illustrations, David Sibley reviews all the basic concepts of bird identification and then describes the variations (of shape, size, and color) that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings. And he issues a warning about “illusions and other pitfalls”—and advice on avoiding them. The second part of the book, also plentifully illustrated, deals with another set of clues, the major aspects of avian life that differ from species to species: feathers (color, arrangement, shape, molt), behavior and habitat, and sounds. This scientifically precise, beautifully illustrated volume distills the essence of David Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. With Sibley as your guide, when you learn how to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical structure, the sounds of a bird tell you—when you know the clues that show you why there’s no such thing as “just a duck”—birding will be more fun, and more meaningful. An essential addition to the Sibley shelf! From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Clarence Cottam,Herbert S. Zim

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466862505

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 7875

This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Enjoy and Learn! Expert Knowledge! Easy-to-Read! This handy guide to the most common, important and showy North American insects will help the novice begin a fascinating study. Includes: A key to insect groups Mature and immature forms How insects grow and develop and what they eat How to find and observe them Full color pictures, nontechnical language, and up-to-date range maps make this a gem of a guide for beginners at any age.

Peterson Guide to Bird Identification—in 12 Steps

Author: Steve N. G. Howell,Brian L. Sullivan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328558134

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 7666

Identifying birds can be overwhelming. Where and how do you start? The good news is that most people already know more than they realize about birds, which can greatly simplify the identification process. Written in a helpful, conversational style and illustrated with numerous photos, this “12-step program” starts with the basics and builds logically into a manageable framework that enables anyone to get into, or get more out of, the world of watching, identifying, and enjoying birds. “Identifying birds is a science and an art. These leading masters of the craft share a wealth of inside knowledge in this gem of a book. If you’re a birder at any level of experience, I guarantee this book will improve your skills in the field.” —Kenn Kaufman, author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding “The birding equivalent of having Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking teach you how to count, add, subtract, multiply, and comprehend quantum mechanics. Bird watchers at every skill level will garner insights from this book.” — Pete Dunne, author of Birds of Prey STEVE N. G. HOWELL is an international bird tour leader with WINGS, a popular speaker and trip leader at birding festivals, and author of numerous books and articles. He lives in California. BRIAN SULLIVAN works on eBird and digital publications at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He lives in California.

A Field Guide to Genetic Programming

Author: N.A


ISBN: 1409200736

Category: Computers

Page: 233

View: 9191

Genetic programming (GP) is a systematic, domain-independent method for getting computers to solve problems automatically starting from a high-level statement of what needs to be done. Using ideas from natural evolution, GP starts from an ooze of random computer programs, and progressively refines them through processes of mutation and sexual recombination, until high-fitness solutions emerge. All this without the user having to know or specify the form or structure of solutions in advance. GP has generated a plethora of human-competitive results and applications, including novel scientific discoveries and patentable inventions. This unique overview of this exciting technique is written by three of the most active scientists in GP. See for more information on the book.

Marine Mammals of the World

A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification

Author: Thomas A. Jefferson,Marc A. Webber,Robert L. Pitman

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124095925

Category: Science

Page: 616

View: 4249

This new edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustrates newly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide available. This edition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists and conservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos, taking advantage of advances in digital and auto-focusing photography, and the emergence of marine mammal studies and "whalewatching" around the world. The book encompasses cetacean, pinniped, and sirenian species, as well as extinct species, and describes basic biology and taxonomic groupings of marine mammals. Contains superb photographs of every species of marine mammal for accurate identification Authors possess nearly 80 years of collective experience with almost all of the species and distinctive geographic forms described in the guide Provides the most detailed and anatomically accurate illustrations currently available, including more than 750 new illustrations Special emphasis is placed on the identification of species in "problem groups," such as the beaked whales, long-beaked oceanic dolphins, and southern fur seals Includes a detailed list of sources for more information Contains updated taxonomy including four new species


Author: Alexander C. Martin,Herbert S. Zim

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466862483

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 3334

This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This Golden Guide describes and illustrates in full color more than 140 of our most common trees. Learn: -How to recognize tree shapes, flowers, buds, leaves, and fruits -Where each species grows -The parts of a tree and the various kinds of trees Perfect for nature lovers of all ages, this is an indispensable guide for everyone who wants to be able to recognize the different trees in North America.

The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America

A Guide to Field Identification

Author: Julian Montague

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810955202

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 5200

A must-have for anyone with a passion for shopping carts and a love of the great outdoors.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 030747772X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age–and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a modern American classic that will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. From the Paperback edition.

Reptiles of North America

A Guide to Field Identification

Author: Hobart M. Smith,Edmund D. Brodie, Jr.

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864818

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 2461

This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Reptiles of North America by Hobart M. Smith and Edmund D. Brodie, Jr. Discover the Red-bellied Turtle, which is nearly extinct. Uncover a Garter Snake in your backyard. Locate an Alligator Lizard--or a Legless one. Identifying reptiles is fascinating and fun with this classic Golden Field Guide. Abundant illustrations and the Key Characteristic system, preferred by professionals, make this single-volume reference an outstanding choice for nature projects, collectors of all ages, and scientific study. -All of North America in one volume -278 species and 500 subspecies in 22 18 exotics -Illustrations include juveniles and adults, body forms, undersides, scales, and more! -Text, range maps, and illustrations seen together at a glance -Common and scientific names -Convenient measuring rules ...Plus first aid information for snakebites.


A Guide to Familiar American Trees

Author: Herbert Spencer Zim,Alexander Campbell Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780307240569

Category: Leaves

Page: 160

View: 1343

Pictures of 140 common trees, identifying their leaves, fruit, form, range, and uses.


Author: Herbert Spencer Zim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780307635051

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 1731

Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Barbara L. Wilson,Richard E. Brainerd,Danna Lytjen,Bruce Newhouse,Nick Otting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870717284

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 8473

The second edition of Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest is a newly updated, expanded, and revised edition of the authoritative guide to the genus Carex in the Pacific Northwest.

Birds of Prey

Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Vultures of North America

Author: Pete Dunne

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544018478

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 781

A visually stunning, comprehensive resource on North America’s birds of prey

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 329

View: 4563

In the first of L. Frank Baum's time-honored Oz novels, country girl Dorothy Gale gets whisked away by a cyclone to the fantastical Land of Oz. Dropped into the midst of trouble when her farmhouse crushes a tyrannical sorceress, Dorothy incurs the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is desperate to return to her native Kansas, and, aided by the Good Witch of the North, she sets out for the Emerald City to get help from the legendary Wizard. On her way, she meets three unlikely allies who embody key human virtues—the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.

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