Birds of Texas

Author: John H. Rappole
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 0890965455
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Nature

"W.L. Moody, Jr., natural history series ; no. 14." Guide to 622 birds found in Texas with information on habitat preferences, abundance, seasonal occurance, and more.

A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs

Author: George A. Petrides
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 039535370X
Release Date: 1973-09
Genre: Nature

All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.

Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States

Author: Alan Bessette
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 081563112X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Nature

Featuring more than 450 species with detailed descriptions, this volume includes precise color photographs, which also reflect the aesthetic appeal of mushrooms. The number of species described and illustrated is substantially more than has previously appeared in any other single work devoted to the mushrooms of the southeastern United States. Although this book contains the necessary components required for advanced students and professional mycologists, it emphasizes identification based primarily on macroscopic field characters for easier use by a general audience.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California

Author: Peter Alden
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: UCSD:31822023058266
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

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

Trees of Eastern North America

Author: Gil Nelson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400852994
Release Date: 2014-07-27
Genre: Nature

Covering 825 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Eastern North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains--including those species found only in tropical and subtropical Florida and northernmost Canada--the book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; "Quick ID" summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; keys to leaves and twigs; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure. The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the book covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs. With its unmatched combination of breadth and depth, this is an essential guide for every tree lover. The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guide to the trees of eastern North America Covers 825 species, more than any comparable guide, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains Features specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much more An essential guide for every tree lover

Mushrooms of the Southeast

Author: Todd F. Elliott
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604698374
Release Date: 2018-01-24
Genre: Nature

Mushrooms of the Southeast is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than 400 of the region’s most important mushrooms. The geographic range covered by the book includes northern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. In addition to profiles on individual species, the book also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and collection guidelines, an overview of fungus ecology, and information on mushroom poisoning and how to avoid it.

The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida

Author: Gil Nelson
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561641103
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Gardening

-- Florida ranks third in the U.S. in the number of plants -- about 4,000 species -- that cover its landscape -- An easy-to-use field guide with line drawings and color photos -- Useful to professional botanists as well as landscape architects and homeowners

A Field Guide to Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores

Author: Eugene H. Kaplan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395975166
Release Date: 1999-04-15
Genre: Nature

With more than 750 illustrations, including 300 color photographs, this guide covers more than 1,000 species, such as shoreside plants, clams, shrimps, crabs, corals, seaweeds, sponges, and sea urchins, as well as all of the common seashore communities found from Cape Hatteras to the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida

Author: Peter Alden
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: UCSC:32106018375318
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

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

A Field Guide to Birds of the Desert Southwest

Author: Barbara L. Davis
Publisher: Taylor Trade Pub
ISBN: STANFORD:36105019340731
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Travel

Provides descriptive and behaviorial information about over four hundred bird species found in the deserts and grasslands of Arizona, California, and New Mexico, and includes listings of public areas that offer high concentrations of bird species or specialities.

The Owl and the Woodpecker

Author: Paul Bannick
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594850950
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Nature

An intimate blend of personal field notes, rich natural history, and stunning photographs in the wild, this perfect holiday book for all bird-watchers provides an in-depth look at two of our most iconic--and important-- bird species. Great for photography lovers, conservationists and backyard enthusiasts alike, it includes an overview map of habitats and a foreword by award-winning artist and writer Tony Angell.Every wild place and urban area in North America hosts an owl or a woodpecker species, while healthy natural places often boast representatives of both. The diversity of these two families of birds, and the ways in which they define and enrich the ecosystems they inhabit, are the subject of this vivid new book by photographer and naturalist Paul Bannick. The Owl and the Woodpecker showcases a sense of these birds' natural rhythms, as well as the integral spirit of our wild places. Based on hundreds of hours in the field photographing these fascinating and wily birds, Bannick evokes all 41 North American species of owls and woodpeckers, across 11 key habitats. And by revealing the impact of two of our most iconic birds, Bannick has created a wholly unique approach to birding and conservation.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers

Author: Richard Spellenberg
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015059252570
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Nature

The Western guide to identifying wildflowers in North America encompasses updated descriptions of a wide variety of species, distribution, and taxonomy and features more than seven hundred full-color photographs of flowers in their natural habitats.