Georgia Nature Set

Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 1620051354
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Nature

The Georgia Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Peach State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Georgia - Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife - and is attractively packaged in a cellophane bag. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, Pocket Naturalist Guides are lightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.

A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia

Author: Robert Burton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691156613
Release Date: 2012-08-26
Genre: Nature

South Georgia is rich in wildlife and spectacular scenery, and it is a prime destination spot on most Antarctic tours. This beautifully illustrated field guide depicts the birds, mammals, insects, flowering plants, and other vegetation found in this unique part of the world. It features 368 full-color photographs of more than 180 species, including 65 species of birds, 20 species of sea mammals, nearly 60 species of insects, and more than 40 species of flowering and nonflowering plants. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, with information on status, behavior, threats, and distribution. This one-of-a-kind photographic guide also includes introductory chapters on South Georgia's geography, climate, ecology, and conservation. Features 368 photos of more than 180 species Covers birds, sea mammals, insects, and plants Provides detailed species accounts Includes chapters on geography, climate, ecology, and conservation The only photographic field guide to focus specifically on South Georgia

Explorer s Guide Georgia Second Edition

Author: Carol Thalimer
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 9781581577747
Release Date: 2012-12-03
Genre: Travel

Georgia is one of the top domestic travel destinations in the U.S. From ancient mountains and winding rivers to charming towns, plush coastal island communities, and the lively metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia: An Explorer's Guide offers a vast variety of opportunities for travelers of many interests. In this all-new guide, veteran travel writers Carol and Dan Thalimer lead you on the ultimate exploration of the Peach Tree State, showing you where to find the best barbeque, white-water rafting, historic battlefields, cultural opportunities, and much more. This revised edition includes hundreds of dining recommendations, from roadside eateries to fine cuisine. Opinionated listings of inns, B&Bs, hotels, vacation cabins, and campgrounds are also featured. Other features include: 15 up-to-date regional and city maps; an alphabetical “What's Where” guide for trip planning; handy icons that point out best values, wheelchair access, family- and pet-friendly activities and establishments.

Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia

Author: Linda G. Chafin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0977962105
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Science

Abundantly illustrated with more than 400 color photographs and 200 detailed drawings, this comprehensive guide to the state's rare and endangered plants provides photographs and botanical illustrations in a single volume formatted for field use. More than 200 species are covered, including two dozen that are federally listed and 170-plus that are listed as Threatened, Endangered, Rare, or of Special Concern by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The guide is designed for easy, nontechnical identification of species in the field. Color photographs show the plants in their natural surroundings, and drawings emphasize the most distinctive parts of the plants. Packed with information about the plants as well as their habitats and management, the guide facilitates the quick recognition of rare species, encourages awareness of their distribution and ecological significance, and provides guidelines for ensuring their survival. Additional features include directions for using the guide, a map of Georgia's counties, descriptions of the natural communities of Georgia, references for further reading, a glossary of frequently used terms, and indexes of scientific and common plant names. The guide also includes a chapter by Jennifer Ceska and University of Georgia horticulture professor James Affolter, founding members of the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, on horticultural requirements of rare species and the role of GPCA in their protection. This is a valuable resource for students, wildflower enthusiasts, botanists, land managers, and environmental decision makers. Each species account includes: one or more full-color photographs Georgia distribution map line drawing emphasizing such key field identification characters as leaf, stem, flower, and fruit scientific and common names legal and wetland status brief nontechnical description emphasizing key field identification characters flowering, fruiting, or sporulation period description of species habitat information on best survey season range-wide distribution Georgia conservation status management guidelines information on similar species and related rare species list of references

Field Guide to the Birds of Chile

Author: Alvaro Jaramillo
Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
ISBN: 0713646888
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Birds

This is a field guide covering all species occurring in the country ofChile. Chile holds a great diversity of habitat types, from the Andesin the north down to the tundra and sub-Antarctic rainforest of Tierradel Fuego in the far south. Chile supports an interesting range ofbreeding and visiting birds, including nine species found nowhere elsein the world. This guide features concise, identification-focused textpositioned opposite the colour plates to allow quick and easyreference. Detailed distribution maps are provided for every species,completing the essential field guide to the birds of this spectacularand tourist-friendly country. 'This is the best field guide published thus far to the birds of southern South America.' www.worldtwitch.com (June 2004)

Backyard Birds of Georgia

Author: Bill Fenimore
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423605675
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Nature

BACKYARD BIRDS How to Identify and Attract the Top 25 Birds BACKYARD BIRDS IS AN EXCITING SERIES of books that explores the top twenty-five backyard birds most commonly found in each state. It includes a profiled size scale that allows the reader to quickly identify the correct bird, and each bird entry is accompanied by a stunning color photograph and specific description, including identification marks, behavior, habitat, and nesting style-even the song the bird makes! As an added feature, author Bill Fenimore also provides expert tips for building the ultimate backyard bird sanctuary, from creating birdbaths and planting proper foliage to offering a bird's favorite foods. Fenimore was awarded the Ludlow Griscom Award, the American Birding Association's highest honor. Bird-watching is one of the most popular activities in the United States, with approximately fifty-one million bird-watchers nationwide. Bird-watching is a $6 million business. More than $400 million is spent each year on bird-related magazines and books. The series will soon include all fifty states. Author is a franchisee of Wild Bird Center, which has more than eighty locations in twenty-nine states. Online marketing and promotions. Print and web advertising campaign. National broadcast and print publicity. Co-op available. Bill Fenimore is owner of the National Best Environmental Stewardship Award-winning Wild Bird Center franchise in Layton, Utah. He conducts seminars and workshops that educate the public about birds and their critical habitat needs, and he leads birding field trips for clients from around the globe.

Field Guide to Upland Birds and Waterfowl

Author: Christopher Smith
Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press
ISBN: 1885106203
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Nature

This full color pocket field guide includes everything needed to correctly identify 73 species of North American waterfowl & game birds. Chris Smith's excellent full color illustrations detail every important aspect of each bird & are complemented by concise, informative descriptions. From grouse & quail to puddle ducks & divers, every important game bird in North America is covered. There has never been such a thorough, useful field guide for important game birds. You will find 23 North American upland game birds & 50 waterfowl species covered, along with: * Detailed full color illustrations * Full color distribution maps for each species * Thorough descriptions covering special features of identification, habitat, breeding habits, vocalizations, & flock information for waterfowl * Special features of identification are also illustrated, including the wings of each waterfowl species to aid in identification of individual species & between male & female within a species There are also diagrams for both upland game birds & waterfowl showing every part of the bird that is used in identification. A flyway map of North America is accompanied by a detailed list showing the degree of occurrence for each waterfowl species in the different flyways.

Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America

Author: Robert S. Ridgely
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292717480
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Nature

With the publication of the landmark volumes The Birds of South America: The Oscine Passerines and The Birds of South America: The Suboscine Passerines, Robert S. Ridgely and Guy Tudor established themselves as the leading authorities on the songbirds of South America. Reviewers hailed the volumes as the essential reference works for professional ornithologists and avocational birders alike, and they remain the only volumes that provide full scientific coverage of the continent's passerines. Recognizing the need for a more compact guide that birders can take into the field, Ridgely and Tudor have now extracted and updated the essential identification information from The Birds of South America to create the Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America. This definitive guide is filled with indispensable features: 121 color plates that present Guy Tudor's magnificently detailed paintings of more than 1,500 species of songbirds, including more than 400 that were not illustrated in BOSA 160 additional color illustrations of subspecies and females Extensively updated color range maps for all of the species in the field guide, prepared by Robert S. Ridgely with technical assistance from Maria Allen and Terry Clarke, appear opposite the plates for each bird family Robert S. Ridgely's authoritative accounts of nearly 2,000 species that cover each bird's abundance, habitat, and range; elevational preference; taxonomic or nomenclatural changes; plumage description; general behavior and voice; and range beyond South America, if applicable

Living with the Georgia Shore

Author: Tonya D. Clayton
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822312192
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Business & Economics

The wide sandy beaches, quiet maritime forests, and vast Spartina marshes of the natural Georgia coast create a most spectacular, albeit gentle, Southern beauty. Casual visitors and longtime residents alike have been charmed by this special place. Living with the Georgia Shore provides an essential reference and guide for residents, visitors, developers, planners, and all who are concerned with the conditions and future of Georgia's coastal zone. Recounting the human and natural history of the islands, the authors look in particular at the phenomenon of coastal erosion and the implications of various responses to this process. In Georgia, as elsewhere in the United States, the future of the shore is in doubt as recreational and residential development demands increase. This book provides guidelines for living with the shore, as opposed to simply living on it. The former requires planning and a wise choice of property or house site. The latter ignores the potential hazards unique to coastal life and may make inadequate allowance for the dramatic changes that can occur on any sandy ocean shore. Living with the Georgia Shore includes an introduction to each of the Georgia isles, an overview of federal and state coastal land-use regulations, pointers on buying and building at the shore, a hurricane preparation checklist, a history of recent hurricanes in Georgia, an extensive annotated bibliography, and a guide to government agencies and private groups involved in issues of coastal development.

The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal

Author: John Yow
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807882603
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Nature

With his distinctively witty, anecdotal, and disarming voice, John Yow now journeys to the shore and shares his encounters with some of the most familiar and beloved coastal birds. Out of his travels--from North Carolina's Outer Banks, down the Atlantic coast, and westward along the Gulf of Mexico--come colorful accounts of twenty-eight species, from ubiquitous beach birds like sanderlings and laughing gulls to wonders of nature like roseate spoonbills and the American avocets. Along the way, Yow delves deeply into the birds' habits and behaviors, experiencing and relating the fascination that leads many an amateur naturalist to become the most unusual of species--a birder. Seasonally organized chapters explore the improbable, the wonderful, and the amusing aspects of these birds' lives. Yow embellishes his observations with field notes, anecdotes, and stories from some of America's finest naturalists--including John James Audubon, Arthur Cleveland Bent, Rachel Carson, and Peter Matthiessen. Combining the endless fascination of bird life with the pleasure of good reading, The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal is the perfect companion for any nature lover's next trip to the beach.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Texas

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395921384
Release Date: 1998-06-12
Genre: Nature

All the birds of Texas and most of those found in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana are illustrated here in 60 plates that show key features. Descriptions of 542 species, silhouttes, and comparisons of similar species help with accurate identification.

Florida s Birds

Author: David S. Maehr
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561643351
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

This illustrated guide to Florida's birds includes full-color illustrations and detailed descriptions of each species, and covers such topics as exotic and endangered species; bird conservation and study; finding, attracting, and feeding birds, bird problems, and the care of sick and injured birds.

Pocketguide to Eastern Wetlands

Author: T. Travis
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811758611
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Nature

More than 200 plants, trees and shrubs, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds commonly found in eastern wetland habitats are featured in this detailed field guide.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Jon Lloyd Dunn
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 0792253140
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

A completely revised and updated fifth edition of the popular birding handbook provides identification tips, full-color artwork, new locator and range maps, information on behavior and nesting, new plumage and species classification data, and other valuable facts about more than eight hundred North American birds. Original. 75,000 first printing.