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Overview The Western guide to identifying wildflowers in North America encompasses updated descriptions of a wide variety of species, distribution, and taxonomy and features more than seven hundred full-color photographs of flowers in their natural habitats.
Publishers Description WESTERN REGION
This fully revised edition brings a new level of beauty, accuracy, and usefulness to the field guide that wildflower enthusiasts have relied upon for more than 20 years.
More than 940 all-new, full-color images show the wildflowers of western North America close-up and in their natural habitats. The guide has been completely revised to make identification in the field easier than ever. Images are grouped by flower color and shape and keyed to clear, concise descriptions that reflect current taxonomy.
The author, Richard Spellenberg, is Professor Emeritus of Biology at New Mexico State University.
Citations And Professional Reviews National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers--W: Western Region - Revised Edition by National Audubon Society has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.64" Width: 4.13" Height: 1.35" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Feb 4, 2002
ISBN 0375402330 ISBN13 9780375402333
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More About National Audubon Society
RICHARD K. WALTON is director and co-founder of the Monarch Monitoring Project for the New Jersey Audubon, a non-profit organization that promotes environmental awareness and conservation. He has studied at Hobart College and Lesley College.
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Reviews - What do customers think about National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers--W: Western Region - Revised Edition?
a decent field guide for western wildflowers Jan 2, 2008
As with all the Audubon Field Guides, so too with this one. The color plates are the best in the "field" of all the field guides; these photos are indispensible for any one who needs to identify any of the more than 650 species of western wildflowers.
The durable leatherette cover, as well as the heavy duty (turtleback) book binding, make this a book that can easily withstand much wear and tear.
The descriptive information is good; where the text starts to show deficiencies is in the Range, Habitat, and Comments sections of each species. The information tends to be vague and merely glosses over critical facts that should be included. I can only assume that it's the usual story of the editors not having the space to include more relevant information.
The index is cross referenced to the color plates; this is a big plus when out in the field attempting to do identifications. As far as a good tool to increase one's knowledge of the natural world, this field guide is helpful and deserves a place in any naturalist's library.
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National Audubon Society Guide to North American Wildflowers: Western Region - Revised Edition Aug 8, 2007
This book is excellent. It's photos of flowers and leaves are close up and clear. The introduction is filled with information on flower and leaf parts with diagrams. The information, description, and where each flower can be found is very detailed.
Great for general curiosity Jul 5, 2007
This book is great for those who like to know what they're looking at when they're out on a hike away from home. Since it covers the entire western U.S., it won't have every single flower you come across, but it can often help you get at least to the right family. I have a book that covers every single plant that I could come across right around where I live, but when I go more than a couple hours from home, this is a fun book to have. Great pictures, and great info on each plant in the back.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Western Region - Revised Edition (National Audubon Society F Jun 27, 2007
As in all the National Audubon Society Field Guides the book is great. National Audubon Society Field Guides are my favorite of all the guide books. The color photos are clear and close up for easy identification of the plant. Descriptions are in-depth for information and assistance in identification. I highly recommend this book.
Awesome!! Jan 4, 2007
The illustrations are fabulous. I have seen many wildflower books where all the pictures are in black and white. This book has actual photos of the flowers as well as detailed descriptions to help you learn. I recommend this book!