California Seashore Life

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants and Animals

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551363

Category: Travel

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From the playful sea otter to the gargantuan elephant seals, the California coastline encompasses a variety of diverse habitats that are home to thousands of species of plants and animals. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of birds, marine mammals, nearshore fishes, seashore creatures, seashells and plants. It also includes a tidal zone map that shows at what tidal depth the species occur. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

British Columbia Seashore Life

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants and Animals

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583552797

Category: Science

Page: 12

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British Columbia's rocky and sandy shorelines simply teem with life, and "tide-pooling" for creatures is a pastime enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. British Columbia Seashore Life is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for the beachcomber, and features over 140 beautiful illustrations of familiar and unique seashore plants and animals. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use.

Introduction to the Plant Life of Southern California

Coast to Foothills

Author: Philip W. Rundel,Robert J. Gustafson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520241991

Category: Nature

Page: 316

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CNHG: This is an introduction to the plant communities of the Southern California coastal areas and foothills, including color photos of 250 species and additional color habitat photos.

California Marine Life

A Guide to Common Marine Species

Author: Marty Snyderman

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 180

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California Marine Life is an invaluable guide to common marine species and various habitats found along the California coast. It is fully illustrated with brilliant color photographs of the fantastic creatures that live in these waters.

California Birds

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551011

Category: Travel

Page: 1

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The Golden State is the permanent or migratory home of 644 species of birds, including the state bird: the teardrop, top-knotted California quail. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

Trees of the California Landscape

A Photographic Manual of Native and Ornamental Trees

Author: Charles R. Hatch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520251243

Category: History

Page: 540

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An abundantly illustrated and essential resource for gardeners, homeowners, landscape design professionals, and anyone interested in California's abundant flora provides valuable information about native and ornamental species of trees, their habitat, and their sustainable needs.

The Nature of Florida

An Introduction to Familiar Plants, Animals and Outstanding Natural Attractions

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583553022

Category: Nature

Page: 175

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Compact yet comprehensive, The Nature of Florida takes novice naturalists through an easy-to-read basic explanation of species, field identification tips, the evolution of animals and plants, Florida''s geography and vegetation, before delving into more detailed species identification. Exhaustively researched, beautifully illustrated throughout and organized into color-coded sections, The Nature of Florida highlights over 310 familiar plants, animals, and the state''s outstanding natural attractions. Each listing is accompanied by a detailed full-color drawing, the species'' common and scientific name, its size, a simple description and an indication of its habitat. Brief comments provide more information on each species and assist in further identification. A section at the back of the book includes maps and descriptions of Florida''s various regions, and then listings of the major natural attractions within each of those regions. A handy checklist at the very back allows enthusiasts to keep track of the species they have personally observed.

The Chaparral Shrublands of Southern California

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants and Animals

Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583556832

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides. This identification tool showcases more than 120 of the most common flora and fauna found in and around the Chaparral Shrublands in Southern California. From birds and butterflies to plants and vegetation, this laminated, folded guide is an ideal source of portable information for visitors and locals alike.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California

Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society

Publisher: National Audubon Society Regio

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 2005

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Identifies one thousand types of California's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

San Diego Birds

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551646

Category: Nature

Page: 1

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San Diego Birds is a pocket-sized, folding Pocket Naturalist guide highlighting the most commonly seen birds in San Diego. Laminated for durability, these handy guides are a great source of portable information. Colorful illustrations and an inset map of popular birding areas in San Diego round out this popular avian reference.

Marine Mammals Ashore

A Field Guide for Strandings

Author: Joseph R. Geraci,Valerie J. Lounsbury

Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore

ISBN: 0977460908

Category: Marine mammals

Page: 371

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Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.

Beachcomber's Guide to Gulf Coast Marine Life

Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida

Author: Susan B. Rothschild

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781589790612

Category: Nature

Page: 179

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This updated guide provides the latest findings about the biology and ecology of the Gulf of Mexico. It reflects the effects of recent storms and hurricanes, and includes an expanded chapter on sea turtles. Hundreds of detailed drawings introduce you to more than 300 marine creatures commonly found along the beaches and bays of this area. Easy-to-read descriptions explain the taxonomic feeding, mating, and migratory habits of these coastal residents. In addition, this guide tells you about many offshore creatures, such as oysters, shrimp, and lobsters, and the numerous animals that inhabit the subsea oil platforms.

Tidepools: Southern California

A Guide to 92 Locations from Point Conception to Mexico

Author: Linda Tway

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899976336

Category: Travel

Page: 200

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Most people who visit tidepools for the first time walk through the area oblivious to the richness of life thriving among the rocks. Yet with this book as a guide, by the time they leave, they will be tiptoeing to avoid trampling the fragile plants and animals they discovered during their visit. Tidepools: Southern California will sharpen wanderers’ appreciation of the fragile life these contain. Of the several books describing animal and plant life in Pacific Coast tidepools, Tidepools: Southern California is the only one that tells adventurers where to find these ecological treasures and their fascinating life forms in detail. Carefully compiled by Dr. Linda Tway after years of exploring Southern California’s tidepools, this guide covers the coast in southern Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties. Tway shares all tidepool enthusiasts need to know: the pathways and parking for each area, tips on how to find and identify the abundant organisms, which organisms predominate, which are rare, and lots more. An extensive introduction and 16 pages of full-color photographs of the plants and animals enrich the experience.

Pacific Intertidal Life

A Guide to Organisms of Rocky Reefs and Tide Pools of the Pacific Coast

Author: Ron Russo,Pam Olhausen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780912550329

Category: Nature

Page: 64

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Illustrated with drawings, this guide helps naturalists identify various life forms of the intertidal zone along the Pacific coastline. Preceded by a discussion about this environment and its creatures.

Massachusetts Wildlife

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583556290

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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The state insect, the Ladybug, is one of thousands of species of animals inhabiting the diverse ecosystems found throughout the Bay State. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, seashore creatures and butterflies/insects and includes a map featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

Florida's Living Beaches

A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber

Author: Blair Witherington

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1561649880

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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A newly updated edition of the comprehensive bestselling guide to all things found on Florida's 700 miles of sandy beaches. Over 1400 identified beach features, animals, shells, plants, minerals, and manmade objects, with over 1300 full-color images and over 500 maps and 400 pages.

Fylling's Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tide Pools

Author: Marni Fylling

Publisher: Heyday Books

ISBN: 9781597143028

Category: Nature

Page: 76

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Hundreds of thousands of people visit Califorina's coasts each year and most explore the tide pools and the delightful, accurate illustrations lend distinctive character to this compact guide

A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (With Original Drawings & Photographs)

Adventure Memoirs, Travel Sketches & Wilderness Studies

Author: John Muir

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026847563

Category: Travel

Page: 275

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This carefully crafted ebook: “A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (With Original Drawings & Photographs)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. During his numerous travels across the North America John Muir left behind a several travel books and travel reports. In September 1867, Muir undertook a walk of about 1,000 miles from Indiana to Florida, which he recounted in his book A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf. He had no specific route chosen, except to go by the "wildest, leafiest, and least trodden way I could find”. Earlier that year, an accident changed the course of his life when a tool he was using slipped and struck him in the eye. He was confined to a darkened room for six weeks, worried whether he would ever regain his sight. When he did, he saw the world and his purpose in a new light. Muir later wrote, "This affliction has driven me to the sweet fields. God has to nearly kill us sometimes, to teach us lessons." From that point on, he determined to be true to himself and follow his dream of exploration and study of plants. John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization.