Item description for National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont by NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY...
Overview Identifies the region's plant and animal life, offers an overview of natural history, and describes the area's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests
Publishers Description Filled with concise descriptions and stunning photographs, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England belongs in the home of every New England resident and in the suitcase or backpack of every visitor. This compact volume contains:
An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the region's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;
A complete overview of New England's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns and night sky;
An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.
The guide is packed with visual information -- the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 14 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as 150 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.
For everyone who lives or spends time in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, or Vermont, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England.
Peter Alden, principal author of this series, is a birder, naturalist, author, and lecturer. He has led nature tours to more than 100 countries for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lindblad Travel, Friends of the Harvard Musum of Natural History, and cruises on all the world's oceans. Author of books on North American, Latin American, and African wildlife, Peter organized an event called Biodiversity Day in his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts.
Brian Cassie, author of the habitats, parks and preserves, and other sections of this guide, writes and teaches about natural history. He is the co-author of the National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England. Brian lives with his family in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.68" Width: 4.01" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date May 26, 1998
ISBN 0679446761 ISBN13 9780679446767
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WAYNE R. PETERSEN is the Director of theMassachusetts Important Bird Areas(IBA) program atMass Audubon. He had led many birding tours across North America and abroad. In 2005, Petersen received theAmerican Birding Association s Ludlow Griscom Award for outstanding contributions in regional ornithology."
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Reviews - What do customers think about National Audubon Society Regional Guide to New England?
Great companion on your day hikes May 29, 2008
This book is a great companion to take on your day hikes. Very good photo's and descriptions to help identify various flora and fauna.
Educational Book Jun 10, 2007
This book is amazing!! It is very educational. I like how it has only the plants and animals that are specific to New England. The pictures are clear and the blurbs about the animals and plants have just the right amount of information in them for learning. I also like how it has other aspects like the night sky, geology, climate, ect. and it is well divided into those categories. I use this book to teach kids about what they find out in nature. It is easy for them to use and quickly find what they are looking at. It is also easy for them to read and understand. Some of them just like perusing through it to see what is around them. Once again, an amazing book for yourself, family, or for educational purposes. I wouldn't travel in New England without it.
Wonderful portable outdoor reference Feb 6, 2007
After using the Northwest version of this Audubon series, the New England version was attractive as a companion field guide to my bird books. Like the Northwest version, the New England version hasn't disappointed me.
neat Nov 10, 2006
has what I needed, but isn't very good with the oaks, maple trees, and some fish.
The best pictures are in this little book Nov 4, 2006
After flipping through and enjoying the sharp photography of this book, you will realize that it is also abounding in interesting facts concerning all of New England. Ever wonder what kind of fish you caught last summer or what that caterpillar will change into? Whether you need to know what kind of Oak tree is in your backyard or want to check out the constellations at various seasons - it's in this book! Great (and small enough) to take on hikes to identify animal tracks, flowers and even mushrooms! Although I have a few birding books, I find this one is easiest to use for identification. If you live in NE and want to know what is happening outdoors this book will pique your interest.