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Overview Identifies one thousand types of the regions plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the areas beaches, parks, preserves, and forests
Publishers Description Filled with concise descriptions and stunning photographs, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest belongs in the home of every Pacific Northwest 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 the Pacific Northwest'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 Washington or Oregon, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest.
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.
Dennis Paulson, contributing author and regional consultant for this guide, is Director of the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.77" Width: 4.17" Height: 0.89" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date May 26, 1998
ISBN 0679446796 ISBN13 9780679446798
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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.
Reviews - What do customers think about National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Pacific Northwest?
Truly Useful Field Guide Jul 8, 2006
I have used this guide since I moved to Oregon from California. It is easy to use and has helped identify many plants and animals unfamiliar to me. I never go anywhere without it! This small book will fit in your backpack, tote, car glovebox, saddle bag, or a large jacket pocket. The pictures and text are accurate and give you a good "snapshot" of a new plant or animal. I have often loaned it or given a copy to friends who are new to the area and they too have enjoyed it. This guide should be a staple in your Pacific Northwest wildlife library.
Thorough, Compact, and Easy to Use Dec 13, 2002
I highly recommend this field guide to anyone who is interested in the species found in the Pacific Northwest. It is especially great for beginners because it is easy to use and contains sections that cover diverse forms of life. If you're an expert and like to precicely identify mushrooms, for example, get a mushroom guidebook. Otherwise this is great for a quick reference to an amazing number of a variety of species in this area. I've had a lot of fun with it!
A nice gift for a newcomer (or yourself!) Feb 9, 2001
In attempts to find the 'perfect' gift for an active, outdoorsy newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, I stumbled across this guide. Considering the National Audubon Society's reputation for quality material, along with the recommendations and details provided by preceding this site reviewers, I took the plunge and bought copies for both of us!
(Since I currently reside in the desert southwest; I definitely needed assistance!)
After retrieving his package from the front porch and opening it at the end of a long day at work, my friend wrote, "The Audubon Field Guide is WAY cool. I spent about 15 minutes thumbing through it last night before I even took off my coat."
Soon thereafter, I opened this addition to my own library. At 15-16 oz, this is a serious weight to consider carrying on a long backpacking trip -- but not so frivolous if you relish identifying everything you're seeing! Its compact size makes it a perfect picnic basket/day pack addition for day trips, and when you're not out exploring, it's a handy kitchen/coffee table reference when you gaze out the window. This is a great all-around first guide for a casual/budding naturalist!
I can't wait to use it on my next trip!
Good All Around Guide Jan 16, 2001
I used this guide while on a hiking vacation through the Olympic Peninsula (Washington). Kept it in my backpack and found myself grabbing for it so much I eventually had it tucked in my back pocket. It is nice and compact. The pages have a glossy sheen so the occasional misting from coastal waters or common shower will not ruin it. It has everything in it (animals, trees, mushrooms, lichens, flowers, shrubs, insects...) and nice info on nature preserves, landscape and the weather. It was a great way to not just appreciate the beuaty of the hike, but learn about what I was seeing (a nice diversion on a 10 mile hike). Don't expect a lot of subject depth. Remember, it can fit into your pocket (sticking out the top).
Good easy reference book Sep 14, 2000
As a newcomer to the state of Washington, this book has been very helpful in identifying the flora and fauna of the area. Combining the plants and animals in one easy reference source is helpful. The photographs are very nice.