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A Naturalist s Guide to Forest Plants

Author : Donald D. Cox
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Donald D. Cox brings together a wide range of information about the forests of eastern North America, including the origins and types of soils and their relationships to vegetation, climate, and human culture; the members of the plant kingdom and the fungi that are found in forests; the methods by which forest plants reproduce and disperse their seeds; and toxic, medicinal, and edible plants that grow in forests. Cox provides complete and accurate details for those readers who are interested in collecting forest plants and preserving plant collections. For readers who wish to go a step beyond identifying and collecting plants, the final chapter describes non-technical investigations, activities, and projects. The author emphasizes forest conservation and habitat preservation throughout this invaluable book.

A Naturalist s Guide to Field Plants

Author : Donald D. Cox
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Here's the book no writer of murder mysteries, thrillers, action/adventure, true-crime, police procedurals, romantic suspense, and psychological mysteries, whether scripts or novels, should be without.

A Naturalist s Guide to Wetland Plants

Author : Donald Cox
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A nontechnical illustrated guidebook to the ecology of freshwater wetlands in Eastern and Central North America.

Field and Forest

Author : Jane Scott
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For the environmentalist as well as the garden lover, this book delightfully conveys the pleasures of ecological landscaping. Field and Forest is for those readers who love plants and want to know more about our native plant communities, how they relate to one another, and what each of us can do to help preserve and restore them. Jane Scott's innovative book looks into such puzzles as: Why are certain plants found only in certain habitats? Why and how do plant communities change? What has been the effect of human activities on plant communities? Field and Forest features an entire section - five full chapters - on ecological landscaping. Jane Scott discusses how to recreate native plant communities in your own garden and how to look to nature for garden design ideas. She also includes plenty of practical, down-to-earth advice on maintaining a natural garden, as well as things to watch out for when buying native plants from nurseries. Another helpful section focuses on the names and classifications of plants, to help naturalists and gardeners identify the species likely to be encountered on neighborhood strolls and countryside hikes. This book will not only make such excursions more rewarding, it will teach you how to recreate some of what you see in your own backyard. Field and Forest is both a reference and a handbook, and is illustrated with one hundred of the author's lovely line drawings.


Author : Laurence C. Walker
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Clears up misconceptions about forests, discusses major threats to the survival of North America's forests, and suggests projects for amateur naturalists

A Naturalist s Guide to the Trees of Southeast Asia

Author : Dr Saw Leng Guann
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Photographic identification guide to 286 native and introduced species of tree, shrub and palm most commonly seen in Southeast Asia. High quality images from the region's top nature photographers including bark, flower and fruit details are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, identifying features, distribution and ecology, as well as uses, where relevant. The user-friendly introduction covers climate seasonality, urban habitats, tree diversity in Southeast Asia and an explanation of the classification system.

A Sierra Club Naturalist s Guide to the Sierra Nevada

Author : Stephen Whitney
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Drawings, photographs, maps, and diagrams enhance a guide to the geology, climate, plants, and animals of the foothill, forest, and mountain zones of the Sierra Nevada

A Sierra Club Naturalist s Guide to the Pacific Northwest

Author : Stephen Whitney
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A Sierra Club Naturalist s Guide to Southern New England

Author : Neil Jorgensen
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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 Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica

Author : Parks and Recreation Margaret Gargiullo City of New York, National Resources Group
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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts one of the widest varieties of plants in the wold, with habitats ranging from tidal mangrove swamps, and lowland rainforests, to dry tropical evergreen and deciduous forests. Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica is a must-have reference guide for beginner and expert naturalists alike. It provides a thorough survey of more than 850 plant species, each entry accompanied by color photos and a concise yet detailed narrative description. Plants are conveniently grouped by the different types of vegetation: palms, tall trees, shrubs, woody vines, herbaceous vines, herbs, grasses and ferns. Along with 1400 color photographs, the guide also includes an illustrated glossary of plant parts, five maps of Costa Rica, and laminated covers for durability in the field. With so much readily accessible information, this book is essential for exploring Costa Rica's common and conspicuous flora from the plants growing along the roadside to the best natural parks.

A Sierra Club Naturalist s Guide to the Middle Atlantic Coast

Author : Bill Perry
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Naturalist s Guide to Observing Nature

Author : Kurt Rinehart
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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.

A Naturalist s Guide to the Birds of Malaysia and Singapore

Author : G. W. H. Davison
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An easy-to-use identification guide to 280 bird species most commonly seen in Malaysia (including the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) and Singapore, perfect for resident and visitor alike.High quality photographs from some of Malaysia's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, length, plumage, distribution, habits, and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate, vegetation, biogeography, and the main birdwatching sites. The only guide to include a complete check-list to the birds of Malaysia.

A Naturalist s Guide to the Year

Author : Howard Everett Smith
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Discusses the activities of animals and plants in the northeast states during each month of the year

The Forests of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author : Dan D. Williams
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Four important factors have shaped the forests of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the world's stellar example of southern Appalachian forests. These factors are elevation, landform, forest succession and exotic tree pests. This book explains how to identify and understand the Park's forests based these factors. Elevation and landform are defined and summarized in the Forest Finder, a graphical representation of the 15 major southern Appalachian forest types found in the Park. You can use the Forest Finder to identify forests when you visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park and surrounding national forests. Each forest type is described in detail, as are most of the major trees of the southern Appalachians. Also included are instructions on downloading and interpreting free topographic maps that contain the elevation and land shape information used as inputs to the Forest Finder. Southern Appalachian forest succession is clearly explained, and the reader is shown how to interpret changes in forest succession brought about by land clearing and logging operations in the Park. The associated tree table shows shade tolerance ratings, canopy position and moisture preference for major southern Appalachian trees and shrubs. Important exotic tree pests are described, including the chestnut blight and the hemlock wooly adelgid, as well as their drastic effect on the Park's forests. Along the way the reader learns how to sample the forest using skills like pacing, measuring tree diameter, estimating tree age, determining successional stage and identifying major southern Appalachian tree species. The book directs readers to a web site where free large scale, full color versions of all maps and graphs in the book can be downloaded.

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Author : Rose Arny
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An Ecological Study of Montane Forest Vegetation in Southern Interior British Columbia

Author : Edwin William Tisdale
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Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont

Author : Timothy P. Spira
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This richly illustrated field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and the rolling hills of the adjoining piedmont. Rather than organizing plants, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, by flower color or family characteristics, as is done in most guidebooks, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological approach that enables the reader to identify and learn about plants in their natural communities. This approach, says Spira, better reflects the natural world, as plants, like other organisms, don't live in isolation; they coexist and interact in myriad ways. Full-color photo keys allow the reader to rapidly preview plants found within each of the 21 major plant communities described, and the illustrated species description for each of the 340 featured plants includes fascinating information about the ecology and natural history of each plant in its larger environment. With this new format, readers can see how the mountain and piedmont landscapes form a mosaic of plant communities that harbor particular groups of plants. The volume also includes a glossary, illustrations of plant structures, and descriptions of sites to visit. Whether you're a beginning naturalist or an expert botanist, this guidebook is a useful companion on field excursions and wildflower walks, as well as a valuable reference. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

Naturalist s Guide to the Americas

Author : Ecological Society of America. Committee on Preservation of Natural Conditions
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The Living Bush

Author : Peter John Wilson
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