Item description for National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Southeastern States: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee by Peter Alden, Brian Cassie, Gil Nelson, Harry Zirlin, Jonathan D. Kahl, Eirc A. Oches & Wendy B. Zomlefer...
Overview Including more than 1,200 full-color photographs and two hundred maps, a field guide to the Southeastern states details the plants and animals, climate, natural history, parks and reserves, and other features of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 50,000 first printing.
Publishers Description Filled with concise descriptions and stunning photographs, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States belongs in the home of every resident of the Southeast 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 state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;
A complete overview of the southeastern region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;
An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, hiking trails, forests, 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, 13 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as more than 100 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.
For everyone who lives or spends time in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States.
Peter Alden, principal author of this series, is a birder, naturalist, author, and lecturer. He has led nature tours to more than 100 countries and is the author of books on North American, Latin American, and African wildlife. Peter organized an event called Biodiversity Day, the first of which took place in his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts.
Gil Nelson, regional consultant and author of the habitats, flora, and parks and preserves sections of this guide, is a naturalist, writer, and educator who has contributed articles to many national and regional magazines. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
Citations And Professional Reviews National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Southeastern States: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee by Peter Alden, Brian Cassie, Gil Nelson, Harry Zirlin, Jonathan D. Kahl, Eirc A. Oches & Wendy B. Zomlefer has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 05/01/2000 page 1644
American Reference Bks Annual - 01/01/2000 page 177
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 4.18" Height: 0.94" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Feb 4, 2002
Series National Audubon Society Pocket Guides
ISBN 0679446834 ISBN13 9780679446835
Availability 0 units.
More About Peter Alden, Brian Cassie, Gil Nelson, Harry Zirlin, Jonathan D. Kahl, Eirc A. Oches & Wendy B. Zomlefer
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 Southeastern States: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee?
Great info if you can find it. Jul 30, 2007
The book contains a lot of information. It has a lot of good pictures of plants and animals found in the Southeastern States. The info is difficult to access because not all entries a listed in the index. If you are willing to read the entire book you will gain much. But if you want to use it to identify animals and plants you have seen you have to go through each section page by page. A little intelligent thought about providing a proper index would have helped greatly.
Mile wide and inch deep Jul 28, 2005
This is the BEST nature guide I have found for the southeast, but unfortunately that is not saying much. I have been spoiled by the wealth of naturalist and natural history books available for all different parts of the west, books which not only tell you how to ID a species, but which also give you enough information to feel like you know it afterwards.
I take young people on wilderness trips for a living, and enjoy sharing with them my love of nature. I especially enjoy introducing them to members of the natural community, neighbors they have had all their lives but probably have never taken time to become aquainted with. I grew up in the southeast, before heading west in search of adventure. Now I am back, working with at-risk and adjudicated youth, taking them on canoe paddles in old cypress swamps and along inter-coastal waterways. I normally find a variety of great books to take on trips for my kids to consult when they spot something new. But here in my old stomping grounds, this is the best I could come up with.
The National Audubon guides are great for covering a wide range of information, from weather to constellations to identifying plants and animals. But they won't tell you much of anything about those plants and animals. I know there are naturalists and writers in the south who can do better. Would love to find them (in print) someday soon.
The best resource for nature walks Apr 15, 2005
We do nature walks for homeschooling, and I have to say this is the best guide to carry with you. It covers so many plants, animals, reptiles that are easy to find and identfy. The descriptions are concise and informative. I do think it's best to have other books at home for looking up more detailed info at home (or use the internet).
Probably the Best All-Around Field Guide for the South May 29, 2002
I live out of this book. A must for anyone going outdoors in the South. I continue to impress my friends with the knowledge I retain from this book. If you are packing on the trail this is the book for you. Don't carry 10 different books. This is the only one you need.
nifty, all encompassing field guide for the not so patient May 12, 2000
This field guid is really easy to extract information from. My sister-inlaw, who lives on a boat traveling all around the southeastern states, absconded with mine and I was left in the dark. I own many audubon field guides but I truely like the format of this one because all aspects are under one cover. It makes my pack much lighter! Alden and Nelson do a wonderful job for introducing the newcomer to the southern states. Thank you, JE Rifkin
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