National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England   -     By: Peter Alden
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National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

Random House / 1998 / Hardcover

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For every New Englander and every visitor to the region, this uniquely compact yet comprehensive volume is the essential guide to New England's natural world. Whether you're at home or on the road, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England tells you:
  • What you'll see in the heavens on crystalline New England nights
  • The wildflowers that flourish in different New England habitats
  • The birds you'll encounter in the mountains, at the shore, and everywhere in between
  • The region's best natural sites - how to reach them, when to visit, and what you'll see

Here, too, is complete information on the geology, fossils, wildlife habitats, weather, and ecology of New England, as well as the region's trees, mushrooms, mammals, insects, retiles, fishes, and other life forms - all beautifully illustrated in 1,500 photographs, drawings, and maps.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 7.68 X 4.01 X 0.87 (inches)
ISBN: 0679446761
ISBN-13: 9780679446767

Publisher's 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.

Author Bio

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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