Item description for National Audubon Society Regional Guide to Florida by Peter Alden & Rick Cech...
Overview Identifies one thousand types of Florida's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests
Publishers Description Filled with concise descriptions and stunning photographs, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida belongs in the home of every Florida 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 state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;
A complete overview of Florida'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 Florida, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida.
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.
Rick Cech, author of several sections of this guide, is a nature writer, photographer, and founder of the North American Butterfly Association's newsletter, The Anglewing.
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.62" Width: 4.02" Height: 0.84" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date May 26, 1998
ISBN 067944677X ISBN13 9780679446774
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More About Peter Alden & Rick Cech
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 Florida?
Excellent General Field Guide To Florida Apr 28, 2008
This is an excellent field guide, with tons of color pictures, that cover lots of species of flora, fauna, birds and much more. Even though I am a Florida native, I have personally been using it for many years, and still carry it with me whenever I am outdoors. Our local Audubon chapter has also been providing it to local schools, teachers and children for many years. Highly recommend as a good, general guide to anyone interested in learning about Florida wildlife, plants and trees and much more. Co-president, Flagler Audubon Society
Great reference book Oct 25, 2007
I sent this book to my brother who just relocated to Marco Island. I happened to call him before the date I thought it would arrive and he said he had already used it. It's a great reference book to figure out what kind of critter you're seeing.
Great for Florida Aug 27, 2007
I use this in addition to other books (Handbook of Nature Study-Anna Botsford Comstock) For nature Study. Perfect.
Loved It Aug 23, 2007
I carry this book along in the car and use it anytime I go camping or to the state park. It is very informative and it contains most all the animals and insects I check for.
Broad but shallow May 31, 2007
It is typical for guides on everything within a political boundary to lack depth yet be difficult to wade through. But in all, this guide does a good job.