Author: Clarence Cottam
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2014-02-01
This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Enjoy and Learn! Expert Knowledge! Easy-to-Read! This handy guide to the most common, important and showy North American insects will help the novice begin a fascinating study. Includes: A key to insect groups Mature and immature forms How insects grow and develop and what they eat How to find and observe them Full color pictures, nontechnical language, and up-to-date range maps make this a gem of a guide for beginners at any age.
Author: R. Tucker Abbott
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2014-02-25
This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Scoop up plentiful Cockles on Eastern beaches. Spy a fabulous Emperor Helmet in Southern Florida. Find a Red Chiton on the Pacific shore. The coasts of North America yield a wondrous variety of shells, from the majestic Conch to tiny Bittium. This beautifully illustrated guide, Seashells of North America by R. Tucker Abbott, helps both the novice and experienced shell hunter distinguish between similar varieties and find the glorious specimens that become a collection's prize. -Native varieties and important introduced species -Expert tips on cleaning and preservation -Common and scientific names -Convenient measuring rules...and more!!
Author: George W. Symonds
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2013-05-28
A new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods. The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a tree to one of a small group -- the family or genus. Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the tree is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of the Oak trees on this plate are an example of the system. All of the more than 1500 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of carefully collected specimens. Where possible, details such as leaves, fruit, etc., appear in actual size, or in the same scale.
Author: Marjorie V. Cushing Falanruw
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-02-20
Trees of Yap, first published in 2015 as Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-249, is an up-to-date field guide for identifying the trees found on the island of Yap, Micronesia (and applicable to much of the southern Pacific). Included are descriptions and illustrations (drawings and b/w photographs) for all recorded native trees and most introduced trees. Additional information is provided on tree distribution, status, vernacular names in Micronesia, and English names when available, plus comments on the species and their uses. Fully indexed by scientific and common name. (Note that the photographs in this edition are black-and-white rather than in color as in the original Forest Service edition.)
Author: Michael D. Williams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2017-06-01
All-season field guide for identifying common trees of eastern NA This popular, field-tested guide for identifying trees in any season, not just when they are in full leaf, features 600 color photos and 200 line drawings showing bark, branching patterns, fruits, flowers, nuts, and overall appearance in addition to leaf color and shape. Accompanying text describes common locations and identifying characteristics. Covers every common tree in eastern North America, updated with the latest taxonomy and 130 range maps. Created for in-the-field or at-home use, this helpful guide includes an easy-to-use key to facilitate putting a name to a tree.
Author: Rise B. Axelrod
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This textbook provides instruction in college level rhetoric and writing. It offers readings, a research manual, a handbook and supports a range of approaches to teaching and learning, including collaboration, visual rhetoric, personal writing, writing about literature, writing in the community and the workplace, field research, portfolios, oral presentations, essay exams, and ESL. It contains step-by-step guides to writing specific kinds of essays -- remembering events, writing profiles, explaining a concept, finding common ground, arguing a position, proposing a solution, justifying an evaluation, speculating about causes, and interpreting stories. Because so much college writing requires strong argumentation skills, four of the assignment chapters focus on argumentative writing, and a separate strategies chapter covers theses, reasons and support, counterarguments, and logical fallacies. Three full chapters on research give students useful strategies not only for conducting field, library, and Internet research, but also for evaluating sources; deciding whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize; avoiding plagiarism; and documenting sources. The authors have included 39 readings by well-known authors and various "fresh" voices, including 12 students, providing well-written examples of the different types of essays and papers that students might be asked to complete.