A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America

Author: Sheri Williamson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618024964
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Nature

A comprehensive guide to North America's thirty-one species of hummingbirds explains how to identify the various species and provides detailed notes on plumages, behaviors, habitats, migration, and breeding and wintering distributions, as well as tips on attracting and feeding these birds. Simultaneous.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547152469
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Nature

Presents illustrations and detailed descriptions of the most common species of birds found in the eastern and central areas of North America, with advice on bird identification and maps indicating the range of each species.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547152701
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Nature

Presents illustrations and detailed descriptions of the most common species of birds found in the western areas of North America, with advice on bird identification and maps indicating the range of each species.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618966145
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Nature

Honoring the centennial of the acclaimed naturalist's birth, new paintings, maps, digital updates, and revised text enhance this collected edition of the popular guide to bird observation and identification.

A Field Guide to Western Birds

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 061813218X
Release Date: 2001-04-01
Genre: Nature

Featuring the unique Peterson Identification System, a guide to more than 1,000 birds from 700 species, including summer and winter ranges, breeding grounds, and other special range data on easy-to-read maps.

Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America

Author: Fiona Reid
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547345536
Release Date: 2006-11-15
Genre: Nature

Roger Tory Peterson's unique system shows exactly what features to look for to tell one species from another. Peterson Field Guides are designed to work in the field, and every illustration, every word, is directed to that end. For each Field Guide, an author with expertise in the subject and an experienced artist work closely with the editors to ensure that both text and illustrations are accurate. As the most comprehensive and in-depth guide to North American mammals, this book covers all the mammals found in North America north of Mexico, including those that live in near-shore waters. The only guide to include paintings and photographs of the animals as well as photographs of mammal skulls, it has 80 color plates, plus 46 additional color illustrations and black-and-white drawings, nearly 400 range maps, and more than 100 color photographs.

Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547345852
Release Date: 2002-04-04
Genre: Nature

Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark text that, along with Peterson’s field guide, jump-started the modern environmental movement. By combining the tireless observation of a scientist with the imaginative skills of an artist and writer, Peterson created a field guide that Robert Bateman, in his foreword to the fifth edition, says was the doorway for millions of people into the wonderland of natural history. The Peterson Identification System has been used in the more than fifty books that make up the Peterson Field Guide series. Peterson’s magnum opus, now in its fifth edition, created the trail for countless field guides to follow. They are still following year by year, but his is the standard by which all other field guides are judged. On the morning of July 28, 1996, Roger Peterson was painting his final bird plate. He died peacefully in his sleep later that day. It is fitting that his final work—a culmination of more than sixty years of observing, painting, and writing—should be this one, a revision of the guide that started his legacy.

Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean

Author: Scott Weidensaul
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547840031
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Owls

This comprehensive work covering all the owls of North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, is the newest addition to the trusted Peterson Reference Guide series. Owls are perhaps the most intriguing of all birds -- instantly recognizable and endlessly fascinating. Whether viewed as symbols of wisdom or bad omens, these unusual birds have had a hold on human imagination for millennia. Heard more often than seen, many owls are best identified by vocalizations; this is the only owl guide to include access to a collection of recordings. It is also the only North American owl book to include the Caribbean, covering 39 species of owls, including many little-known tropical species. With detailed information about identification, calls, habitat, nesting, and behavior, this Reference Guide has the most up-to-date information about natural history, biology, ecology, migration, and conservation status. It is heavily illustrated with hundreds of color photos, and includes the most accurate color range maps ever presented, showing breeding, wintering, and migration routes. This is a definitive work, useful for serious birders and ornithologists but accessible for the non-expert.

Birds of North America

Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618132198
Release Date: 2001-03-18
Genre: Nature

Collects photographs, range maps, and descriptive entries identifying the markings, habits, habitat, and voice of each species.

A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Robert Cyril Stebbins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395982723
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Nature

Identifies more than five hundred species and subspecies of reptiles and amphibians, providing information on habitat, behavior, breeding data, key characteristics, and survival status of threatened species.

A Field Guide to Animal Tracks

Author: Olaus Johan Murie
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 061851743X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

A new edition of the classic guide to animal tracking includes descriptions of habitats, habits, signs, and much more, providing thousands of line drawings of bird, reptiles, amphibians, and insects that leave tracks. Original.

A Field Guide to Ferns and Their Related Families

Author: Boughton Cobb
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618394060
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

A new edition of the classic guide to ferns adds one hundred new color photographs and updates some text, but the core of the guide is lovingly presented anew. Original. 15,000 first printing.

America s National Wildlife Refuges

Author: Russell D. Butcher
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1589794109
Release Date: 2008-12-16
Genre: Nature

An all-in-one UPDATED guide to the National Wildlife Refuge system that describes over 530 U.S. wildlife reserves. This guide contains detailed explanations of each refuge's habitat and wildlife, as well as refuge amenities. Butcher provides information helpful to both the novice wildlife observer and the expert environmentalist. Butcher's work also contains 240 full-color photographs that show the magnificent beauty held within these refuges.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America

Author: Jesse Fagan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544867109
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Nature

A field guide to the birds of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, abundantly illustrated and with comprehensive coverage of both endemic and migrant birds Birding is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the tourism industry in northern Central America, and this is the newest and best bird field guide to this region—the first new bird guide in over ten years for the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. This guide is far more complete than previous ones, with more than 800 species accounts, full-color range maps, and 1,000 beautiful illustrations and behavioral vignettes covering all species recorded in the region. This guide is designed for birders to carry in the field, and it is a must-have for any birder who visits the area.