A Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide to Southern New England

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Author: Neil Jorgensen

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 417

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Identifies characteristic plants and animals in diverse ecological communities in New England, exploring the interrelationships among flora, fauna, and geology

A Sierra Club naturalist's guide to the Pacific Northwest

Oregon, Washington, Idaho, western Montana, and the coastal forests of northern California, British Columbia, and southeastern Alaska

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Author: Stephen Whitney,Sierra Club

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 342

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A Field Guide to Cape Cod

Including Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Block Island, and Eastern Long Island

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Author: Patrick J. Lynch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0300226152

Category: Block Island (R.I. : Island)

Page: 448

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A richly illustrated full-color guide to the unique plants, wildlife, and environments of Cape Cod and the other nearby "Outer Lands" This essential guidebook presents the most abundantly illustrated and fascinating account of the natural history of Cape Cod, its nearby islands, Block Island, the western coast of Rhode Island, and southeastern Long Island ever published. Exploring the ecology and most common plants and animals of the various regional environments-- beaches, dunes, salt marshes, heathlands, and coastal forests-- the book also encompasses marine mammals, sea turtles, and fish offshore. Lavishly illustrated with images, maps, and photographs, the guide introduces readers to more than six hundred species of plants and animals of the region, including major whale and seal species. The book also provides a concise guide to the ecological history of the "Outer Lands," the glacial geology of the region, and Cape Cod's major environmental challenges, from climate change and sea level rise to the loss of wild habitats due to development. For nature-loving local residents and visitors alike, this essential book will be a well-loved resource.

A Sierra Club naturalist's guide to the North Atlantic coast

Cape Cod to Newfoundland

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Author: Michael Berrill,Deborah Berrill,Sierra Club

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780871562432

Category: Nature

Page: 464

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As well as the general geology and climate of this region, there is extensive coverage on the marine habitats for animal and plant life that these coastlines contain.

Natural Landscaping

Designing with Native Plant Communities

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Author: John Diekelmann,Robert M. Schuster

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299173241

Category: Architecture

Page: 302

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In response to demand from landscape architects and home gardeners, Natural Landscaping returns to print in an updated and expanded second edition. It is unique in its focus on plant communities; it approaches landscape design as the establishment of natural ecosystems, rather than mere planting of specimens. Emphasizing the natural landscapes of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada, this book o reviews landscaping principles and techniques o introduces native plant species for grasslands, forests, edge areas, and small wetlands o illustrates how to evaluate a site and plan for visual effect and maintenance o presents the issues involved in restoring bogs, ponds, and other wetlands o offers practical advice on reducing chemical use while still combating invasive plants o addresses social, legal, design, and planting problems often encountered on residential sites o discusses natural landscaping for public parklands, civic buildings, school grounds, and corporate properties

Trail Guide to the South Fork

With a Natural History

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Author: Mike Bottini

Publisher: UNET 2 Corporation

ISBN: 0970703988

Category: Nature

Page: 268

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Here it is! The first comprehensive guide to trails of the South Fork. For more than ten years the Group for the South Fork has been working with the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society and the Southampton Trails Preservation Society to preserve and define the trails, ancient and new, of the South Fork of Long Island. Mike Bottini not only helped to blaze these trails, for more than four years he has been describing them in his column in The Southampton Press. "South Fork Outdoors," which served as the basis for this book, won the award for best outdoors column from the New York Press Association in 2002. An accomplished naturalist, Mike offers a vivid picture of the local ecologies of the trails. From seashore to oak/pine woods, from salt-water wetlands to freshwater ponds and kettleholes, Mike describes the unique natural history of the remarkably diverse South Fork environments. Even if you are only an armchair nature-lover, you'll find this book enormously informative. If you like to hike, whether for a hundred yards or a hundred miles, this guide is essential. Each trail is meticulously mapped and described, with extensive comments on what to look for and why.

Field Guide to the Piedmont

The Natural Habitats of America's Most Lived-in Region, From New York City to Montgomery, Alabama

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Author: Michael A. Godfrey

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469607492

Category: Travel

Page: 536

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America's most populous region is also home to some of the nation's most serenely beautiful country. Tracing a gentle, thousand-mile curve from New York City southwestward to Montgomery, Alabama, the Piedmont connects an arc of urban centers which includes five state capitals, America's largest city, and the national capital. Between the Atlantic coastal plain and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Piedmont's rolling hills span miles of farmland and forest. Michael Godfrey's Field Guide to the Piedmont--originally published by Sierra Club Books and here newly revised and updated--is an informative and entertaining guide to the entire region's habitats, ecosystems, and rich botanical communities. Focusing on plant succession, geology, soils, climate, and the plants and animals with which we share the land, Field Guide to the Piedmont also features 180 illustrations for easy identification of the Piedmont's principal flora and fauna. A chapter describing and providing directions to over fifty sites of special interest will inspire Piedmont residents to take this field guide in hand and explore their natural surroundings. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

Mannahatta

A Natural History of New York City

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Author: Eric W. Sanderson

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125739

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set foot on the land that would become Manhattan. Today, it’s difficult to imagine what he saw, but for more than a decade, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson has been working to do just that. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City is the astounding result of those efforts, reconstructing in words and images the wild island that millions now call home. By geographically matching an 18th-century map with one of the modern city, examining volumes of historic documents, and collecting and analyzing scientific data, Sanderson re-creates the forests of Times Square, the meadows of Harlem, and the wetlands of downtown. His lively text guides readers through this abundant landscape, while breathtaking illustrations transport them back in time. Mannahatta is a groundbreaking work that provides not only a window into the past, but also inspiration for the future.

Bogs of the Northeast

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Author: Charles W. Johnson

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611681677

Category: Nature

Page: 289

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The first popular book to deal with bogs in a comprehensive yet authoritative manner

The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History

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Author: Carolyn Merchant

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231112327

Category: History

Page: 448

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Merchant provides a context-setting overview of American environmental history from the beginning of the millennium; an encyclopedia of important concepts, people, agencies, and laws; a chronology of major events; and an extensive bibliography including films, videos, CD-ROMs, and websites.

Die Berge Kaliforniens

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Author: John Muir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783882210507

Category: Muir, John 1838-1914 / Travel / Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nevada)

Page: 352

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Der stumme Frühling

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Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

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Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.

Das letzte Kind im Wald

Geben wir unseren Kindern die Natur zurück!

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Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451065217

Category:

Page: 360

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Science-gossip

An Illustrated Monthly Record of Nature, Country-lore & Applied Science

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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Des Lebens ganze Fülle

eine Liebeserklärung an die Wunder der Natur

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Author: Edward O. Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548600314

Category:

Page: 399

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