Nature

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America

Author: Jesse Fagan,Oliver Komar

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544867106

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 4902

A field guide to the birds of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, abundantly illustrated and with comprehensive coverage of both endemic and migrant birds Birding is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the tourism industry in northern Central America, and this is the newest and best bird field guide to this region—the first new bird guide in over ten years for the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. This guide is far more complete than previous ones, with more than 800 species accounts, full-color range maps, and 1,000 beautiful illustrations and behavioral vignettes covering all species recorded in the region. This guide is designed for birders to carry in the field, and it is a must-have for any birder who visits the area.
Nature

Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Virginia Marie Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547345857

Category: Nature

Page: 456

View: 8120

Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark text that, along with Peterson’s field guide, jump-started the modern environmental movement. By combining the tireless observation of a scientist with the imaginative skills of an artist and writer, Peterson created a field guide that Robert Bateman, in his foreword to the fifth edition, says was the doorway for millions of people into the wonderland of natural history. The Peterson Identification System has been used in the more than fifty books that make up the Peterson Field Guide series. Peterson’s magnum opus, now in its fifth edition, created the trail for countless field guides to follow. They are still following year by year, but his is the standard by which all other field guides are judged. On the morning of July 28, 1996, Roger Peterson was painting his final bird plate. He died peacefully in his sleep later that day. It is fitting that his final work—a culmination of more than sixty years of observing, painting, and writing—should be this one, a revision of the guide that started his legacy.
Nature

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547152462

Category: Nature

Page: 445

View: 2762

Presents illustrations and detailed descriptions of the most common species of birds found in the eastern and central areas of North America, with advice on bird identification and maps indicating the range of each species.
Nature

A Field Guide to Feeder Birds

Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Virginia Marie Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618059447

Category: Nature

Page: 106

View: 7578

Provides advice on how to set up and stock a bird feeder, and fend off squirrels and predators, and offers information on identifying and feeding birds that visit feeders in eastern and central Canada and the United States.
Nature

A field guide to the birds

a completely new guide to all the birds of eastern and central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 685

Describes and illustrates the birds of eastern and central North America, including accidentals, exotics, and escapes; and includes nearly four hundred range maps.
Nature

A Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies

Author: James Bond,Roger Tory Peterson,Don R. Eckelberry,Arthur B. Singer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618002108

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 988

Descriptions of more than 400 species of birds found in the islands of the West Indies include local names of birds, notes on migrants and winter residents -- as well as birds that breed there -- and voice, habitat, and range information. More than 340 illustrations aid in identification.
Nature

Global Biodiversity

Volume 4: Selected Countries in the Americas and Australia

Author: T. Pullaiah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429782578

Category: Nature

Page: 574

View: 2958

This fourth volume in the new multi-volume set Global Biodiversity is a rich resource on the biodiversity of a selection of countries in the Americas and in Australia. Chapters explore both wild and cultivated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and the variety of microbes of the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Australia, Paraguay, the United States, and Venezuela. The different chapters explore the geographical status, ecosystem diversity, species diversity, genetic diversity, and conservation efforts in each selected country. They focus on genetic diversity of crop plants/cultivated plants and domesticated animals and their wild relatives and also discuss the endangered and protected plants and animals of the respective counties. Other volumes in this series include coverage of selected countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa. The volumes provide an informative compilation on the variety and variability of life in the regions discussed and will help to fill the gap in knowledge while also encouraging the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable utilization.
Nature

Naturalist's Guide to Observing Nature

Author: Kurt Rinehart

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811732680

Category: Nature

Page: 116

View: 6862

A fresh look at the fundamentals of observing nature that will not only help you identify wildlife more accurately, it will lead to a deeper understanding of the natural processes going on around you.
Nature

A Field Guide to Mexican Birds

Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Edward L. Chalif

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395975145

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 7820

Describes the calls, range, and male and female markings of more than one thousand species
Nature

A Field Guide to Eastern Forests, North America

Author: John C. Kricher,National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395928950

Category: Nature

Page: 488

View: 9229

Identifies birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees, and flowers
Nature

Finding Your Wings

A Workbook for Beginning Bird Watchers

Author: Burton S. Guttman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618782161

Category: Nature

Page: 206

View: 3797

A step-by-step guide to bird watching for novice birders utilizes a variety of hands-on exercises, quizzes, and a host of images to help readers learn how to really see birds, sort birds by category, and identify species, covering everything from how to analyze a bird's food selection according to bill type to sketching the shapes of different types of birds and more. Original.
Nature

Pocketguide to Eastern Wetlands

Author: T. Travis,Shanda Brown

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811758613

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 4675

More than 200 plants, trees and shrubs, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds commonly found in eastern wetland habitats are featured in this detailed field guide.
Health & Fitness

A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Steven Foster,James A. Duke

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395988145

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 411

View: 2660

A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of Eastern and Central North American includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments.
Nature

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: 8721

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.
Nature

A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America

Author: Sheri Williamson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618024964

Category: Nature

Page: 263

View: 1814

A comprehensive guide to North America's thirty-one species of hummingbirds explains how to identify the various species and provides detailed notes on plumages, behaviors, habitats, migration, and breeding and wintering distributions, as well as tips on attracting and feeding these birds. Simultaneous.
Nature

A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain and Southwest Forests

Author: John C. Kricher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395928974

Category: Nature

Page: 374

View: 6456

Describes the different kinds of forests found in the southwestern United States and identifies and describes the plants and animals found in each habitat
Nature

Birds

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Peter Alden,John Sill

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618307227

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 1562

From the brilliant blue of an Indigo Bunting to the scarlet red of a Summer Tanager, coloring your own field guide is the most enjoyable way to learn about birds. Each drawing is accompanied by a brief description that educates as it entertains. Place the new color stickers next to the drawings for a visual reference while coloring. Coloring the drawings helps reinforce the color, image, and shape of each bird, improving your memory and perception while offering a pleasant and easy way to learn. Fun for adults as well as children, beginning and experienced naturalists alike.