Item description for National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah by Peter Alden, Brianbon Society Cassie, Peter Friederici, Jonathan D. Kahl, Patrick Leary & Amy Leventer...
Overview Encompassing the states of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah, a lavishly illustrated field guide describes the natural history, climate, parks and reserves, natural wonders, and plant and animal species of the Southwestern United States. 50,000 first printing.
Publishers Description Filled with concise descriptions and stunning photographs, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States belongs in the home of every resident of the Southwest 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 southwestern 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, mountains, 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, 9 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 Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, or Utah, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern 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.
Peter Friederici, author of the habitats, conservation and ecology, and parks and preserves sections of this guide, is a writer and field biologist who contributes articles and essays to many national and regional periodicals. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Citations And Professional Reviews National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah by Peter Alden, Brianbon Society Cassie, Peter Friederici, Jonathan D. Kahl, Patrick Leary & Amy Leventer 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 178
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.72" Width: 4.1" Height: 0.91" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 4, 2002
Series National Audubon Society Pocket Guides
ISBN 067944680X ISBN13 9780679446804
Availability 0 units.
More About Peter Alden, Brianbon Society Cassie, Peter Friederici, Jonathan D. Kahl, Patrick Leary & Amy Leventer
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 Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah?
Excellent Book May 20, 2008
I initially found this book in the library and enjoyed it so much I wanted my own copy to carry with me when out hiking in the Tucson, AZ area. Informative, accurate, and easy to access information. For such a small field book it packs complete info regarding plants, trees, birds, reptiles and general info on geology and natural history in the southwest. If you want to learn more about the southwest desert - this is a must have field book
Southwest Comprehensive Sep 25, 2007
Just returned from a tour of the Southwest. The field guide was easy to use. I liked the fact that it covered so many aspects of the Southwest and eliminated having to tote five or six field guides to cover most of the subject matter.
Good field guide Oct 3, 2005
This field guide is really usefull. It has a basic description of hte animals, plants, geology, insects, and weather of the Southwest.
Handy guide to carry along Sep 15, 2005
This is a good book to have along as you explore the beauty of the region. It is not very comprehensive, but then if it was it would not be small enough to carry with you in the field, which would defeat its purpose. I feel it is well worth the price and will use it on my upcoming venture into the Southwest this October. I will also take several other books on the Southwest because each provides additional information for this region. It's not possible to get all the reference information in one volume, but this is a great book if you can only have one, and it is small enough to carry along on hikes or explorations. It is also bound properly for field use, an important feature.
If you can only take one field guide on your vacation... May 23, 2003
this is the one to take! Like carrying a park ranger in your backpack to help you know what you are looking at. Trees and wildflowers, animals of the land, sky and water, minerals, stars of the night sky. Increase your knowledge and understanding of the beautiful places you visit and your own backyard. Check out the Audubon Field Guides to Florida and other regions as well. Well worth the money. Lots of color photographs and well organized for easy use.