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Nature Guides

ANIMAL TRACKS: A FOLDING POCKE

ANIMAL TRACKS: A FOLDING POCKE

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Animal Tracks provides a simplified field reference to the tracks, signs and scat of over 65 familiar North American species. Included is a ruler for measuring the tracks. This beautifully illustrated guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.www.waterfordpress.com
Berry Finder: A Guide to Native Plants with Fleshy Fruits

Berry Finder: A Guide to Native Plants with Fleshy Fruits

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Easily Identify the Berries You Find!

Enjoy learning how to identify berries with this guide from celebrated author Dorcas Miller. With this handy, easy-to-use book, you'll be able to identify a wide variety of berries in no time. And its small size makes it just right for fitting in a pocket or pack when you go for a hike.

Features:

  • Refers to all fleshy fruits as berries, whether they are drupes, pomes, accessory fruits, aggregates, or true berries.
  • Includes native species as well as some cultivated species that have escaped to the wild
  • Helps you identify plants with fleshy fruit 1 inch in diameter or smaller, found in Eastern North America.
  • Describes ripe fruits, as most unripe fruits are green or white, and many turn several colors before maturing
  • Note that this is a plant identification book, not a guide to edible plants

    BOTANY IN A DAY: THE PATTERNS

    BOTANY IN A DAY: THE PATTERNS

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    Botany in a Day is now available in a full-color version. With more than 50,000 copies sold, this is a passport to identifying plants and their uses.
    Looking for a faster, easier, and engaging way to identify plants? Related plants have similar characteristics, and they often have similar uses. Rather than learning new plants one-at-a-time, it is possible to learn them by the hundreds, based on plant family patterns.
    Each family of related plants has unique patterns for identification. Learn to recognize these patterns, and discover them again and again in the plants you encounter. It is possible to instantly recognize a plant never before seen, and in many cases, to know its edible or medicinal properties on the spot-even before you have identified it down to the species!
    Botany in a Day is changing the way people learn about plants. A one-day tutorial introduces eight of the world's most common plant families, applicable to more than 45,000 species of plants. Master these eight patterns and have the skills to recognize an astonishing number of plants on any continent. Add to your repertoire by keying out entirely unknown plants and learning additional family patterns.
    Botany in a Day is principally written for North America, but used and adored by readers all over the world. It is used as a textbook in numerous universities, high schools, and herbal schools. This book is widely used in nature programs and promoted in national parks. Botany in a Day is your passport connection to nature and discovering the amazing world of plants!
    Constellation Finder: A Guide to Patterns in the Night Sky with Start Stories from Around the World

    Constellation Finder: A Guide to Patterns in the Night Sky with Start Stories from Around the World

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    Easily Identify the Constellations in the Night Sky!

    Enjoy this essential guide to patterns in the night sky by celebrated author Dorcas Miller, with star stories from around the world. With this handy, easy-to-use book, you'll be able to identify the constellations in no time.

    People around the world, and through the centuries, from the ancient Egyptians to the Pomo of California, have given names to the patterns they see in the night sky.

    The latest book in the Finders series of pocket guides:

  • Features constellations from many cultures
  • Shows how to find them in the sky
  • Gives hints for stargazing, seasonal star maps, and constellation profiles
  • Is heavily illustrated by the author

  • This guide is most useful for stargazing between the 30th and 50th parallels in the northern hemisphere. In North America, this includes the contiguous United States (except the Florida peninsula and southernmost Texas), and southern Canada. Also includes southern Europe, Turkey, northern China, and Japa

    Flower Finder: A Guide to the Identification of Spring Wild Flowers and Flower Families East of the Rockies and North of the Smokies,

    Flower Finder: A Guide to the Identification of Spring Wild Flowers and Flower Families East of the Rockies and North of the Smokies,

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    Easily Identify the Flowers You Find!

    Enjoy this essential guide to identifying spring wildflowers and flower families, written by celebrated ecologist May Theilgaard Watts. With this handy, easy-to-use book, you'll be able to identify a wide variety of flowers in no time.

    Features:

  • Covers the United States and southern Canada, east of the Rockies and north of the Smokies
  • Pocket-size, key-style field guide fits in your pocket or pack, making it easy to take along with you
  • Provides a series of simple questions, so you can find the family the flower belongs to, and then the name of the individual species
  • Freshwater Fishes of New York: A Guide to Game Fishes

    Freshwater Fishes of New York: A Guide to Game Fishes

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    New York's anglers and naturalists will enjoy this handy field guide to help them identify 65 species offreshwater fish. Whether brook trout in the Adirondacks or striped bass on the East Coast, or any number of colorful sunfishes from ponds and creeks in between, this guide describes any species likely to be caught by hook-and-line.The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat and favorite baits for landing each species. This 12-panel guide conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glovebox, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use durable lamination also makes it waterproof.
    MEDICINAL PLANTS: AN INTRODUCT

    MEDICINAL PLANTS: AN INTRODUCT

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    This guide describes how to use common wild plants to help treat injuries and backcountry maladies. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 80 familiar species of medicinally relevant, widespread trees, shrubs and wildflowers. The plants are sorted into categories based on the injuries/ailments they can help to alleviate. It also identifies the most commonly encountered noxious plants. This indispensable guide is an excellent source of essential information for hikers and campers of all ages. Made in the USA.www.waterfordpress.com
    NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY FIELD

    NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY FIELD

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    The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mushrooms--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

    Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms is the perfect companion for any mushroom hunting expedition. Each species is accompanied by a detailed physical description, information on edibility, season, habitat, range, look-alikes, alternative names, and facts on edible and poisonous species, uses, and folklore. A supplementary section on cooking and eating wild mushrooms, and illustrations identifying the parts of a mushroom, round out this essential guide.

    National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region

    National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region

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    The most comprehensive field guide available to the trees of North America's eastern region--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

    Nearly 700 species of trees are detailed in beautiful, full-color photographs of leaf shape, bark, flowers, fruit, and fall leaves, and accompanied by informative text. Both compact and comprehensive, this is the ideal companion for beginner and advanced tree-peepers alike.

    Note: the Eastern Edition generally covers states east of the Rocky Mountains, while the Western Edition covers the Rocky Mountain range and all the states to the west of it.

    National Audubon Society Trees of North America

    National Audubon Society Trees of North America

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    From the creators of the world's most trusted field guides--a go-to source for millions of nature lovers--comes a completely new and unparalleled reference work: the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date guide to the trees of North America.

    This handsome volume is the result of a collaboration among leading scientists, scholars, taxonomic and field experts, photo editors, and designers. An indispensable reference, it covers more than 540 species, with nearly 2,500 full-color photographs--including images of the bark, fruit, and flowers, as well as photos that illustrate leaf shape and seasonal color changes. For ease of use, the book includes a glossary, a robust index, and a ribbon marker, and is arranged according to the latest Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification system--with trees sorted by taxonomic orders and grouped by family, so that related species are presented together. Readers will appreciate the crisp detail of the photographs; range maps (reflecting the impact of climate change); physical descriptions; and information on fruit, habitat, uses, and similar species. The guide includes an important new category on conservation status and essays by leading scholars who provide holistic insights into the world of trees. Whether putting a name to the towering conifers spotted along a hike or getting to know the trees that grow in the backyard, readers will come to rely on this work of remarkable breadth, depth, and elegance. It is a must-have reference for the library of any nature lover, and is poised to become the number one guide in the field.

    NATURE ANATOMY: THE CURIOUS PA

    NATURE ANATOMY: THE CURIOUS PA

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    See the world in a whole new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world. Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work, and much more. Rothman's whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire you to look more closely at the world all around you.

    Nature Anatomy is the second book in Rothman's Anatomy series - you'll love Nature Anatomy Notebook, Ocean Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Farm Anatomy, too!

    New York State Butterflies & Pollinators: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

    New York State Butterflies & Pollinators: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

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    Pollinators in New York State include bats, bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, wasps, flies, and beetles. These beneficial species are both beautiful to observe and critical to the preservation of the state's diverse eco-system and agriculture. This portable folding guide includes illustrations and descriptions of 140 species and a back-panel map featuring some of the state's top nature viewing hot spots. A handy field reference and perfect take-along guide for visitors and nature enthusiasts of all ages.
    New York Wildlife Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Guide to Birds, Fish, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians

    New York Wildlife Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Guide to Birds, Fish, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians

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    New York's wildlife has always played an important role in the history of the human beings inhabiting the state. Native Americans depended on birds, mammals, and fish for sustenance. Later, early Europeans immigrants hunted, trapped, and fished in the region both for food and for profit. Although the state's wildlife is still an important resource for hunters, trappers, and fishermen, wildlife is also increasingly important for its intrinsic, aesthetic value. For many New Yorkers today, experiencing nature and enjoying wildlife in its natural habitat has become an important recreational activity that serves to enhance their lives. But despite an inherent interest and fascination with wildlife, many New Yorkers are largely unaware of the diversity of species inhabiting their state. This volume is intended to provide an introduction to the state's fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

    In The New York Wildlife Encyclopedia, nationally known naturalist Scott Shupe has collected information on all the wildlife that reside in the Empire State. The first in a series of state wildlife encyclopedias, this book will be a handy, usable, layman's guide to New York's wildlife.

    Included are over 800 color photographs, depicting the different species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish, while also offering over 600 range maps to show their territory. Along with basic information for the biology of each animal, Shupe includes the size, habitat, and abundance of each species located in the state.

    Whether you're a lover of the outdoors, photography, or are looking to learn more about your state, this comprehensive guide will teach you about the wonderful wildlife that covers the water, earth, and skies of New York.

    PREVENTING LYME & OTHER TICK-B

    PREVENTING LYME & OTHER TICK-B

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    Disease-carrying ticks are found in all 50 states in the U.S. and, as their numbers rise and their ranges increase, so, too, do cases of tick-borne illnesses. Alexis Chesney, a naturopathic physician specializing in the treatment of diseases transmitted through tick bites, offers a comprehensive strategy for reducing exposure to disease-causing organisms and boosting the effectiveness of standard treatment protocols. With an overview of the tick species present in the U.S. and profiles of Lyme and other top diagnosed tick-borne diseases, including anaplasmosis and babesiosis, this guide gives concerned readers and medical professionals alike a deeper understanding of how tick populations -- and associated illnesses -- spread, and how to combat them naturally. In addition to covering landscape-management methods for dramatically reducing tick populations around the home, Chesney outlines prophylactic herbal tinctures that provide an additional layer of protection against tick-borne illnesses -- an important strategy for those living in high-risk regions, especially in the event of an undetected bite. Chesney also provides options for treating acute tick-borne diseases, if symptoms develop, as well as herbs that can be used in combination with antibiotics to augment their efficacy.
    Rocks, Gems and Minerals: A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-To-Use Guide (Revised, Updated)

    Rocks, Gems and Minerals: A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-To-Use Guide (Revised, Updated)

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    This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on:

    - Physical and chemical properties
    - Origins and geologic significance
    - Gems and semiprecious stones
    - How to find and collect specimens

    Illustrated in full color throughout, Rocks, Gems and Minerals is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!

    Track Finder: A Guide to Mammal Tracks of Eastern North America

    Track Finder: A Guide to Mammal Tracks of Eastern North America

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    Easily Identify the Animal Tracks You Find!

    Track Finder is a fully updated edition of the pocket guide that sold more than 300,000 copies! With this handy, easy-to-use book, you'll be able to identify mammal tracks of eastern North America, from the states that border the Mississippi River all the way over to the Atlantic Ocean. The guide by Dorcas S. Miller includes:

  • Keys to print shapes and track patterns
  • Tips for comparing similar species
  • Discussion of scat and other signs
  • Habitat information
  • Range maps
  • Cherie Hunter Day's beautiful drawings of the animals and their tracks
  • With a convenient 6 x 4 size, Track Finder fits nicely in your back pocket or backpack, so bring it along on your next outing!

    States included: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

    Tree Finder: A Manual for Identification of Trees by Their Leaves (Eastern Us)

    Tree Finder: A Manual for Identification of Trees by Their Leaves (Eastern Us)

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    Easily Identify the Trees You Find!

    This essential guide by celebrated ecologist May Theilgaard Watts helps readers identify native (and some widely introduced) trees of the United States and Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains. With this handy, easy-to-use guide, you'll be able to identify all sorts of trees in no time.

    Features include:

  • A dichotomous key, leading the user through a series of simple questions about the shape or appearance of different parts of a tree
  • Includes 161 species
  • Illustrated with line drawings
  • Small (6- by 4-inch) format that fits in a pocket or pack to take along on a hike
  • TREES OF NORTH AMER REVISED UP

    TREES OF NORTH AMER REVISED UP

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    Smell the bark of the aromatic Sassafras. Wonder at the Lodgepole Pine, whose heat-activated cones reseed forests destroyed by fire. Search for the Sugar Maple, whose foliage blazes red and yellow in autumn. North America's trees rank among nature's most awesome creations. This premier field guide features all characteristics-tree shape, bark, leaf, flower, fruit and twig-for quick identification, making it a superior choice for trail walks, creating displays, and scientific or commercial needs.

    -All of North America in one volume
    -Over 730 species in 76 families and 160 range maps
    -Native species and important introduced foreign varieties
    -Text, range maps, and illustrations seen together at a glance
    -Common and scientific names
    -Convenient measuring rules

    Winter Tree Finder: A Manual for Identifying Deciduous Trees in Winter (Eastern Us)

    Winter Tree Finder: A Manual for Identifying Deciduous Trees in Winter (Eastern Us)

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    Easily Identify the Trees You Find, Even in Winter!

    This essential guide by celebrated ecologist May Theilgaard Watts helps readers enjoy getting to know trees, even in winter when the leaves have fallen from the branches. With this handy, easy-to-use book, you'll be able to identify the trees around you in no time.

    Features include:

  • Key to identifying deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves in the winter) by looking at twigs, buds, fruits, and other features
  • Explanations of the structure of twigs
  • Information about habitats and ranges of native and some widely introduced trees
  • Illustrations with the author's line drawings