A Field Guide to Eastern Trees

Eastern United States and Canada, Including the Midwest

Author: George A. Petrides

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547351179

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the South. The 48 color plates, 11 black-and-white plates, and 26 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 266 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.

A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs

Northeastern and North-Central United States and Southeastern and South-Central Canada

Author: George A. Petrides

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395353707

Category: Nature

Page: 428

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All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.

A Field Guide to Eastern Trees

Eastern United States and Canada

Author: George A. Petrides,Janet Wehr

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780395467329

Category: Trees

Page: 272

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The successor to Petrides's classic Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs, this is probably the most beautifully illustrated and cleverly organized guide to trees ever published. 96-page color insert, illustrations and maps.

A Guide to Field Guides

Identifying the Natural History of North America

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563087073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.

Fern Finder

A Guide to Native Ferns of Central and Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada

Author: Anne C. Hallowell,Barbara Hallowell

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0912550244

Category: Nature

Page: 64

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A pocket guide to identifying native ferns that grow in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast, and eastern Canada. Like other plant guides in the "Finders" series, "Fern Finder" is a dichotomous key, which leads the user step-by-step through a series of choices to the species being identified. Heavily illustrated with line drawings.

A Field Guide to Wildflowers

Northeastern and North-central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Margaret McKenny

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395911723

Category: Nature

Page: 420

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This book is a guide to the wildflowers in the Northcentral and Eastern regions of the United States.

Trees of North America

A Guide to Field Identification, Revised and Updated

Author: C. Frank Brockman,Rebecca Marrilees

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1582380929

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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

Illustrated Book of Trees

The Comprehensive Field Guide to More than 250 Trees of Eastern North America

Author: William Carey Grimm

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811741648

Category: Nature

Page: 720

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Completely revised and updated. More than 30 new species described and illustrated.

Trees

Author: George A. Petrides,Olivia Petrides,Roger Tory Peterson,Janet Wehr

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395829981

Category: Nature

Page: 12

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More than 100 species--all the trees most commonly found across the United States and Canada. Peterson FlashGuides are the most compact and convenient field guides ever made: slim as road maps and ideal for hikers, bikers, canoeists, or anyone who wants to travel light.

A Field Guide to Mushrooms

North America

Author: Kent H. McKnight,Roger Tory Peterson,Vera B. McKnight

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910900

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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More than 1,000 species of mushrooms described in detail. Over 700 paintings and drawings reveal subtle field marks that cannot be captured into photographs.

Trees of Eastern North America

Author: Gil Nelson,Christopher J. Earle,Richard Spellenberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852994

Category: Nature

Page: 720

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Covering 825 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Eastern North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains--including those species found only in tropical and subtropical Florida and northernmost Canada--the book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; "Quick ID" summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; keys to leaves and twigs; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure. The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the book covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs. With its unmatched combination of breadth and depth, this is an essential guide for every tree lover. The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guide to the trees of eastern North America Covers 825 species, more than any comparable guide, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains Features specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much more An essential guide for every tree lover

An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wildflowers and Trees

350 Plants Observed at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland

Author: Melanie Choukas-Bradley,Tina Thieme Brown

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813922515

Category: Nature

Page: 415

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"Surely such a familiar landmark and its flora need no introduction. But leaf through the book (or better yet, get Brown and Choukas-Bradley to take you on a tour) and you realize that while the rest of the world has been looking at Sugarloaf through a telescope, this intrepid pair has been using a magnifying glass.... Their record of these [trees and wildflowers] has become one of the most complete guides to local upland flora available, and they hope it will be used not just in other natural areas but in back yards where people want to raise native plants themselves."— Washington Post "In between a field guide and a botanical manual, Choukas-Bradley and Brown have created a must-have... to tote into the woods of Sugarloaf Mountain. The authors have included every flowering plant they observed during ten years of extensive hiking and exploration on Sugarloaf. This guide would be useful to any naturalist, serious or casual, venturing into the wilds of the Northeastern United States and adjacent Canada."— E-Streams "This book contains an easy-to-use, non-technical botanical key for flowering plants—herbaceous and woody alike.... The author describes each plant and its individual parts, all related species, and details on the plant’s growth habit, its natural range and habitat, its bloom time, and where it can be found on Sugarloaf Mt."— Solidago: The Newsletter of the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society A thorough yet user-friendly companion to the authors’ popular paperback Sugarloaf: The Mountain’s History, Geology, and Natural Lore, this volume is an exquisitely illustrated guide to 350 eastern woodland wildflowers and trees found onsite at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland. It includes a botanical key and an illustrated glossary of common and scientific names, and is packed with nearly 400 elaborately and artistically detailed pen-and-ink drawings to make plant identification simple and fun. Melanie Choukas-Bradley is the author of City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C. and a longtime contributor to the Washington Post. She teaches field botany for the USDA Graduate School. Tina Thieme Brown has worked as a landscape artist and environmentalist for twenty-five years. She teaches art at the U.S. Botanic Garden, is an artist on the Countryside Artisans Studio Tour, and creates art inspired by the Sugarloaf Mountain countryside in her 1790s log cabin studio. Choukas-Bradley and Brown lead Sugarloaf Mountain field trips for the Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States and other organizations. Published in association with the Center for American Places

A Field Guide to Western Trees

Western United States and Canada

Author: George A. Petrides

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395904541

Category: Nature

Page: 428

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This newly designed edition of a popular Peterson Field Guide features detailed descriptions of 387 species, arranged in six major groups by visual similarity. The 47 color plates and five text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 295 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.

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

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

Newcomb's Wildflower Guide

Author: Lawrence Newcomb

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316604420

Category: Nature

Page: 490

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Line drawings face each description of the plant's basic structural features in this guide for the amateur wildflower sleuth

A Field Guide to Animal Tracks

Author: Olaus J. Murie

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910948

Category: Nature

Page: 375

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Text and drawings explain how to identify wild animals by the tracks and other signs they leave.

The Backyard Birdsong Guide

Western North America

Author: Donald Kroodsma

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811863971

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Get to know birds by ear with this engaging, one-of-a-kind book. Discover seventy-five unique species from Western North America as you enjoy their sounds at the touch of a button-reproduced in high quality on the attached digital audio module-while reading vivid descriptions of their songs, calls, and related behaviors. Learn how to pick out the wavering songs of a young Bewick's Wren, or find out why many songbirds have dialects that vary from region to region. Complete with up-to-date range maps and more than 130 sounds provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's world-renowned Macaulay Library, as well as exquisite illustrations of each species, The Backyard Birdsong Guide will resonate with beginners and experts alike.

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America

Author: Nathan Pieplow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547905602

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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The first comprehensive guide to the sounds of eastern North American birds, featuring an innovative visual index that allows readers to quickly look up unfamiliar sounds in the field.​ Bird songs and calls are just as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. But until now, the only way to learn them was by memorization. With this groundbreaking book, it’s possible to visually distinguish bird sounds and identify birds using a field guide format. At the core of this guide is the spectrogram, a visual graph of sound. With a brief introduction to five key aspects—speed, repetition, pauses, pitch pattern, and tone quality—readers can learn to visualize sounds, without any musical training or auditory memorization. Picturing sounds makes it possible to search this book visually for a bird song heard in the field. The Sound Index groups similar songs together, narrowing the identification choices quickly to a brief list of birds that sound alike. Readers can then turn to the species account for more information and/or listen to the accompanying audio tracks available online, through Cornell's Lab of Ornithology. Identifying birds by sound is arguably the most challenging and important skill in birding. This book makes it vastly easier to master than ever before.