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9780679446767

National Audubon Society Regional Guide to New England

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  • ISBN13:

    9780679446767

  • ISBN10:

    0679446761

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-05-26
  • Publisher: Knopf

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Summary

Filled with concise descriptions and stunning photographs, theNational Audubon Society Field Guide to New Englandbelongs in the home of every New England resident and in the suitcase or backpack of every visitor. This compact volume contains: An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the region's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more; A complete overview of New England's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns and night sky; An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others. The guide is packed with visual information -- the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 14 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as 150 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals. For everyone who lives or spends time in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, or Vermont, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than theNational Audubon Society Field Guide to New England.

Author Biography

Peter Alden, principal author of this series, is a birder, naturalist, author, and lecturer. He has led nature tours to more than 100 countries for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lindblad Travel, Friends of the Harvard Musum of Natural History, and cruises on all the world's oceans. Author of books on North American, Latin American, and African wildlife, Peter organized an event called Biodiversity Day in his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts.<br><br>Brian Cassie, author of the habitats, parks and preserves, and other sections of this guide, writes and teaches about natural history. He is the co-author of the <b>National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England</b>. Brian lives with his family in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Part One: Overview
Natural Highlights
10(2)
Topography
12(2)
Ocean and Coast
14(2)
Geology
16(13)
The Sculpting of the Landscape
16(2)
Erosion by Glaciers
18(2)
Deposits Left by Glaciers
20(2)
Fossils
22(2)
Minerals
24(2)
Rocks
26(3)
Habitats
29(19)
Northern Conifer Forests and Alpine Regions
30(2)
Northern Broadleaf Forests
32(2)
Southern New England Forests
34(2)
Open Areas
36(2)
Freshwater Wetlands
38(2)
Open Inland Water and Waterways
40(2)
Seacoasts
42(2)
Oceans and Bays
44(2)
Cities and Suburbs
46(2)
Conservation and Ecology
48(6)
The Effects of Humans
48(2)
Conservation
50(2)
Endangered and Recovering Species
52(2)
Weather
54(8)
Seasons
56(4)
Typical Clouds
60(2)
Night Sky
62(16)
Our Solar System
62(2)
Stars and Deep-sky Objects
64(2)
Sky Maps: Winter
66(2)
Sky Maps: Spring
68(2)
Sky Maps: Summer
70(2)
Sky Maps: Fall
72(4)
Part Two: Flora and Fauna
How to Use the Flora and Fauna Section
76(2)
Flora
78(102)
Mushrooms
78(4)
Algae
82(2)
Lichens
84(2)
Spore Plants
86(6)
Ferns
88(4)
Trees and Shrubs
92(42)
Conifers
95(6)
Broadleaf Trees and Shrubs
101(2)
Large Broadleaf Trees
103(18)
Small Broadleaf Trees and Shrubs
121(13)
Leaf Shapes
134(1)
Flower Types
135(1)
Wildflowers
136(44)
Invertebrates
180(51)
Marine Invertebrates
181(12)
Freshwater and Land Invertebrates
193(38)
Spiders and Kin
195(3)
Insects
198(33)
Vertebrates
231(198)
Fishes
232(31)
Saltwater Fishes
233(22)
Freshwater Fishes
255(8)
Amphibians
263(5)
Reptiles
268(7)
Birds
275(75)
Mammals
350(28)
Part Three: Parks and Preserves
Introduction
378(1)
Connecticut
379(5)
Maine
384(13)
Massachusetts
397(12)
New Hampshire
409(7)
Rhode Island
416(6)
Vermont
422(7)
Appendices
Acknowledgments 429(2)
Picture Credits 431(4)
Index 435(12)
Converting to Metric 447

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