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National Audubon Society FGT Southeastern States Es (National Audubon Society Field Guide) [Turtleback]

Peter Alden , National Audubon Society

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Book Description

Sep 1999 National Audubon Society Field Guide
Filled with concise descriptions and stunning photographs, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States belongs in the home of every resident of the Southeast 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 state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;

A complete overview of the southeastern region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;

An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, hiking trails, forests, 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, 13 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as more than 100 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.  

For everyone who lives or spends time in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States.

Product details

  • Turtleback: 447 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group; 1 edition (Sep 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679446834
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679446835
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 10.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,859,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  39 reviews
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nifty, all encompassing field guide for the not so patient 11 May 2000
By J. E. Rifkin - Published on Amazon.com
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This field guid is really easy to extract information from. My sister-inlaw, who lives on a boat traveling all around the southeastern states, absconded with mine and I was left in the dark. I own many audubon field guides but I truely like the format of this one because all aspects are under one cover. It makes my pack much lighter! Alden and Nelson do a wonderful job for introducing the newcomer to the southern states. Thank you, JE Rifkin
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mile wide and inch deep 28 July 2005
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This is the BEST nature guide I have found for the southeast, but unfortunately that is not saying much. I have been spoiled by the wealth of naturalist and natural history books available for all different parts of the west, books which not only tell you how to ID a species, but which also give you enough information to feel like you know it afterwards.

I take young people on wilderness trips for a living, and enjoy sharing with them my love of nature. I especially enjoy introducing them to members of the natural community, neighbors they have had all their lives but probably have never taken time to become aquainted with. I grew up in the southeast, before heading west in search of adventure. Now I am back, working with at-risk and adjudicated youth, taking them on canoe paddles in old cypress swamps and along inter-coastal waterways. I normally find a variety of great books to take on trips for my kids to consult when they spot something new. But here in my old stomping grounds, this is the best I could come up with.

The National Audubon guides are great for covering a wide range of information, from weather to constellations to identifying plants and animals. But they won't tell you much of anything about those plants and animals. I know there are naturalists and writers in the south who can do better. Would love to find them (in print) someday soon.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best resource for nature walks 15 April 2005
By M. Baker - Published on Amazon.com
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We do nature walks for homeschooling, and I have to say this is the best guide to carry with you. It covers so many plants, animals, reptiles that are easy to find and identfy. The descriptions are concise and informative. I do think it's best to have other books at home for looking up more detailed info at home (or use the internet).
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Probably the Best All-Around Field Guide for the South 29 May 2002
By OutdoorsBound.com - Published on Amazon.com
I live out of this book. A must for anyone going outdoors in the South. I continue to impress my friends with the knowledge I retain from this book. If you are packing on the trail this is the book for you. Don't carry 10 different books. This is the only one you need.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great info if you can find it. 30 July 2007
By Phil Rugh - Published on Amazon.com
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The book contains a lot of information. It has a lot of good pictures of plants and animals found in the Southeastern States. The info is difficult to access because not all entries a listed in the index. If you are willing to read the entire book you will gain much. But if you want to use it to identify animals and plants you have seen you have to go through each section page by page. A little intelligent thought about providing a proper index would have helped greatly.
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